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Sahalie Donaldson

is an associate City Hall reporter at City & State New York.

Eric Adams

Policy

5 takeaways from Eric Adams’ State of the City

The New York City mayor laid out his “Working People’s Agenda” for 2023 at a theater in Queens on Thursday.

Heard Around Town

Policy

NYC education department says admissions diversity pilot is working

A program to set aside spots at high-performing schools for underrepresented students should be expanded, city education leader says.

Immigration

Policy

Amid “crisis,” Adams defends cruise terminal migrant shelter

The New York City mayor has grown increasingly fed up with criticism levied at his administration’s efforts to house asylum-seekers.

Policy

Policy

Zoning fights may become political liabilities in upcoming 2023 NYC Council primaries

Everyone is talking about building new housing. With rezonings under the microscope, will development sway City Council elections?

Heard Around Town

Politics

NYC leaders acknowledge 22% increase in overall crime, while pointing to signs of progress

Year-end data from the NYPD reports that homicides and shootings declined in 2022. Leaders say the last three months of the year pointed to even more promising signs ahead.

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New York City

Policy

NYC leaders call for money, and a plan, as more migrants arrive from the Mexican border

While buses of migrants arrived in Manhattan, the City Council held a hearing on the city’s response to asylum-seekers

New York City

Policy

Adrienne Adams makes her own bid for building new affordable housing

Following proposals made by Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams, the City Council Speaker unveiled her own complementary plan that prioritized equity, while still pushing for new units.

New York City

Politics

A timeline on the closure of Rikers Island

With the jail complex’s incarcerated population forecasted to balloon in coming years, corrections department officials are casting doubt on closing in 2027

New York City

Policy

Eric Adams puts his own spin on universal pre-K

The administration is expanding special education and paying teachers more – and throwing shade at Bill de Blasio in the process.

New York City

Policy

MTA spending $1 million a month for private security guards amid crackdown on fare evasion in subway system

Stopping turnstile jumpers while addressing safety is slowly paying off, New York City Transit and police leaders testified before a joint hearing of the City Council transportation and public safety committees Monday.

New York State

Policy

New York recommends masking again. Will mask-weary schools comply?

The state health and education departments issued guidance in line with the CDC following an uptick in respiratory illnesses and COVID-19.

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.