Responding days after THE CITY’s original story, and weeks after questions were first asked, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services says many of the items bought in the heat of the pandemic had expired.
Mayor Bill de Blasio wants all city workers back in the office by May — but he might first take a close look at an alarming wave of COVID-19 infections that recently swept through a Sanitation garage in Brooklyn. Late last month, 48 workers at the garage on Shore Parkway in Gravesend tested positive for […]
At the height of the pandemic, the city issued $1.4 billion in emergency, no-bid contracts for crucial medical equipment — and got the wrong masks and lost track of deliveries, records show. “Stop this s—t!” one bureaucrat cried during an online meeting.
For sale: old riot helmets and shoddy gas masks. Seller: New York City. An auction running through Aug. 25 on the municipal sales site Public Surplus features 30 riot helmets, 11 white and 19 black, described as “worn and old — Great for movie props or collectors.” Opening bid? Five bucks for the entire lot. […]