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Mayor Oscar Leeser, a Democrat, offers asylum-seekers who just crossed the Rio Grande a free bus ride out of town — as long as it’s to New York or Chicago. Police recently evicted an encampment of people who refused.
At a tense City Council Hearing, NYCHA officials were grilled about the authority’s lethargic response to complaints about cloudy water and positive arsenic test results. Its chairman was a no-show.
The lawsuit against McKinsey & Co. was filed on behalf of the health and welfare funds of dozens of construction trade and other unions.
The chaotic county confab started nearly three hours late, and ended not long after that with almost none of its business accomplished, and as party leaders relied on legal experts with criminal histories.
On eve of a Council investigative hearing, sources say weeks went by without action, even as tenants filed dozens of complaints of foul, cloudy water.
Longtime boosters of restoring rail service to a 3.5-mile stretch of the LIRR’s abandoned Rockaway Beach Branch said last week’s QueensWay park announcement left them wondering about the prospects for their preferred transit project.
Stimulus money will run out, so the Adams administration is deciding how to fund child care and education for tots.
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The transit agency’s flippant new signs deliver poor public health messaging, disability advocates charge.
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Local 1549 of District Council 37, whose members include low-paid secretaries and clerical aides, had its management removed and is now being run by AFSCME in Washington D.C.
Mayor suggests the post-9/11 evolution of FiDi may be a blueprint for rebuilding momentum for Midtown and other business districts as workers continue Zooming in to work part-time.
“They don’t need a license. Anyone can do it. They’re not regulated unless the attorney general has the time to crack down on them. And they can’t go after everybody because it’s like whack-a-mole, right?”
A new review by Comptroller Brad Lander shows that buildings have become much less secure since 2018.
The ruling, which isn’t binding on other judges but will surely be noted by them, was based on the 2019 bail reform law’s requirement judges consider “ability to post bail without posing undue hardship.”
Some companies don’t provide insurance coverage for workers, while others keep it a well-guarded secret — leaving hurt deliveristas in the lurch.
Mayor Eric Adams scrapped the requirement on Tuesday along with the vaccine mandate for private employers.
The City Council is considering upping penalties for companies that are repeat offenders, which workers allege includes the fast casual Mexican-style restaurants.
The Society for the Advancement of Judaism had rented to the Upper West Side Republican Club before the pandemic, but after Jan. 6 they weren’t interested in letting the group return for an event with Dick Morris.
With the plan to shut down Rikers Island looming, the Department of Correction is prepping for a battle over control of all city lockups.