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City Delays Christmas Week Family Shelter Evictions After Outcry

Migrant families whose stays in city-sponsored shelters were due to begin expiring the day after Christmas under a 60-day limit will have at least another week to remain in the facilities, according to an administration source familiar with the deliberations. Their evictions will be postponed until after New Year’s Day and potentially longer, according to […]

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Adams Accuses Lander of ‘Tying Our Hands’ by Vetting Emergency Migrant Contracts

City Hall officials said Tuesday that efforts to house asylum seekers would be slowed by Comptroller Brad Lander’s decision to restrict Mayor Eric Adams’ ability to ink emergency contracts.  Lander announced Monday in a letter sent to city agencies that his office would now need to pre-approve emergency procurement requests under many circumstances, changing what […]

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City Tweaks Rules at Shelter Re-Up Site to Curb Overnight Camping

City officials have rejiggered the way that adult migrants reapplying for another 30-day shelter stint are counted, in an attempt to reduce the number sleeping outside a “reticketing site” in the East Village, advocates say.  The change comes following uproar earlier this week, as hundreds of people waited for hours outside the 7th Street site […]

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Only a Handful of Migrants at ‘Reticketing Site’ Accept City’s Free Trips Out

Of the thousands of people who’ve passed through an East Village “reticketing site” City Hall opened a month ago to encourage migrants to move somewhere else, just 10% have accepted tickets elsewhere, according to internal data obtained by THE CITY.  Of 5,560 people who’ve gone to the reticketing site, just 570 have taken free plane […]

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Turkey Probe: Eric Adams Campaign Took Money from Leaders of Erdogan-Backed Foundation

Eric Adams’ 2021 mayoral campaign accepted donations from three members of a foundation incorporated by Bilal Erdogan, a son of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and whose board members include Erdogan’s daughter, Esra Albayrak. The campaign is at the center of an FBI probe looking into whether it conspired with the Turkish government to accept […]

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Bronx GOP Council Win Adds Historic Note to Otherwise Quiet Election Night

Republicans in the City Council got a surprise win in Tuesday’s election, as a progressive Democrat in a politically mixed area of The Bronx couldn’t hang on to her Throggs Neck seat. Elsewhere in the city, Democrats appeared to hold on to competitive southern Brooklyn seats and exonerated Central Park Five activist Yusef Salaam sailed […]

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Republican Council Candidates Hope To Pick Up Seats in Low-Turnout Election

There’s one more day to vote in New York’s off-year local election. So far, it’s been an off year for turnout, too: hardly 85,000 of the city’s nearly 3.5 million voters came to the polls during the early voting period, which ended on Sunday. With few people showing up to vote, there’s room for surprises, […]

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FBI Raids Home of Top Adams Fundraiser Brianna Suggs as Mayor Rushes Back to NYC

Federal agents raided the Crown Heights home of a top fundraiser for Mayor Eric Adams early Thursday, according to reports, leading the mayor to return to the city immediately after traveling to Washington D.C. to discuss the migrant crisis.  The raid on the residence of Brianna Suggs, first reported by The New York Times, happened […]

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Brooklyn Council Member Appears for Her Gun-Charge Arraignment as Voting Begins

Southern Brooklyn Councilmember Inna Vernikov appeared in Brooklyn Criminal Court Thursday morning, where she was arraigned on an illegal gun charge after allegedly bringing a firearm to a pro-Palestinian student rally she was counter-protesting. Vernikov, who has an NYPD permit to carry a gun, is charged with violating a state law passed last year that […]