The comptroller’s ongoing investigation found the city was short on everything from masks to an up-to-date disaster playbook when the pandemic hit. Stringer also accused the mayor of stonewalling his probe, even amid a lawsuit.
The governor’s office, up for grabs next year, seems likely to draw a bevy of candidates. Judging from the previous electoral shake-ups, posts across the city and state could be changing hands.
Eric Adams and his fellow male candidates out-fundraised the women by a six-to-one margin, and did even better with super PAC support. But Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley relied on the public campaign system to come closest to making history.
Rikers Island and other city lockups employ five officers for every three incarcerated people. As some call for a reduction in officers, the City Council okays a budget plan that boosts the ranks by 400.
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.
The Democratic primary ended in a rush of activity, with Maya Wiley and Kathryn Garcia joining Eric Adams at the initial head of the pack. Now New Yorkers are in for a big wait with absentee ballots needed to begin the full ranked choice voting count.
Voters are set to hit the polls and use the new ranked choice voting system to pick who’s going to lead the post-pandemic city. But it could be weeks before New Yorkers know who won the mayoral race and contests from comptroller to City Council.
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.
Contributions of less than $100 have tripled since the last time the top City Hall job opened up, THE CITY’s analysis shows. Here are the candidates benefiting most from the surge in modest donations.
With the June 22 primary approaching, there’s no clear favorite, reflecting much of the city. But interviews with more than a dozen business leaders show they generally agree on who they don’t want to see in City Hall.
Some other candidates have hired consultants that also lobby. But unlike the Brooklyn borough president, none are being pressed for favors or are in a position to grant them, a review by THE CITY found.
The Democratic outsider has no endorsements from the city’s 300,000-strong municipal workforce, unlike some of his top rivals in the June 22 primary. Some labor leaders say his plans ignore workers.
The two poll frontrunners garnered the most attention as Yang took knocks on his failure to vote in past elections and former cop Adams defended his tough-on-crime stance. And nobody was praising Bill de Blasio...
THE CITY is co-hosting the candidate face-off with NY1 and WNYC/Gothamist. Adams, Donovan, Garcia, McGuire, Morales, Stringer, Wiley and Yang are set to appear in the potential make-or-break event, which starts at 7 p.m.
Twice in a decade in San Francisco, a candidate who initially ranked third emerged as the victor. Here’s what the new ballot system could mean in NYC’s mayoral contest with the race in flux.
An accusation of sexual misconduct threatens to derail city comptroller’s bid for City Hall. The progressive female candidates stand to gain most, political analysts say.
The city comptroller, who is running for mayor, promises a hard look at the NYPD if elected — and points to reports and a reform plan. But a review by THE CITY found he’s used the power of the audit far more frequently on some other key city agencies.
Shaun Donovan’s campaign and the political committee his father gave $3 million to say they haven’t coordinated efforts. THE CITY’s examination after a complaint filed by mayoral rival Scott Stringer presents a far more complex picture.
The city Campaign Finance Board will delay doling out dollars to the Democrat until it examines ties between his campaign and the political fund. Meanwhile, Donovan and Andrew Yang landed at the bottom of the ballot.
The next mayor will inherit the city with the pandemic rebound and the battle to protect New York from the next Superstorm Sandy inextricably tied. Here are some of the City Hall hopefuls’ ideas to safeguard the city.
Scott Stringer, who is running for mayor, slams de Blasio for failing to rein in “overly militarized” cops — and says settlements should come out of police budget. Suits are the most since 2004 Republican National Convention.
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