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In place of a signature proposal, Adams offered numerous smaller plans and promises that he says ‘get stuff done’ on behalf of regular New Yorkers.
Craig Chu said he is more qualified than the person the office hired, and was later told by panel members that he made them “uncomfortable.”
The financial plan released Thursday sets up a monthslong process of negotiation and hearings within the City Council.
A Bronx parking deal on city-owned land since 2010 has failed to yield city taxpayers a single dime, while the bill owed continues to grow — by $17 million in 2021 alone.
The city will bring in eight lawyers, paid for by their private firms but listed as employees of NYC, to plug a shortage. Critics say it’s just a drop in the bucket.
Documents show the mayor’s counsel readying to recruit pro bono legal staffing from private law firms, as low pay and strict work conditions leave hundreds of jobs vacant.
Eric Adams is promising transparency as his administration probes how things got so cloudy in the first place.
Preliminary stats from Councilmember Gale Brewer ahead of a Friday hearing show deep holes in staffing at key city safety agencies.
Government transparency advocates argue politicians’ social media and campaign sites need to be treated as official documents with public access to archives.
Fred Kreizman worked for mega-lobbyist Capalino and Associates on behalf of condo, warehouse and shelter developers until Eric Adams was inaugurated. Now he’s in charge of the mayor’s office that interacts with community boards and local concerns.
From union pay raises to borrowing costs to pension funds, the rising cost of doing business could upend the mayor’s nearly $100-billion spending plan.
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From tweaked tax returns to ethics advice given to top officials, the current mayor is breaking from predecessors’ practice of releasing records — and from his own promises to be open with New Yorkers.
Mayor Eric Adams and Comptroller Brad Lander join forces to say they will not put city deposits into accounts with the financial giant, after advocates point to disproportionate denials of mortgages to Black applicants.
Speaker Adrienne Adams will use the Council’s central fund to pay rent at members’ district offices, freeing up money to dedicate to staff and the community.
Mayor Eric Adams has picked controversial former City Councilmember Laurie Cumbo to lead the Department of Cultural Affairs, according to people familiar with the appointment.
Exodus Transitional Community has received $51 million under a city contract that ballooned during the pandemic, without outside reviews or reporting of crisis incidents
A slate of Mayor Eric Adams recent staff choices, two for faith-based jobs and one for the office of immigrant affairs, have problematic histories for the LGBTQ community.
Erick Salgado, a Brooklyn pastor who has spoken publicly against same-sex marriage, is going to be in charge of outreach for the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.
Broad cuts, and flat NYPD funding, meet new investments to fulfill campaign promises and promote equity.
Carlo Scissura will continue as head of the New York Building Congress. THE CITY revealed his work pressing public officials on behalf of a real estate investor “friend” — activities experts said could amount to unregistered lobbying.
With a law allowing Zoom sessions expiring even as omicron spreads, Gov. Kathy Hochul has a bill on her desk that would virtual sessions for as long as pandemic emergency lasts.