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Department of Investigation Opens Inquiry into a Key Adams Aide, Winnie Greco

The city’s Department of Investigation has opened an inquiry into Mayor Eric Adams’ Director of Asian Affairs, Winnie Greco, following reporting by THE CITY on allegations that Greco tried to benefit improperly from her government position. Greco was hired as a senior advisor to the mayor in January 2022 at a salary of $100,000. Over […]

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City Council Floats Its Own Budget Ideas to Counter Eric Adams’ Cuts

The leadership of the City Council is crafting an alternative to the budget cuts announced by Mayor Eric Adams that potentially includes using the city’s robust financial reserves to stave off immediate cutbacks and asking Albany for tax increases next year to bolster the budget. In media interviews since the mayor announced his plan to […]

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City Lawyers Demand de Blasio Pay $474K for Personal Police Detail, Warning of ‘Imperial Mayoralty’

Accusing Bill de Blasio of concocting a “chilling vision of an imperial mayoralty,” the city Conflicts of Interest Board has asked a state judge to throw out the former mayor’s challenge to the six-figure bill it leveled against him for the travel costs he charged to city taxpayers in his quixotic campaign for president. In […]

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Budget Cuts Hit Preschools, Cops, Libraries as Mayor Blames Migrants

New York City’s expansion of universal pre-k, some trash pickup, and library services have been slashed as part of Mayor Eric Adams’ “extremely painful” cuts in a newly-announced budget modification that looks to trim the city’s spending.  Every agency will see 5% budget reductions this month, the mayor’s budget officials said, as the city faces […]

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Mayor’s Asian Affairs Liaison Raised Big Money — and Big Questions About Her Conduct

In March 2021, a 33-year-old tech worker from Flushing, Queens, joined Eric Adams’ mayoral campaign as a volunteer, working regularly with an effusive and understatedly powerful member of Adams’s inner circle named Winnie Greco.  Shortly after Adams got to City Hall, Greco, by then on the city payroll as the mayor’s $100,000-a-year director of Asian […]

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Who Will Challenge Eric Adams for Mayor? An Early Guide

Early speculation over who might challenge Mayor Eric Adams in a 2025 primary has reached a crescendo in recent weeks as the mayor faces questions about an FBI probe into his campaign funding as the city is in the midst of the migrant crisis. Adding to the chatter is the annual post-Election Day Somos conference […]

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Department of Ignored: Agencies Refuse to Heed Hundreds of DOI Recommendations

Every year, the city’s Department of Investigation issues bold and critical recommendations intended to help city government function more effectively and efficiently, as part of its agency probes.  But increasingly, and especially under Mayor Eric Adams, the department is being downsized, the scale and scope of its investigative insights is diminishing and some of its […]

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Before Shelter Melee, Adams Aide Found Guilty of Obstructing NYPD Investigation into Domestic Incident

A top operative for Mayor Eric Adams now under investigation over allegations that he assaulted a migrant shelter security guard was once convicted by the NYPD of impeding an internal investigation of a domestic incident and placed on a list of cops with credibility issues, THE CITY has learned. Timothy Pearson, a longtime friend of […]