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Adams Operative Had Altercation at Randall’s Island Shelter Hours Before Fighting Guards at Touro

Hours before a top operative for Mayor Eric Adams got into a physical altercation with migrant shelter guards in Midtown Tuesday while attempting to enter without showing identification, he pulled a similar maneuver at the Randall’s Island shelter, according to an internal report obtained by THE CITY. The operative, retired NYPD officer Tim Pearson, was […]

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State Rules Spare Most Migrant Families from City’s 60-Day Eviction Notices

Thousands of migrant families could begin to receive 60-day notices to leave shelters in the coming days, where some of them have been living for the past year.  But the impact will be narrower than advertised by City Hall, which has said any migrant family could receive a 60-day notice.  Most migrant families with children […]

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City Will Send Migrant Families to Flood-Prone, Far-Off Tents

This article is part of an ongoing collaboration between Chalkbeat and THE CITY. Mayor Eric Adams announced two striking policy shifts for migrant families with children on Monday afternoon, in his latest attempt to get people to leave city shelters and discourage new arrivals from coming into them. City Hall said it would begin distributing notices to families […]

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Council Member Arrested for Bringing Gun to Protest Against Pro-Palestinian Campus Rally

City Councilmember Inna Vernikov was arrested after allegedly carrying a gun to a pro-Palestinian rally by the Brooklyn College campus on Thursday afternoon.  The Republican representing Southern Brooklyn turned herself in at the 70th Precinct on Friday morning, accompanied by her lawyer, and was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, an NYPD spokesperson confirmed. […]

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Seven City Council Races to Watch This Election

New York’s politically purple neighborhoods are just weeks away from choosing their next City Council members in redrawn districts. And with expected low turnout in November’s elections, the results are anyone’s guess; public polling in Council races are very rare. Races to watch include conservative-leaning neighborhoods in The Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, including one newly […]

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Shelter Worker Scammed Families With Promises of an Apartment, They Say

Around a dozen migrant families desperate to move out of a Staten Island shelter said they were scammed out of thousands of dollars by an employee of the shelter, who promised them leases and furniture in newly renovated apartments, THE CITY has learned.  The employee was fired after “serious allegations and evidence of dishonest and […]