Eric Adams was elected mayor in a campaign season filled with plenty to hear — and see.
From Sunset Park in Brooklyn to Elmhurst and Flushing in Queens, frustrations over Democratic stances on schools and crime helped mobilize votes for Republican Curtis Sliwa for mayor and conservative Council candidates.
On Jan. 1, the 61-year-old ex-NYPD captain will become the second Black man to assume the top slot in City Hall. Now he’s charged with leading a metropolis of 8.8 million residents out of the ravages of the pandemic. He won’t be lacking for challenges.
Tens of thousands of nonprofit workers and other city contractors are covered by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s latest vaccine mandate — presenting new challenges to an already beleaguered sector that includes social service groups. When Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that all 300,000 municipal employees must have received at least one dose of the […]
Democratic mayoral nominee Eric Adams publicly apologized Tuesday to a former transit cop whose reputation he smeared with words and pictures after she accused members of a fraternal group he once co-led of cheating on a police exam. In 1991, Adams attacked the integrity of then-Officer Lizette Lebron — labeling her a “scorned lover” of […]
The Guardian Angels leader’s history is marked by both fabricated tales and true events that sound like fiction. Here’s what to know about the beret-wearing, cat-rescuing, vigilante radio host trying to make it to City Hall.
Additional reporting by Amy Zimmer contributed reporting. This story was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: ckbe.at/newsletters. Starting next fall, New York City will no longer test rising kindergartners for entry into its gifted and talented program, which has long attracted controversy for enrolling starkly low numbers […]
Mayoral candidate Eric Adams notched another $1.3 million in taxpayer-footed public matching funds Thursday — but the latest campaign finance numbers show how his top female primary rivals gave him a run for his money. The five men among the top eight Democratic candidates outpaced the women in garnering the support of super PACs — […]
Kathryn Garcia, who came within 8,400 votes of making history, stepped aside along with third-place finisher Maya Wiley. Meanwhile, Eric Adams took a victory lap, trumpeting his win as “an everyday blue-collar worker.”
The two Republican candidates waging longshot bids to become mayor of New York City focused on attacking each other during a debate broadcast Wednesday night, overshadowing their shared campaign theme of public safety. The raucous faceoff pitted Fernando Mateo, a restaurateur and advocate for bodega owners and taxi drivers, against Curtis Sliwa, a radio personality […]