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Reuven is a reporter for THE CITY. He previously worked at the Daily News, NY Post and The Chief-Leader.

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Vance Depletes Manhattan DA’s $715M Bank Haul, Leaving Bragg With Small Change

All the funds Cy Vance reaped from asset forfeiture settlements with financial institutions are gone or earmarked for reform projects. Incoming DA Alvin Bragg says he’ll see existing efforts through — and seek public input on any new spending.

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PHOTOS: Inside Brooklyn’s Infamous House of Detention Jail

As plans to close chaotic Rikers Island slowly turn, the Atlantic Avenue lockup is already empty and awaiting demolition. THE CITY toured the old jail and found eerie signs of the building’s 65-year history of holding countless detainees.

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Fossella Thanks ‘President Trump’ in Staten Island Borough President Comeback Win

The Republican ex-rep’s win came in the only highly competitive boroughwide or citywide race as most New Yorkers elected their beeps, comptroller and public advocate with little drama. Meanwhile, Alvin Bragg made history to become Manhattan’s first Black district attorney.

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De Blasio’s Order to Delay Solitary Confinement Reforms Over Rikers Chaos Slammed

The sister of Layleen Polanco, whose 2019 jail death galvanized the movement to end isolating inmates, expressed her "disgust" for the mayor. De Blasio’s handpicked leader of the city jail oversight board also condemned his 11th-hour executive order.

PBA Super PAC Tries to Swing Staten Island and Queens Council Races for Police Allies

Independent expenditure groups threw around cash during the citywide primary campaign. Now some are trying to influence up-for-grabs contests in Tuesday’s general election. One big beneficiary: Council hopeful and PBA pal Sal Albanese.

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Adams’ Ties to Lobbying Firm That Represents Jail Workers Raises Questions on Rikers Island Future

The mayoral frontrunner supports closing the troubled jails complex, but has left the door open to changes in the plan. Meanwhile, with Rikers in chaos and correction officers calling in sick, Adams has strong links to a lobbyist paid by their union.

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Homeless Bounced From Hotels to Streets and Shelters: A NYC Pandemic Odyssey

When Mayor de Blasio began transferring New Yorkers experiencing homelessness from hotels back to shelters in June, some turned to the streets. Others say they live in fear of catching COVID in close quarters. Here are some of their stories.

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De Blasio’s Employee Vaccine Mandate Extends to 125,000 Workers at City-Linked Nonprofits

Social service groups, already struggling with staff shortages and financial woes caused by late city payments, want more time. Ditto for municipal unions, which are mulling legal action. Meanwhile, a $500 vaccine incentive is causing a stir.

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How Can NYC End Rikers Island Chaos? We Asked Four People on the Front Lines

A mother whose son died behind bars, a top jail supervisor, the city’s former head of criminal justice and a recently released detainee weigh in on the crisis — and what can be done amid growing violence and staff absences.

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Staten Island Sewer Project Stuck in the Drain for 24 Years as Climate Change Ups Stakes

The deadly havoc wreaked by remnants of Hurricane Ida last month showed the weaknesses of the city’s ancient sewer system as climate change brings punishing rains. One project, beset by two decades of delays, underscores the city’s massive challenge.