Reuven Blau

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

Not only was John Teixeria granted a rare “medical parole” in January 2020 but he’s also received standard parole every six months since then. But state prison officials say they have no place to send him in his condition.
Like his predecessor, the mayor said he’s going to “do an analysis” and develop a plan to get NYCHA playground repairs on track. But there’s no sign of that happening anytime soon.
Michael Lopez’s mom tells THE CITY he was a good kid with psychiatric needs that were not being met behind bars. And she questions how he was able to get his hands on the drugs he apparently OD’d on.
When people with mental health issues enter the criminal justice system and the city’s lock-ups, they often get less help and more trauma.
On the campaign trail last summer, Eric Adams decried the condition of public housing playgrounds highlighted by THE CITY. As mayor, however, the number of closed playgrounds has actually gone up.
“The need is overwhelming” but there are a limited number of funds going directly to refugees in search of housing, food and employment.
A new ‘Risk Management and Accountability System’ was all set to go, but following criticism from a federal monitor and reporting by THE CITY, the changes are on hold.
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.
“We’re not sleeping on this ruling,” the mayor told THE CITY, explaining how NYC could restrict firearms in certain sensitive places.