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Social Service and Unions Leaders Clash Over Effort to Help Workers Organize

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.

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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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NYC’s $100 Billion Budget Deal May Leave Whopping Deficits for New Mayor, Critics Say

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.

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Garcia Closes in on Adams After Preliminary Mayoral Count Re-Do — But Race is Far from Over

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.

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Where to Watch the First Official NYC Comptroller Debate on June 10

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.

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Mayor, City Council Dial Up Anger Over NYPD Phone Seizures

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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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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As Trenches Fill, Plans for Hart Island COVID-19 Memorial Look to Past and Future

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.

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How Decision to Skip Mayoral Race Brought ‘Relief’ to Corey Johnson After Depression Bout

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.

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Competing Visions Cloud the Future of Brooklyn’s Industry City as Expansion Plan Reaches City Council

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.

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Chinatown Restaurant Owners Face Slim Outdoor Dining Options on Narrow Streets

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.

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Planners’ Green Light for Industry City Expansion Puts Council Speaker Corey Johnson in the Hot Seat

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.

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Blow to Industry City Expansion Makes Waves Beyond Brooklyn Waterfront

Councilmember Carlos Menchaca’s move against project buoys opponents as business leaders navigating post-Amazon seas turn to Speaker Corey Johnson for help. 

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New York City’s Pandemic Budget Finds ‘Savings’ in Coronavirus Accounting

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.

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De Blasio’s Pandemic Budget Deal Short on Details, Big on Risks, Analysts Say

The $88.1 billion spending pact with the City Council depends on unspecified labor savings following calls to defund the NYPD.

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City Council Bids to Save Nixed Summer Youth Jobs Program

With 75,000 left in the lurch, Speaker Corey Johnson floats some ideas — including hiring teens at food pantries and even as "disease detectives."

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City Shuttles Homeless and Other Virus Patients to Hotels

Officials line up 500 rooms to isolate shelter residents and public hospital patients with nowhere to go. But hotel workers won’t get masks.

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Mayor Takes Keep Calm and Carry On Approach to Coronavirus

Public demonstrations of business-as-usual are emerging as a major theme of Bill de Blasio’s response to the evolving worldwide crisis.

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Chirlane McCray’s ThriveNYC Mental Health Program Gets a Reboot

New goals, fewer programs and a greater emphasis on people with serious mental illness are on tap for de Blasio’s wife’s much-criticized effort.