Posted inCovid-19

More COVID Testing Needed for New York’s Youngest Kids, Parents Plead

Elected officials slammed Mayor Bill de Blasio Tuesday for closing 20 city-run COVID testing sites before the Omicron surge and called on him to quickly up testing capacity — especially for New Yorkers under 4. “Toddlers are one of our most vulnerable at-risk populations because they’re not vaccinated,” said Councilmember-elect Shekar Krishnan of Queens, the […]

Posted inHousing

‘Worst Landlord’ Watchlist Highlights Manhattan Investment Firm, With NYCHA Dishonorable Mention

A former rep for a Manhattan real estate investment firm tops this year’s “worst landlords” list, to be released Thursday by New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams. The public advocate’s office annually ranks buildings’ managing agents based on their property holdings’ number of serious, unresolved housing code violations logged by city inspectors. David Schorr […]

Posted inCampaign 2021

Fossella Thanks ‘President Trump’ in Staten Island Borough President Comeback Win

Ex-Rep. Vito Fossella’s political comeback bid appeared complete Tuesday night as he took the Staten Island borough president’s race — thanking “our great President Donald Trump” for his victory. The Republican’s win came in the only competitive boroughwide or citywide race as most New Yorkers elected their local mini mayors, comptroller and public advocate with […]