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East Harlem Waiting for Long-Term Trash Fix Four Years After de Blasio Pledge

When the city pushed ahead with a controversial rezoning plan for East Harlem in 2017, the de Blasio administration made a promise: to find a permanent home for the people, equipment and trucks that handle the neighborhood’s trash. The neighborhood’s sanitation garage at 343 E. 99th St. and First Avenue has been partially unusable since […]

Posted inCampaign 2021

Did Ranked Choice Voting Work in NYC? It Depends Whom You Ask…

Under the new ranked choice voting system, New Yorkers got to cast ballots for their top five choices for mayor and other municipal offices in last month’s primary. When it came to whether the new system worked, supporters and critics Monday were offering what amounted to straight yes-or-no verdicts. Preliminary findings strongly suggest most New […]

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How Garcia, Wiley and Morales Gave Their Male Mayoral Rivals a Run for Their Money

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 — […]

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Your Guide to the Latest NYC Primary Results — From Mayor to City Council

The voting is over. The counting is getting there. First, the city Board of Elections released the initial in-person, first-place votes after polls closed on June 22. Then, on June 29, the BOE was supposed to issue the preliminary ranked-choice results based on those votes cast during early and Primary Day voting — but withdrew […]

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Andrew Yang Launches Absentee Ballot Lawsuit, Heralding More Legal Action

Andrew Yang’s supposedly defunct mayoral campaign served competitors papers in a preemptive lawsuit filed ahead of the city’s counting of ranked choice votes — charging on even after conceding the race Tuesday.  The move came as a Staten Island City Council candidate launched a similar lawsuit in another crowded race — heralding a potential onslaught […]