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Following a surprising rejection of maps in September, the NYC Redistricting Commission was nearly unanimous in pushing a new set of Council district lines through.
Jeremy Trapp’s lawyer says he was easily influenced by a police source, but the young man was also convicted for a pandemic loan-fraud scheme that was uncovered during the course of the brake-line-cutting investigation.
Monday’s chaotic meetings ended with the party leader winning with just 23 of 44 executive committee votes.
Gerald Esposito’s sudden retirement leaves Community Board 1 bracing for budget catastrophe as he redeems decades of unspent vacation time. Two other recent Brooklyn board retirees got paid more than $200,000 between them.
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.
A Pakistani–American taxi driver says he had his license and livelihood suspended after an NYPD officer accused him of an assault that never happened.
Construction on the $52 billion project is expected to begin in 2030 — but first it has to get through a public comment period and then be approved by a gauntlet of federal, state and local officials.
The chaotic county confab started nearly three hours late, and ended not long after that with almost none of its business accomplished, and as party leaders relied on legal experts with criminal histories.
“They don’t need a license. Anyone can do it. They’re not regulated unless the attorney general has the time to crack down on them. And they can’t go after everybody because it’s like whack-a-mole, right?”
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.
On a fixed income and counting on wages from early voting days, an experienced poll worker suddenly found herself on a Board of Elections do-not-work list.
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The commission charged with drawing new political boundaries for New York City’s legislative body will take input from the public through the end of August.
Bypassing primaries, Democratic Party officials ‘backfill’ Civil Court candidates who have no chance of losing.
Asian American groups are divided over how best to build lasting power, as a city redistricting commission gears up to meet this weekend in Brooklyn.
At the Kings County party convention last week, a dozen nominees got named by acclamation. Behind the scenes, conflicts almost came to blows.
As rent-stabilized tenants fear being displaced, the developer has offered only vague promises — and what residents see as ominous plans.
Bishop Lamor Whitehead declines to speak to THE CITY’s account of a parishioner who alleges he bilked her out of $90,000 — or about another $335,000 a judge ruled he owes a New Jersey business.
Court papers claim $90,000 disappeared after Lamor Whitehead promised to help buy real estate, while he ran a failed campaign for Brooklyn borough president last year.
Brooklyn’s largest hospital serving predominantly needy patients is besieged with demands for an overhaul, aimed at high-paid leadership.
DC 37 and other unions are steering clear of that jam-packed and wide-open race, THE CITY has learned, as well as the Nadler-Maloney showdown in Manhattan.
Judicial candidates, who could make almost $3 million over a term, collectively gave more than $100,000 in political donations to party leaders and clubs. That’s legal, thanks to New York’s “stupid law.”