Supertalls proliferated. Cars gave way to busways. Outdoor dining everywhere. Nine neighborhoods have been rezoned. Here’s how the physical city morphed in the last eight years.
Newly released transcripts offer a glimpse into the governor’s defiant, Clintonesque defense as probers grilled him about sexual harassment allegations. Meanwhile, 10 women testified about their experience with his administration.
The new mayor-elect talked about everything from making city streets safer to where he’s going to live, during a media blitz that seemed aimed at taking his brand of Democratic politics to a bigger crowd.
On Jan. 1, the 61-year-old ex-NYPD captain will become the second Black man to assume the top slot in City Hall. Now he’s charged with leading a metropolis of 8.8 million residents out of the ravages of the pandemic. He won’t be lacking for challenges.
In 1991, Adams labeled Officer Lizette Lebron a “scorned lover” and paraded photos of her in a bathing suit to discredit her for exposing a cheating scandal. After THE CITY detailed the episode, the mayoral frontrunner offered a public mea culpa.
In 1991, Adams portrayed Officer Lizette Lebron as the “scorned lover” of another cop and displayed a picture of her in a bathing suit after she exposed a cheating scandal. The mayoral frontrunner now expresses “regret” — but Lebron is still haunted by the attacks.
The mayor, who owes $435,000 to a law firm that lobbies the city, promised to repay the debt “over time” after citing the COVID crisis. Meanwhile, he’s still refusing to reimburse taxpayers $320,000 for his presidential campaign NYPD security.
The mayor, who’s eying a run for governor, will leave office with debts ranging from legal bills from probes of his fundraising tactics to his tab for using NYPD security during his short-lived presidential campaign, THE CITY’s examination found.
The mayor secretly asked whether taxpayers could pick up the tab for his police detail as he traversed the country — and was told no. He’s refusing to pony up, and has little campaign cash on hand as he flirts with a run for governor.
The mayoral frontrunner promised to let the city he hopes to run inspect his home, but officials stuck up a new notice on his door Friday. He finally connected with buildings department officials Tuesday after inquiries by THE CITY.
Taxpayers could be on the hook for up to $5 million in lawyer and public relations contracts inked by the now ex-governor, records show. His successor looking before paying any more bills — including for a firm where one lawyer charges $973 an hour.
Speaker Carl Heastie says lawmakers don’t have authority to impeach a departed governor — and that ongoing state and federal probes as well as criminal investigations will deliver accountability. But some legislators were stunned by the move.
The governor arrived in office in 2011 with an agenda aimed at bolstering New York State. Some of his promises — from marriage equality to minimum wage to supportive housing and more — came to fruition, while others remain outstanding.
Cuomo Resigns After Harassment Findings Obliterate Support, Leaving Legacy of Ambition and Aggression
The political survivor could no longer hold on after abandonment by close advisors and top Democrats, as impeachment hearings loomed. Kathy Hochul will be New York’s next governor — and the first woman to lead the state.
As the governor fought sexual harassment allegations, some former employees who went to the private sector still worked privately for him — reportedly helping craft media strategies and discredit some of his accusers. Here’s why.
The governor is floating scuttling a fourth-term run — but top state officials aren’t biting, THE CITY has learned. Meanwhile, the Assembly moved toward impeachment as Cuomo’s top aide quit and an accuser detailed groping allegations on national TV.
A day after a bombshell report found that the governor sexually harassed at least 11 women, more backers of the once-mighty governor peeled away. Even longtime supporters urged him to step down with all-but certain impeachment looming.
Four New York district attorneys are scouring investigative files compiled by the state attorney general to determine whether the governor may have committed any crimes in their jurisdictions. The cases focus on allegations of inappropriate touching.
Federal investigators knock on Albany doors to ask about how a health care industry demand to protect nursing home operators made it into the state budget at the height of the pandemic, sources say.
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