Posted inPublic Housing

NYCHA Tenant Vote Clears Way for Eric Adams-Backed Preservation Trust Rescue Plan

In an apparent victory for Mayor Eric Adams, a preliminary tally of votes by tenants at a Brooklyn public housing development approved a new strategy called the NYC Housing Preservation Trust that the mayor has trumpeted as the financial solution to the fiscally bereft city Housing Authority. NYCHA, which claims to need $78 billion to […]

Posted inBrad Lander

Adams Accuses Lander of ‘Tying Our Hands’ by Vetting Emergency Migrant Contracts

City Hall officials said Tuesday that efforts to house asylum seekers would be slowed by Comptroller Brad Lander’s decision to restrict Mayor Eric Adams’ ability to ink emergency contracts.  Lander announced Monday in a letter sent to city agencies that his office would now need to pre-approve emergency procurement requests under many circumstances, changing what […]

Posted inFDNY

FDNY Canceled a Dozen Inspections, Including at a Brooklyn Public School, to Fast Track City Hall VIP

The pressure from Mayor Eric Adams’ team to fast-track an FDNY inspection of a 77-story office tower at Hudson Yards triggered the cancelation of fire inspections for a dozen non-VIP New Yorkers, including an overcrowded, racially diverse public school in Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights. In the spring of 2022, 50 Hudson Yards landed at the top […]

Posted inFAQ NYC

N.Y. vs. Everything

Politico’s new New York editor Sally Goldenberg visits the pod to talk about the state of the city now, what she saw in her months in the wilderness covering the Republican presidential campaign, and much more. If you like what you’re hearing, please spread the word, and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube or wherever podcasts are found.

Posted inEric Adams

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 […]

Posted inEric Adams

An Adams Deputy Press Secretary Was a Foreign Agent for Turkish Trade Group in 2021

A year before joining the Mayor’s Office, one of Eric Adams’ press secretaries registered as a foreign agent for a trade group with close ties to the regime of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In January of 2021, while working as an associate for Mercury Public Affairs, Amaris Cockfield filed with the U.S. Department of […]

Posted inMigrant Crisis

Only a Handful of Migrants at ‘Reticketing Site’ Accept City’s Free Trips Out

Of the thousands of people who’ve passed through an East Village “reticketing site” City Hall opened a month ago to encourage migrants to move somewhere else, just 10% have accepted tickets elsewhere, according to internal data obtained by THE CITY.  Of 5,560 people who’ve gone to the reticketing site, just 570 have taken free plane […]