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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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Manhattan DA Drops Charges Against Guard Arrested After Tussle with Adams Advisor Tim Pearson

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office dropped obstruction and harassment charges against a guard at a migrant shelter arrested following a scuffle allegedly set off by Tim Pearson, a top advisor to Mayor Eric Adams.  In Manhattan Criminal court Friday afternoon, an assistant district attorney said that after interviewing a dozen witnesses and reviewing body-worn camera […]

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What We Know About Tim Pearson, the Eric Adams Operative Under Investigation for Shelter Melee

He’s got no public schedule to speak of. He’s rarely seen in public with Eric Adams, but has the mayor’s ear across a variety of subjects. He works for a quasi-city agency, the Economic Development Corporation, but runs point for City Hall on security in migrant shelters and makes top-level decisions about the New York […]

Posted inMigrant Crisis

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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Tongue Twisted: Adams Taps  AI to Make City Robocalls in Languages He Doesn’t Speak 

Mayor Eric Adams is using artificial intelligence to turn himself into a polyglot: sending out robocalls with his voice to New Yorkers in a slew of languages he does not speak — and spooking out ethics and privacy advocates.  The mayor mentioned his multilingual calls at a press conference Monday announcing the new “MyCity Chatbot,” […]

Posted inElections

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 […]