City Comptroller

Comptroller Brad Lander is scrutinizing the climate impacts of private equity investments — a topic his counterpart in Albany has yet to address.
A handful of private buildings are responsible for a vastly outsized share of heat complaints, according to a new report from the city comptroller’s office.
Packed hotels and budding new businesses can’t hide looming weaknesses like a sagging tech sector and Wall Street’s woes.
Nearing the 10th anniversary of deadly Superstorm Sandy, the city comptroller examines how much federal money various agencies have spent on rebuilding and resilience.
A new review by Comptroller Brad Lander shows that buildings have become much less secure since 2018.
Flooded out of their homes, people who can’t find new housing — even while being helped by city agencies — illustrate the urgency of the affordable housing crisis.
Elected officials vow there’s hope on the horizon, but many of the soaked suffering are too exhausted to pursue complicated efforts to get compensation.
The office asserts the system is broken and City Hall can help more, as it follows a century-old legal precedent and rejects payout requests for flood damage.
The total number of private establishments in the city had its steepest drop in at least 30 years over the course of the pandemic as Manhattan couldn’t keep up making it but Brooklyn keeps on taking it.
The new budget also significantly increases New York City’s “rainy day fund,” but will not be official (or detailed) until the Council’s vote next week.
Illustrating a growing trend, a private equity firm that scooped up hundreds of rental units in The Bronx is forcing some tenants out, making the case for “Good Cause” eviction protections.
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A number of agencies, boards and committees look out for corruption and malfeasance in municipal life but their investigation and enforcement powers vary.
An accounting flub caused thousands of transit workers to pay more than they should have into the Tier 6 pension plan for years. Now the agency is set to pay out some $4.1 million dollars to the employees.
Comptroller Scott Stringer and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. vote no on proposed new operator — while Trump’s lawyer claims golf legend Jack Nicklaus has the final say.
Sure, New Yorkers will choose a new mayor on Nov. 2, but there are other big city jobs up for grabs. Races for city comptroller, public advocate, five borough presidents and Manhattan district attorney are all on the ballot. Here’s a guide to who’s running.
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.)
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.
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.
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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