Greg B. Smith

Greg is a reporter at THE CITY. He was a reporter at the New York Daily News from 1993 through 2018. His beats have included federal court, City Hall and public housing. He also is the author of several books, including “Made Men: The True Story of the Rise and Fall of a New Jersey Crime Family.

Minneapolis-based public housing poobah’s $258,000 job will become a volunteer post, as NYC Housing Authority struggles with basic maintenance.
The police department was previously budgeted for $454 million in overtime pay for the current fiscal year — but is already on pace to spend over $820 million.
Allowed by law since 2019, Emergency Risk Protection Orders that bar certain people from buying guns were barely used. That changed in August.
Josefa Bonet of Manhattan’s Riis Houses had four times the normal level of arsenic in her system when she died.
The drop in rental income appears to imperil NYCHA’s ability to perform repairs to aging properties as required by a recent agreement with the feds.
New York’s housing authority approved Mark Liboy’s transfer to eliminate his exhausting trips for pain treatment, then yanked the offer after turning his Bronx development over to private managers.
Deadly fires at apartment buildings are leading property managers to confront their apparent cause: e-bike batteries.
Advocates for those with mental health issues requested a temporary stay on the new plan they say broadened the justification for forcibly detaining people. City lawyers say no one has been taken in yet.
The mayor’s new involuntary commitment plan faces big obstacles, starting with a significant drop in the number of cops trained to handle mental health calls and a 911 system that can’t direct those officers to the correct locations.