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How to Clean Up After Ida: A Guide for the Flooded

What you should know about safely putting your place back together, where to look for financial help and whether renters insurance covers flood damage. (Answer: Rarely.)

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

Overwhelmed by all the information coming out about initial tallies of in-person, ranked choice first-place votes? Here’s the latest, at a glance.

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Brad Lander Beats Corey Johnson in City Comptroller Race

The Brooklyn Council member held a seemingly insurmountable 24,000-plus lead over the Council speaker, who conceded the fight for the Democratic nomination to become the city’s fiscal watchdog.

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Lander’s Lead Slips in Comptroller Race as Early Ranked-Choice Tally Boosts Johnson

Just over 21,000 votes separate the top two finishers in the Democratic primary to be New York City’s fiscal watchdog — down from 64,000 in an initial count last week. With 125,000 absentee ballots remaining, it’s still too soon to declare a winner.

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What to Know About the 2021 New York City Comptroller’s Race

What does a city comptroller do? And who is running for the seat this year? Here’s your guide to the only other citywide office besides mayor with any real competition yet.

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Comptroller Rivals Take Aim at Frontrunner Corey Johnson in First TV Debate

The eight Democrats squared off in an at-times contentious 90-minute debate. But some fireworks aside, courtesy of Brad Lander and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, few major policy differences emerged.

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Comptroller Candidate Brad Lander’s Campaign Staffers Form Union, Ratify Contract

Following a state and national trend, employees worked with the Campaign Workers Guild to become the first campaign staff of the city’s election season to secure some key workplace protections.

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Comptroller and Public Advocate Races: What You Need to Know

The contests for the two key citywide posts are getting lost amid the mayoral primary battle. Here’s why you should care — straight from a former comptroller and an ex-public advocate.

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Here’s the Ballot Lineup for June 22 New York City Primaries

The number of candidates for everything from mayor to City Council has narrowed. But a lot of hopefuls still pack the first citywide ranked choice voting ballot. We’ve got some lists.

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De Blasio’s ‘Recovery Moment’ Budget Could Leave Next Mayor Broke

The mayor’s successor could be stuck with $15 billion in spending gaps in just their first term. But de Blasio says the nearly $100 billion plan he released Monday is necessary to prime the city’s COVID comeback.

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Do You Know Who to ‘Yell’ at in New York City Government?

Knowing how to solve a problem on your block or in your community often means knowing who has the power to fix it — and how to get their attention. As the big citywide primary approaches, here’s a look at how to tap officer holders to get things done.

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City Council Members Bringing Back Participatory Budgeting for Some, Not All

Four lawmakers — three running for higher office — are offering online adaptations of the program that allows community members to pick programs to fund. But the delayed citywide version remains on a pandemic pause.

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Three Men Gave $250 Each to a Candidate for City Comptroller — and Say They Never Heard of Him

Brian Benjamin’s campaign promised to review nearly two dozen donations worth potential thousands in public matching funds after THE CITY raised questions. One of the contributions came in the name of a 2-year-old boy.

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City Hall Ignores Comptroller’s Rejection of NYCHA Monitor Bill

After the comptroller rejected the monitor’s $12M contract, the de Blasio administration rejected his authority to examine millions in invoices.

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Stringer Bounces NYCHA’s $12 Million Federal Monitor Deal

Comptroller rejects contract with Bart Schwartz and his firm — citing cost concerns along with THE CITY’s reporting on past ties and billing issues.

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U.S. Open Tennis Faults on $311k in Queens Rent: Comptroller

Ahead of lucrative U.S. Open tournament, Scott Stringer audit finds that the U.S. Tennis Association has shortchanged the people of New York.

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Queens Residents Demand Payback for City Sewage Mess

Astoria homeowners shelled out cash to fix problems caused by a city contractor’s work on their sewer lines. Now they’re fighting for compensation.

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Stringer Fires Another Torpedo at EDC’s Embattled Ships

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer has sent back an $82 million plan to buy new boats, questioning the integrity of the EDC’s selection process.

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Comptroller: Put NYC Ferries in DOT Hands

After THE CITY revealed the high cost of EDC’s decision to buy boats for a new system, Scott Stringer called for a Transportation Dept. takeover.