Democratic mayoral hopeful Shaun Donovan took a double hit on some key numbers Thursday as the primary campaign headed into its final 10 weeks. The former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development didn’t get any matching funds from the city — at least not yet. And he ended up in the […]
The next mayor will inherit the city with the pandemic rebound and the battle to protect New York from the next Superstorm Sandy inextricably tied. Here are some of the City Hall hopefuls’ ideas to safeguard the city.
The Brooklyn borough president’s 22 years on the force brought multiple internal investigations — including for associating with felon Mike Tyson. “When I look back, I’m amazed I was able to get out of the department alive,” he told THE CITY.
Additional reporting by Alyssa Katz When New Yorkers walk into a police precinct, they are generally greeted by a uniformed officer behind a desk who spends shifts answering the phone and filing paperwork. Cops have handled clerical duties for decades despite multiple legal rulings ordering the NYPD to replace those officers with less expensive civilian […]
Need to know more about coronavirus in New York? Sign up for THE CITY’s daily morning newsletter. Responding to signs that coronavirus is exacting an outsize toll on black and Latino New Yorkers, elected officials are stepping up pressure on Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to disclose details — and act. On […]
Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. It was touted as a gift from Beijing to Brooklyn: an ornate, 40-foot-tall “friendship” archway to welcome visitors to Sunset Park’s bustling Chinatown. In April 2013, then-Borough President Marty Markowitz revealed the planned present, […]
Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. The Parks Department is reviewing a longstanding arrangement that lets officials at Brooklyn Borough Hall use a busy walkway and popular plaza as 24-hour employee parking lots, THE CITY has learned. Over the course […]
When the City Planning Commission on Wednesday formally hears the mayor’s proposal to build a new jail in every borough except Staten Island, it will weigh some pointed pushback from borough presidents. Of the four, only Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer is definitively in favor of her borough’s planned jail tower — and even then, […]