Shower trucks stand at the ready as Mayor Eric Adams awaits a green light from the federal government.
Robert Hayes, who successfully sued in the 1970s, says the law won’t allow suspending NYC’s guaranteed aid to homeless people, who now include thousands of foreign asylum-seekers.
In a wide-ranging sit-down with THE CITY, the City Council’s leader calls for more consultation and communication from the mayor’s office when it comes to dealing with the recent waves of asylum seekers now filling shelters.
City Hall has only publicly acknowledged three such centers operating now, but THE CITY has learned that six are open holding about 1,400 people.
Mothers with small children — and some tykes by themselves — have become common in the subway system.
Not Welcome at the Welcome Center: City Moves to Close Area in Port Authority Where Volunteers Help Migrants
The abrupt shutdown of a greeting area marks a breaking point in the fraying relationships between City Hall and the activist groups running the site.
The move came days after the Adams administration placed them in an elementary school gym, then faced protests.
While organizers make plans to provide showers and clothes to asylum-seekers, other New Yorkers demonstrated against their presence and what it would mean for their kids.
Texas charities are now sending migrant families to NYC on airplanes, not buses — yet airports lack the migrant support amassed at Port Authority Bus Terminal.
While advocates threaten to sue over a mayoral order that allows barracks shelters, City Hall proposes sites that are news — even to officials who control them.
‘We need your help,’ begged an urgent city email seeking space for migrants, the latest indication the Adams administration is hitting the panic button.
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Providing shelter and other aid for asylum-seekers is projected to cost $4.3 billion in the current and next city budget.
A hearing on the battle for a minimum wage standard for food-delivery services’ couriers got heated with accusations of misinformation and corporate shenanigans.
New York City allows voters to use voter registration forms written in 15 languages — but they can only be filled out in English. A state law passed to expand translation for voters has not yet been rolled out in the five boroughs.
Born in the ‘80s as a cheaper alternative to city buses and an option for commuters in transit deserts, these classic rides are trying to stay viable.
Trailblazing labor group Los Deliveristas Unidos loses leaders over fears that a pay boost measure could backfire, stoked by the major delivery apps.
Street sellers say Sandra Ung has ignored them while taking a “stand next to only business owners.”
A newly unveiled memo details unusual and obscure arrangement for more than $100 million in spending on hotels and health care.
Fatalities rise again, following a dip during the COVID construction pause.
As Brooklyn Borough President, the mayor delivered $2.2 million in public dollars. But as Adams moves migrants in, his Economic Development Corporation just canceled pledged private investment.
Some asylum seekers who had refused to move to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal gave in after cold nights outdoors, while others held out demanding work permits.
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