News & Politics

Which city leaders are calling for a federal takeover of Rikers Island?

The city comptroller, public advocate, state attorney general, federal prosecutors and even former DOC commissioners all support federal receivership for the city’s jails.

News & Politics

Who might run for mayor in 2025 (besides Eric Adams)?

A number of politicians – ranging from progressives to centrists – are seriously considering the possibility of running for mayor.

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A timeline on the closure of Rikers Island

U.S. Attorney Damian Williams has moved to strip the city of control over the jail complex.

Albany Agenda

After his expulsion from Congress, George Santos goes on the warpath

His posts have targeted Reps. Mike Lawler, Nicole Malliotakis and Nick LaLota.

Heard Around Town

Phil Banks quiet on rumored exit from Adams administration

The deputy mayor for public safety declined to comment on whether he would continue to serve in the role after this year.


George Santos expelled from Congress

The lying Long Island representative was ousted Friday, becoming only the sixth person in the nation’s history to be expelled.


New York’s top court upholds state gun laws – for now

The Court of Appeals rejected Second Amendment challenges to the state’s gun laws on procedural grounds, but both sides of the gun control debate expect more lawsuits to be filed.

2024 New York congressional battleground

Who’s running in NY-17 in 2024?

Incumbent Republican Rep. Mike Lawler is in national Democrats’ crosshairs, but he’s pulled off impressive victories more than once.


Hochul to abandon required construction mandates in ambitious housing plan

The governor is backing off the requirement in a policy which has had little legislative support, and as Democrats face competitive and consequential elections in 2024.

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Heard Around Town

Brianna Suggs no longer fundraising for Eric Adams campaign

Suggs, whose home was raided as part of a federal investigation into Mayor Eric Adams’ 2021 campaign, will stay on the 2025 campaign in another role.

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Eric Adams accused of 1993 sexual assault

The mayor denied knowing his accuser, who filed the lawsuit under the Adult Survivors Act on Nov. 22.

News & Politics

Will Latimer challenge Bowman? It may come down to redistricting.

If the Independent Redistricting Commission redraws the congressional district’s boundaries, Westchester County Executive George Latimer could have a tough time beating Rep. Jamaal Bowman.


No NYC mayor has resigned in decades. But here’s what would happen if they did.

Most recent mayoral administrations have been investigated for corruption, but the New York City line of succession hasn’t come into play.

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Gotham Government Relations cuts ties with former Obama administration official caught harassing halal cart vendor

“By the way, I’ll represent the food vendor pro bono if he wants to bring a lawsuit,” Gotham Government Relations president David Schwartz said.

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As federal takeover of Rikers Island looms, Mayor Eric Adams insists jails conditions are improving

The mayor credited outgoing DOC commissioner Louis Molina with moving things in “the right direction.”


Ask the experts: Are the Adams administration’s budget cuts necessary?

Experts weigh in on the state of the city’s financial crisis and explore how the city should be dealing with it.