An accounting flub caused thousands of transit workers to pay more than they should have into the Tier 6 pension plan for years. Now the agency is set to pay out some $4.1 million dollars to the employees.
All the funds Cy Vance reaped from asset forfeiture settlements with financial institutions are gone or earmarked for reform projects. Incoming DA Alvin Bragg says he’ll see existing efforts through — and seek public input on any new spending.
As plans to close chaotic Rikers Island slowly turn, the Atlantic Avenue lockup is already empty and awaiting demolition. THE CITY toured the old jail and found eerie signs of the building’s 65-year history of holding countless detainees.
Rep. Nydia Velazquez and other top borough elected officials called for Rodneyse Bichotte-Hermelyn to quit her party post after the leader’s husband publicly recited a vulgar, sexist song lyric. They said the incident marked the latest sign of a "toxic" reign.
An Assembly member called for the resignation of borough party boss Rodneyse Bichotte-Hermelyn after her husband recited crude lyrics during a Zoom meeting. Reformers say the offensive tune exemplified efforts to belittle and silence party members.
The South Bronx boasts more tree cover than a decade ago. Canarsie has less. How do we know? The Nature Conservancy analyzed tree cover in New York using laser technology as the climate crisis changes the cityscape.
From Sunset Park in Brooklyn to Elmhurst and Flushing in Queens, frustrations over Democratic stances on schools and crime helped mobilize votes for Republican Curtis Sliwa for mayor and conservative Council candidates.
Newly released transcripts offer a glimpse into the governor’s defiant, Clintonesque defense as probers grilled him about sexual harassment allegations. Meanwhile, 10 women testified about their experience with his administration.
In secret deals, city agencies tell future employers nothing about employees who committed sexual misconduct while working in government. Meanwhile, some investigations have dragged on for years while alleged harassers remain on the job.
Meanwhile, negotiations to bring affordable housing to SoHo and NoHo appeared to be going down to the wire with the clock ticking on de Blasio’s term and his push to diversify city neighborhoods through rezoning.
Some 80 men will live in the former Park Savoy Hotel on West 58th Street. Homeless Services Commissioner Steve Banks said the battle to stop its opening was "the longest and most well-funded litigation" over a city shelter.
The federal infrastructure bill that cleared Congress on Friday is "probably the best we’re going to get," but still falls short of meeting the city’s vast needs — including some long-awaited subway projects, transit and planning experts say.
The nearly quarter billion-dollar effort to help special education students catch-up after more than 1 ½ years of pandemic disruptions gets pushed off to December — taking parents by surprise and causing added turmoil well into the 2021-2022 school year.
Kids, ages 5 to 11, started getting their shots, though demand outpaced supply at some schools and lines wrapped around the block at others. Parents got $100 gift cards after their children received the first-come, first-served shots.
Plans to rezone parts of Downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn are headed to the City Council Tuesday. So is the NY Blood Center’s proposal to build a life science hub on East 67th Street — a project poised for approval despite the local lawmaker’s objection.
In Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Manhattan and Long Island, more than a dozen say insurance payouts got pocketed by a home improvement company that left their homes incomplete or even uninhabitable. Authorities are contemplating action.