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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.

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The Toll of NYCHA’s Lead Lies, Part II: A Mother Fights for Truth as Daughter Struggles

Mikhaila Bonaparte, who lives in a Brooklyn public housing complex long ago deemed free of lead paint, recorded an off-the-charts blood lead level shortly before her third birthday. NYCHA denies there’s any lead in the apartment — even after health officials detected the toxin.

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The Toll of NYCHA’s Lead Lies: A Brooklyn Girl Poisoned as Officials Covered Up Danger

More than 5,000 public housing apartments in buildings long ago deemed "lead free" contain lead paint, THE CITY has learned. And that number is likely to grow. Meet a resident of one of those complexes: Mikhaila Bonaparte, who was born in 2013, just days before NYCHA falsified its lead report to the feds.

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Meet the City’s Half-Million-Dollar Man: New York’s Highest-Paid Employee

NYCHA General Manager Vito Mustaciuolo cashed in years of unused vacation to boost his paycheck to $515,000 — more than the mayor and governor combined. Meanwhile, pandemic shutdowns didn’t stop his work crews’ overtime bills from rising.

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Convicted Ex-Senate Leader Sampson Barred From Puerto Rico Confab With Top Pols, Including Ally Eric Adams

A federal judge denied John Sampson’s request to travel to Somos, the New York political power-player summit, citing similarities to past activities in Brooklyn and Albany that landed him in prison.

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NYCHA Workers Covered Up Signs of Mold to Skirt Cleanup, Probe Shows

Seven employees have been brought up on internal charges at five separate public housing developments across New York, THE CITY has learned. Meanwhile, the federal monitor flagged more than 600 mold and water leak inspections as problematic.

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Adams: ‘I Was Wrong.’ Mayoral Leader Finally Apologizes for Sexist Smear of Whistleblower Cop

In 1991, Adams labeled Officer Lizette Lebron a "scorned lover" and paraded photos of her in a bathing suit to discredit her for exposing a cheating scandal. After THE CITY detailed the episode, the mayoral frontrunner offered a public mea culpa.

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Eric Adams Once Led Sexist Smear Campaign Against a Whistleblower Cop

In 1991, Adams portrayed Officer Lizette Lebron as the "scorned lover" of another cop and displayed a picture of her in a bathing suit after she exposed a cheating scandal. The mayoral frontrunner now expresses "regret" — but Lebron is still haunted by the attacks.

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De Blasio Blames His Failure to Pay 2017 Legal Bill on the 2020 Pandemic

The mayor, who owes $435,000 to a law firm that lobbies the city, promised to repay the debt "over time" after citing the COVID crisis. Meanwhile, he’s still refusing to reimburse taxpayers $320,000 for his presidential campaign NYPD security.

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Mayor de Blasio’s $1 Million Bill: He Owes Lawyers, Lobbyists and Taxpayers

The mayor, who’s eying a run for governor, will leave office with debts ranging from legal bills from probes of his fundraising tactics to his tab for using NYPD security during his short-lived presidential campaign, THE CITY’s examination found.

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De Blasio Refuses to Pay $320K Running Bill for Presidential Campaign NYPD Security

The mayor secretly asked whether taxpayers could pick up the tab for his police detail as he traversed the country — and was told no. He’s refusing to pony up, and has little campaign cash on hand as he flirts with a run for governor.