The MTA had to reroute buses on the fly late Wednesday after the city Transportation Department determined the rides are too overweight for a century-old bridge that links Brooklyn and Queens over Newtown Creek. Buses, which weigh between 21 and 34 tons, had to be redirected away from the city-owned Grand Street Bridge — which […]
New York City has a mandate to distribute services and facilities, including shelters, fairly across the city, but it’s failing to do so — and is not being transparent about it, according to a new audit by Comptroller Brad Lander’s office. The report and audit, provided to THE CITY, found that city agencies have not […]
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Want a copy of a parking ticket? Information about a long stalled city construction project? Or details about a city contract? FOIL, or Freedom of Information Law, is the answer — if you’ve got patience and persistence. FOIL requires city agencies and departments to hand over public documents. Journalists use the law to force city […]
The city Department of Correction has canceled 15,129 jail detainee video visits since its online system launched department-wide in 2020, straining relationships among loved ones, according to records obtained by THE CITY. The remote option for people to connect with those behind bars was launched during the pandemic, when in-person visits were blocked to prevent […]
Have a question for THE CITY about elections, voting and local campaigns? Let us know at email@example.com with the subject line “Election” — or by texting “Election” to (718) 215-9011. Hearing from you makes our reporting better! With no federal or statewide races, 2023 is an off-year for politics — except in New York City. Here, […]
The city’s commitment to upgrading or installing pedestrian sidewalk ramps at every street corner in the five boroughs — as required by federal disability law — has run into some roadblocks, records show. The discovery of ramp-free locations that were not previously identified, along with pandemic-driven construction delays, officials say, have combined to push back […]
The reversal followed a weekslong pressure campaign tied to the influential Argento siblings, owners of a film production company — and donors to Adams.
An advocacy group mistakenly claimed HUD was pausing new income calculation rules, but the department says it is moving ahead — and is also planning to reduce deductions and crack down on tenants with high assets.
Some elderly Bronxites at NYCHA’s Throggs Neck Houses chose not to cast ballots as their longtime polling site moved across the neighborhood as a beloved senior center remains closed.