Heard Around Town

Politics

Scott Stringer’s defamation suit may be unwise – but the real goal may be to depose Jean Kim

The former New York City mayoral candidate thinks other people were working with the lobbyist whose 20-year-old allegations of sexual assault derailed his campaign – and he’s not willing to move on.

New York City

Policy

Eric Adams picks a number: 500,000 new homes in the next decade

The mayor announced a plan to streamline residential development in New York City.

Heard Around Town

Policy

NYC Council ‘still waiting’ to see a plan on mayor’s plan for severe mental illness

Eric Adams and his team have been doing a media blitz, explaining and defending last week’s announcement.

New York City

Politics

Who’s who in Eric Adams’ administration

From deputy mayors to fixers to legal counsel, here are the insiders the mayor has appointed to run the city.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Ari Kagan and Justin Brannan are off to the Coney Island races

New York City Council Member Ari Kagan switched parties to Republican, which could set up 2023 a general election showdown between incumbents.

New York City

Personality

Ingrid Lewis-Martin is NYC’s higher power

“When they go low? We drill for oil.” She’s a Christian chaplain, Eric Adams’ closest adviser – and no one is crossing her.

Heard Around Town

Politics

Peter Abbate is fundraising – but doesn’t think he’ll run again

The outgoing senator lost his Brooklyn seat to Lester Chang, who is facing residency questions from Assembly Democrats.

Heard Around Town

Politics

No “pushback” against two Brooklyn leaders, as Rep. Hakeem Jeffries ascends

The Brooklyn Congress member will be House Democratic leader, while neighbor Chuck Schumer remains U.S. Senate majority leader.

Exit interviews

Personality

Mathylde Frontus has never been able to take her seat for granted

The two-term Brooklyn Assembly member narrowly lost to Republican Alec Brook-Krasny in this year’s election.

New York State

Politics

More than a third of NY’s congressional delegation won’t be returning in 2023. Is that bad for the state?

The loss of 10 incumbents to redistricting and retirement means New York is losing some influential representatives, but there’s power to gain too.

Heard Around Town

Politics

Pending power struggle over BOE appointment in Manhattan

Manhattan Democratic Chair Keith Wright nominated Barry Weinberg. Rep. Adriano Espaillat may not like that.

Heard Around Town

Policy

No Gucci, yes homeless housing, in pending Innovation QNS deal

The Astoria development seems likely to happen with City Council Member Julie Won’s support.

Politics

Politics

Hakeem Jeffries isn’t showing his cards

A Q&A with the Congress member, who spoke carefully about Democratic leadership at the federal level and in New York.

Heard Around Town

Politics

At Somos, a Jewish event brings people in

Eric Adams, Adrienne Adams, Letitia James and more spoke at David Greenfield’s event at the Chabad Jewish Center of Puerto Rico

Heard Around Town

Politics

Adams offers peaceful tone at Somos

The New York City Mayor shifted away from his push on the importance of rolling back bail laws after arriving at the annual conference in Puerto Rico Friday.

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