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Public Housing Monitor Hires High-Profile Team, But Keeps Price Private

The New York City Housing Authority’s new federal monitor is assembling a team of high-profile lawyers and consultants – but officials won’t say how much the squad is costing taxpayers. The hiring spree stems from an unprecedented agreement the de Blasio administration made in January with federal prosecutors and the U.S. Department of Housing & […]

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PAC-Man de Blasio Gobbles Up Donations from People with City Business

Mayor Bill de Blasio is personally soliciting donations for his political action committee – reaping money from sources that include individuals seeking favorable treatment from his administration, an investigation by THE CITY found. The revelations about de Blasio’s Fairness PAC – which he’s using, in part, to pay for travels exploring a presidential bid – […]

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Mayor de Blasio’s Defunct Fundraising Group Faces Ongoing State Ethics Probe

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s defunct nonprofit fundraising group is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the state’s ethics watchdog, THE CITY has learned. The Campaign for One New York, which raised millions from individuals doing business with de Blasio’s administration, began operations as the mayor arrived at City Hall in 2014. It took in […]

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Mayor de Blasio Violated Ethics Rules in Seeking Donations Despite Warnings, Probe Finds

Mayor Bill de Blasio violated conflict of interest rules after being warned repeatedly not to solicit donations from individuals actively seeking tax breaks, deed transfers and other favors from his administration, according to a Department of Investigation report obtained by THE CITY. The finding followed a two-and-a-half year DOI probe that ended in October but […]

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Dialing 911 Daily: How Mental Health Crisis Strains Neighborhoods

At the far edge of Queens sits the imposing beige-brick Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, looming over surrounding suburban streets lined with matching red-brick co-op apartments with small green lawns and tidy white shutters. For the most part, this huge state-run facility keeps to itself. But lately, neighborhood residents have noted a growing number of men – […]

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Cuomo Ready to Deliver on Long-Delayed NYCHA Aid, Says Monitor

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is on the verge of releasing $450 million in state funds for New York City Housing Authority boiler and elevator repairs — money promised for as long as two years but delayed due to his concerns about authority mismanagement, NYCHA’s federal monitor said. Bart Schwartz told a Manhattan Community Board 3 meeting […]