Posted inHealth

De Blasio Shut Down 20 City-Run COVID Testing Facilities Ahead of Omicron Surge

Lines are long and tempers short as New Yorkers queue up — some for hours — to receive COVID tests as infections surge, fueled by highly contagious variants.  One reason for the waits: The number of city-operated fixed-location testing centers listed dropped dramatically in the middle of November from 54 to 34, with 31 operating […]

Posted inCampaign 2021

MAP: See How Your Neighborhood Voted in the 2021 Election for New York City Mayor

Democrat Eric Adams trounced Republican Curtis Sliwa in the Nov. 2 election — but with less enthusiasm from voters than term-limited mayor Bill de Blasio enjoyed when first elected in 2013. Most New Yorkers stayed home this time around, final certified numbers released this week indicate, despite a surge in voter registration in recent years. The […]

Posted inCivic Newsroom

Find the City Council Candidates Running to Represent Your Neighborhood

Additional reporting by Josefa Velasquez, Allison Dikavonic, Rachel Holliday Smith and Christine Chung THE CITY has compiled a map of candidates running in New York’s 51 City Council districts. The candidate lists are based on a Board of Elections report that shows all candidates appearing on the ballot on Nov. 2. Unsure which Council district […]

Posted inRedistricting

City Senators Refuse to Commit to Commission’s Redistricting Maps

This story has been updated to reflect the Independent Districting Commission rescheduling its Sept. 2 meeting to Thursday, Sept. 9, following disruptions from the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida. A state redistricting commission is preparing to meet next Thursday to start drafting new boundaries for Assembly, Senate and Congress. But three city senators whose districts […]