Yoav Gonen

Yoav is the City Hall reporter for THE CITY. Previously, he covered City Hall and education for the New York Post, after stints at the Staten Island Advance, NY Daily News and the Brooklyn Papers. Learned the ropes from Professor Blood.

Monday’s chaotic meetings ended with the party leader winning with just 23 of 44 executive committee votes.
After a scandal-filled first term and a big botched meeting earlier this month, Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn expects to retain her hold on power in a vote on Monday, party insiders tell THE CITY.
The Eric Adams ally was a top NYPD official when he suddenly resigned in 2014, before a federal investigation yielded bribery convictions of civilian associates. Now his schedules show he’s playing a previously undisclosed role in helping run the NYPD.
Lt. Eric Dym faced discipline on 52 allegations, but he won’t be terminated for misconduct. Only one CCRB probe in the past decade has led to that outcome — for the officer who killed Eric Garner.
Documents show the mayor’s counsel readying to recruit pro bono legal staffing from private law firms, as low pay and strict work conditions leave hundreds of jobs vacant.
Preliminary stats from Councilmember Gale Brewer ahead of a Friday hearing show deep holes in staffing at key city safety agencies.
Officer Vincent D’Andraia agreed to training, coaching and restitution — as urged by a woman injured during the George Floyd demonstrations in 2020.
A handful of leaders voted behind closed doors ahead of the party’s big meeting in September, where newly elected members are expected to push for reforms.
Adams administration officials, including culture commissioner Laurie Cumbo, feature prominently in case that alleges illegal racially discriminatory intent that harms Black voters.