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.

Newly unveiled ethics board letter sent on the eve of the former mayor’s 2019 campaign launch strictly warned not to use taxpayer dollars for flights, hotels and more. Now running for Congress, de Blasio still owes the city $320,000 after getting caught.
From sweeping definitions on what counts as a ‘sensitive location’ to new licensing requirements, Albany plans to test the Supreme Court’s recent decision. Some Second Amendment experts are skeptical.
An annual check turned up 10 self-closing doors that didn’t work at Twin Parks Northwest apartments managed by Reliant Realty Services — including one at the building in which 17 tenants died in January.
In the wake of the Supreme Court decision striking down New York’s concealed carry law, the City Council is exploring one option: a law that would declare any area with more than 10,000 people per square mile a “sensitive location.”
Mayor refiles five years of financial disclosures after THE CITY found he’d never divested. And he still owns the Prospect Place co-op.
City could have power to designate “sensitive areas” where firearms would be forbidden. But no one’s saying where.
“You’re talking about DOI? I’m talking about DOA,” says mayor of Department of Investigation probe that found financial impropriety and nepotism at Andre Mitchell’s Man Up! organization.
Measure sought by Mayor Eric Adams and his public housing authority chair will enable refinancing to help fund desperately needed repairs for 25,000 apartments.
Albany lawmakers are poised to approve a long-sought Preservation Trust to enable new investment in dilapidated housing projects — and Mayor Eric Adams says residents will have a say. The fine print is less clear.