Gwynne covers Brooklyn for THE CITY. She was previously a reporter at WNYC/Gothamist and DNAinfo NY.
Shower trucks stand at the ready as mayor Eric Adams awaits a green light from the federal government.
Salmar Properties spent $28,000 on a top influence firm, on top of campaign donations to Eric Adams from family members that exceeded legal limits.
City Hall has only publicly acknowledged three such centers operating now, but THE CITY has learned that six are open holding about 1,400 people.
A massive industrial building — until recently home to a Bed Bath & Beyond — is slated to get an influx of government employees relocating from Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn.
Not Welcome at the Welcome Center: City Moves to Close Area in Port Authority Where Volunteers Help Migrants
The abrupt shutdown of a greeting area marks a breaking point in the fraying relationships between City Hall and the activist groups running the site.
The move came days after the Adams administration placed them in an elementary school gym, then faced protests.
While organizers make plans to provide showers and clothes to asylum-seekers, other New Yorkers demonstrated against their presence and what it would mean for their kids.
Some 500 asylum-seekers slept in a school gym on Staten Island over the weekend. By Monday city officials had identified six more gyms, all in Brooklyn, to cope with an evolving emergency.
Penny’s arraignment came 12 days after he killed Neely in a crowded subway car in Lower Manhattan.
While advocates threaten to sue over a mayoral order that allows barracks shelters, City Hall proposes sites that are news — even to officials who control them.
‘We need your help,’ begged an urgent city email seeking space for migrants, the latest indication the Adams administration is hitting the panic button.
Adams Says ‘Agitators That Came From Outside Our City’ Planted Molotov Cocktail at Protest Against Jordan Neely’s Killing
Around the same time the mayor made his statement to THE CITY, NYPD arrested a photojournalist and others in a violent crackdown at a vigil at the subway stop where Neely died.
‘Eric Adams Please Give Us a Call’: Mayor Hasn’t Reached Out After Jordan Neely Killing, Family Says
A week after Neely was killed in a subway car, Daniel Penny, the man who was recorded putting him in a fatal chokehold, had not been charged.
‘We just want a dignified place to sell,’ one vendor at the unpermitted Brooklyn pop-up market implored at a community meeting that drew more than 100 attendees.
NYCHA sends maintenance workers to clean up after each new effusion, but “they’re not hitting the root cause” as sidewalks permanently stained brown force pedestrians to detour into oncoming traffic.
The lawsuit filed last week, which Whitehead calls ‘frivolous,’ is the latest legal challenge facing the longtime mentee and friend of Mayor Eric Adams.