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Ethan Geringer-Sameth



Officials sound the alarm on cuts to NYC contracts office

New York City isn’t paying nonprofits on time. The mayor wants to reduce contract services funding anyway.



Library leaders warn of branch closures if mayor’s budget cuts aren’t reversed

The presidents of the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library and Queens Public Library said the planned $58.3 million budget cut would lead to severe staff shortages.


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Adams administration abandoned school desegregation measures, NYU report finds

The report found that Mayor Eric Adams has reversed many of his predecessor’s policies aimed at racial integration of public schools.



NYPD still racking up overtime and mum on social media posts

The New York City Council criticized police leaders for fiscal mismanagement and “unprofessional” posts.

Energy & Environment


NYC environment commish delivers sobering message to City Council on flooding

“We will need a much broader conversation about how much we are willing to pay, how much flooding we are willing to accept,” the city Environmental Protection Commissioner Rohit Aggarwala said.

News & Politics


Rental housing vacancies in NYC hit historic low amid affordability crunch

The number of available apartments to rent in the five boroughs dropped to 1.4% of the total housing stock, the lowest since 1968.

New York City


Jessica Ramos nearing decision on Steve Cohen’s Queens casino

In the next few months, the key state senator blocking the development may give a final thumbs-up or thumbs-down.



Adams announces $109 billion preliminary budget, addresses $7.1 billion budget gap

The New York City mayor said he was able to balance the spending plan and restore several unpopular cuts to police, fire, sanitation, and parks, attributed to benefits from reduced spending on asylum-seekers, city reserves and higher-than-expected tax revenue.



De Blasio-era police reforms suffer under Adams

With recent cuts to the Civilian Complaint Review Board, Adams has set his sights on one of the last untouched police reforms of his predecessor.



Tech start-up incubator heralded as sign of things to come

New York City Mayor Eric Adams called the new Civic Hall in Manhattan’s Union Square, a “laboratory for the entire country."

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Officials, advocates call for restructuring of domestic violence service delivery

The current system for contracting was described as disjointed, creating a bureaucratic labyrinth for providers and service gaps for survivors, during a state Senate oversight hearing.



City Hall backs bill to require five-year affordable housing plans

The governor’s plan to spur affordable housing at the state level collapsed earlier this year, but Mayor Eric Adams is backing a bill to set housing production goals in every city neighborhood.

New York City Council


Council members accuse City Hall of telling contractors to stay away from Council hearing

None of the city contractors invited to testify bothered to show up to the hearing. Council Members Julie Won and Gale Brewer blamed the Adams administration.