Posted inCity Hall

Budget Cuts Hit Preschools, Cops, Libraries as Mayor Blames Migrants

New York City’s expansion of universal pre-k, some trash pickup, and library services have been slashed as part of Mayor Eric Adams’ “extremely painful” cuts in a newly-announced budget modification that looks to trim the city’s spending.  Every agency will see 5% budget reductions this month, the mayor’s budget officials said, as the city faces […]

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 inEducation

New School Year Brings New Concerns of Pandemic ‘Educational Neglect’ Child Welfare Probes

With all New York kids set to soon return for in-person classes for the first time in 1 ½ years, Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to reassure nervous parents Wednesday that pandemic-related absences won’t immediately lead to child-neglect investigations.  “If in the beginning of the school year, a parent is not ready, we’re going to […]

Posted inCampaign 2021

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 […]

Posted inMental Health

Public Advocate Blasts Delays on de Blasio’s Mental Health ‘Diversion Centers’

Public Advocate Jumanne Williams wants an explanation about what’s holding up Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for cops to bring individuals in mental-health distress to professionally staffed “diversion centers” instead of hospital emergency rooms or jail. De Blasio originally announced the diversion center plan in 2014, his first year as mayor. As he gets set […]