Corey Johnson

Government transparency advocates argue politicians’ social media and campaign sites need to be treated as official documents with public access to archives.
Here’s what to know about who’s running for the Council’s top job, how the secret campaign process unfolds and why New Yorkers should care — even if they don’t get a say on who it will be.
The Administration for Children’s Services and its staffers’ union may have successfully scuttled two City Council bills that would require workers to advise parents and other caretakers of their rights at the start of a welfare investigation.
The Deliveristas who kept New Yorkers fed during the pandemic will get bathroom access, minimum delivery payments and the tips they earned, under bills approved Thursday by the City Council. Supporters hope the first-of-their-kind regulations will become a national model.
A bill pushed by City Council Speaker Corey Johnson could alter the labor picture at nonprofits. Social service executives say the move could mean more burdens as late city contract payments already bring some to the brink.
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.
Unprecedented federal aid and better-than-expected tax revenue restored cuts and boosted education funding. But experts and advocates call de Blasio’s proposed spending plan a “missed opportunity” for stabilizing city finances.
A day after the Board of Elections bungled its initial ranked choice voting tabulations, new numbers showed Eric Adams leading Kathryn Garcia by about 15,000 votes. But 125,000 uncounted absentee ballots could make the difference — and even keep Maya Wiley in the game.
You can see the eight Democratic candidates debate on TV, listen on the radio or stream then squareoff here at 7 p.m. Thursday. The 90-minute event, sponsored by THE CITY, NY1 and WNYC/Gothamist, comes two days before early voting starts.
The mayor’s office is looking into how it might get phones back into kids’ hands quicker after they are taken by police, following THE CITY’s report. Council members, meanwhile, are demanding more data — and action.
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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.
Taking cues from the 9/11 Museum at Ground Zero, a tribute to victims of coronavirus, AIDS and even the Spanish Flu could turn the island off The Bronx into a publicly accessible gathering place in the years to come.
The City Council speaker said his life became a “rollercoaster” amid pandemic isolation and a bruising budget battle. “It all sort of caught up with me,” he told THE CITY.
A crucial hearing is set for Tuesday, with Council members split as Speaker Corey Johnson stays mum. Supporters point to promises of jobs — including positions for locals — while foes fear displacement of Sunset Park residents.
Restaurateurs in the historic Manhattan neighborhood say they’re left to battle bureaucracy as they fight for space to stay in business under pandemic restrictions.
Brooklyn Councilmember Carlos Menchaca opposes the Sunset Park waterfront project. But some elected officials and business leaders are pushing a Council showdown after City Planning OKs the plan.
Councilmember Carlos Menchaca’s move against project buoys opponents as business leaders navigating post-Amazon seas turn to Speaker Corey Johnson for help.
The virus crisis that ignited the city’s fiscal woes is also responsible for a big chunk of the reductions in the $88.2 billion spending plan, documents show.
The $88.1 billion spending pact with the City Council depends on unspecified labor savings following calls to defund the NYPD.
With 75,000 left in the lurch, Speaker Corey Johnson floats some ideas — including hiring teens at food pantries and even as “disease detectives.”