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NYC Ferry Starts Churning Through Taxpayer Dollars

De Blasio gave $23 million in aid to keep the ailing boat network afloat before leaving office last year, as expansion plans cruise ahead.

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Eric Adams Faces Second Council Defeat in Fight Over Investigations Post

Mayor Eric Adams’ team wants control over committee with subpoena power over city agencies — but another contender, city government veteran Gale Brewer, has the new speaker’s support, sources say.

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Adams Economic Czar Likely Pick Had Secret Sideline Securing City Real Estate Deals

Carlo Scissura, the mayor’s reported choice as Economic Development Corporation CEO, promised "friend" he’d influence officials on school site sales — without registering as a lobbyist.

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Social Service Nonprofits Sue City Over Pro-Union Law

The Human Services Council, an umbrella group representing scores of nonprofits, has taken the unusual step of suing the city over a new law aimed at making it easier for their staffers to join a union.

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Meet Your City Council: Learn More About NYC’s New Lawmakers

THE CITY surveyed incoming and recently arrived City Council members to learn about their priorities for their district, their first-term goals and more. What you don’t know about your new representative might surprise you.

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How Eric Adams’ Inner Circle Stayed Tight Through Past Arrest and Divorce Mess

In 2013, then-NYPD Chief Philip Banks made an inquiry after cops arrested Sheena Wright for allegedly fighting with her estranged husband. Now Wright is Adams’ pick for deputy mayor, Banks is his criminal justice advisor, Banks’ brother is schools chancellor — and Wright’s domestic partner.

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Checking Bill de Blasio’s Big Promises: THE CITY’s Scorecard on Eight Years of Ambitious Pledges

From affordable housing to waste reduction to high-paid jobs to commercial rent control, we look at where the results stand on some of the outgoing mayor’s major plans touted in annual State of the City and Earth Day addresses.

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Judge Orders City to Delay Retiree Medicare Health Care Plan Switch Until April 1

Retired city employees will be able to opt out of their newly privatized health insurance until June 30, State Supreme Court judge Lyle Frank ruled.Retired city employees will be able to opt out of their newly privatized health insurance until June 30, State Supreme Court judge Lyle Frank ruled.

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De Blasio Violated Fundraising Ethics Rules Even After Warning — Yet Mayor Faced No Penalty

Letters released after a protracted battle to shield them from public view show ethics board cited the mayor in 2014 and again in 2018 for asking real estate industry players with pending city business to give to his Campaign for One New York nonprofit.

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Sexual Harassment History No Obstacle to Getting a New Government Job for Some City Workers

Records obtained by THE CITY show employees remain on the payroll after they have been found responsible for misconduct on duty, including when termination was recommended.

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Trump Firm Wins Injunction to Stop Bronx Golf Course Cancellation

Manhattan judge freezes de Blasio move to transfer Ferry Point Park links to a new operator as of Nov. 15 while Trump Organization makes its case to hold on to the 18-hole course. Trump is demanding a $30 million payout if ejected.

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Court Blocks Controversial Medicare Switch for Retired NYC Workers

A judge’s decision delays the Oct. 31 deadline for former city employees to decide whether they want to move to private Medicare Advantage or pay for alternatives.

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De Blasio Slams Bronx Golf Deal He Cheered to Bump Trump, After Homeless Operator Exposé

THE CITY asked why a homeless shelter operator was set to take over Ferry Point Park links and other news outlets revealed self-dealing and sanctions. Now the mayor says he’s baffled why his Parks Department didn’t spot the red flags.

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Remote Judges Fight for Return to In-Person Sessions for Summonses

Hearing officers at the city Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings protest plan that could make phone calls the standard way costly fines get refereed.

Homeless Shelter Operator Quits Bid to Dump Trump at Bronx Golf Course

CORE Services Group says it will have no part in de Blasio’s deal to find a new operator for Ferry Point links, after THE CITY exposed the outfit’s unlikely role. City Hall says an Atlanta firm is taking over — but Trump’s lawyers say they’ll regret it.

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Mayor’s Map Showed Most of Ida’s Victims Lived Where Rainfall Was Riskiest

Locations flagged in May match spots where basement apartment-dwellers drowned in flash floods Wednesday night. De Blasio says he’s accelerating alerts in advance of heavy rains.

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Can Eric Adams and Andrew Cuomo Get Along for the Sake of New York?

The Democratic mayoral candidate and scandal-scarred governor put on a united front Wednesday and pledged to work together to quell gun violence. But after eight years of the Cuomo-de Blasio war, is an Albany-City Hall ceasefire on tap?

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NYPD Oversight Board Overturned Hundreds of Its Own Police Misconduct Findings

Internal analysis found 585 allegations from 2014 to mid-2020 in which Civilian Complaint Review Board investigators confirmed police misconduct — but the board voted to clear the cops of wrongdoing.

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Retired City Workers Recoil at Coming Cost-Saving Medicare Shift

Impending move to privately managed health plans could save taxpayers as much as $600 million annually — at a high cost to retirees, who may have to pay more for less care and fewer doctor choices, some warn.

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City Hall Recruiting Additional Contact Tracers to Work on Staten Island

The move comes as the borough logs the highest seven-day average of positive tests in the city amid growing COVID-19-related hospitalizations.