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New York Post
1 month ago
NYC politics

Power struggle between Adams, NYC Council heats up with dueling meetings over mayoral picks, city charter changes

The New York City Council is proposing a bill to expand oversight of mayoral appointees, sparking a power struggle with Mayor Eric Adams. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
New York City

Adams vs. Adams: A Power Struggle in New York City Turns Ugly

The New York City Council speaker plans to introduce legislation requiring mayoral approval on key appointments, potentially curbing the mayor's authority. [ more ]
City & State NY
3 months ago
NYC politics

New York City Council to unveil budget rebuttal

The New York City Council plans to respond to the Mayor's Preliminary Budget on April Fools Day, starting the next budget phase.
Dramatic funding cuts and reversals have marked the current budget season in New York City. [ more ]
City Limits
4 months ago
NYC politics

City Council Requests to Join Lawsuit to Enforce Rental Voucher Expansion

The New York City Council is seeking to join a lawsuit against Mayor Eric Adams' administration to compel implementation of laws.
The dispute revolves around the City Family Homelessness and Eviction Prevention Supplement (CityFHEPS) program.
This legal conflict is reminiscent of a previous stance taken during the Bloomberg administration. [ more ]
Newsmax
5 months ago
NYC politics

NYC Council to Sue Mayor Adams Over Housing Voucher Laws

The New York City Council is suing Mayor Eric Adams for not implementing updated housing voucher program laws.
The Council overrode the mayor's veto last month, paving the way for the lawsuit. [ more ]
US News & World Report
5 months ago
NYC politics

NYC Council Overrides Mayor's Vetoes of Solitary Confinement Ban, Policing Bill

The New York City Council voted to override Mayor Eric Adams' vetoes of two bills, one banning solitary confinement in city jails and the other requiring police to record lower-level investigative stops of civilians.
Lawmakers argue that solitary confinement is cruel and torturous and leads to heightened risks of injury or death for people in custody, while the mayor and the labor union representing jail guards argue that the ban would make it more difficult to protect workers and detainees. [ more ]
New York Post
1 month ago
NYC politics

Power struggle between Adams, NYC Council heats up with dueling meetings over mayoral picks, city charter changes

The New York City Council is proposing a bill to expand oversight of mayoral appointees, sparking a power struggle with Mayor Eric Adams. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
New York City

Adams vs. Adams: A Power Struggle in New York City Turns Ugly

The New York City Council speaker plans to introduce legislation requiring mayoral approval on key appointments, potentially curbing the mayor's authority. [ more ]
City & State NY
3 months ago
NYC politics

New York City Council to unveil budget rebuttal

The New York City Council plans to respond to the Mayor's Preliminary Budget on April Fools Day, starting the next budget phase.
Dramatic funding cuts and reversals have marked the current budget season in New York City. [ more ]
City Limits
4 months ago
NYC politics

City Council Requests to Join Lawsuit to Enforce Rental Voucher Expansion

The New York City Council is seeking to join a lawsuit against Mayor Eric Adams' administration to compel implementation of laws.
The dispute revolves around the City Family Homelessness and Eviction Prevention Supplement (CityFHEPS) program.
This legal conflict is reminiscent of a previous stance taken during the Bloomberg administration. [ more ]
Newsmax
5 months ago
NYC politics

NYC Council to Sue Mayor Adams Over Housing Voucher Laws

The New York City Council is suing Mayor Eric Adams for not implementing updated housing voucher program laws.
The Council overrode the mayor's veto last month, paving the way for the lawsuit. [ more ]
US News & World Report
5 months ago
NYC politics

NYC Council Overrides Mayor's Vetoes of Solitary Confinement Ban, Policing Bill

The New York City Council voted to override Mayor Eric Adams' vetoes of two bills, one banning solitary confinement in city jails and the other requiring police to record lower-level investigative stops of civilians.
Lawmakers argue that solitary confinement is cruel and torturous and leads to heightened risks of injury or death for people in custody, while the mayor and the labor union representing jail guards argue that the ban would make it more difficult to protect workers and detainees. [ more ]
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www.amny.com
2 months ago
NYC politics

amNewYork Metro at 20: How much has the NY City Council evolved over the past two decades? | amNewYork

The New York City Council has become younger, more diverse, and progressive over the past two decades. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
New York City

New York City Is Closer to Getting Its First Soccer Stadium

The New York City Council approved a privately financed soccer stadium in Queens, moving the project a step closer to reality after a decade of proposals. [ more ]
#mental-health-services
BKReader
3 months ago
NYC politics

City Council Says They've Found an Extra $6B For FY25 Budget

The New York City Council found $6.15 billion in resources for the 2025 fiscal year to reverse mayor's cuts.
Budget includes $1.63 billion to restore funding for key services and $1.32 billion for affordable housing and mental health services. [ more ]
New York Post
3 months ago
NYC politics

NYC Council outlines budget response to fund library services, free 3K programs

The New York City Council proposed funding restoration for essential programs like 3K and mental health services.
The budget responds to Mayor Eric Adams' concerns by identifying additional tax revenue to support critical initiatives like libraries and Pre-K programs. [ more ]
BKReader
3 months ago
NYC politics

City Council Says They've Found an Extra $6B For FY25 Budget

The New York City Council found $6.15 billion in resources for the 2025 fiscal year to reverse mayor's cuts.
Budget includes $1.63 billion to restore funding for key services and $1.32 billion for affordable housing and mental health services. [ more ]
New York Post
3 months ago
NYC politics

NYC Council outlines budget response to fund library services, free 3K programs

The New York City Council proposed funding restoration for essential programs like 3K and mental health services.
The budget responds to Mayor Eric Adams' concerns by identifying additional tax revenue to support critical initiatives like libraries and Pre-K programs. [ more ]
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#eric-adams
USA TODAY
3 months ago
NYC politics

NYC Mayor Eric Adams baptized by the Rev. Al Sharpton at Rikers Island

Mayor Eric Adams was baptized at Rikers Island by Rev. Al Sharpton, emphasizing the belief that one's current circumstances do not define them.
Despite pressure to close Rikers Island, Mayor Adams faces challenges in meeting the proposed deadline of August 2027. [ more ]
Mixmag
1 month ago
NYC politics

New York approves new legislation to remove "anti-dancing" nightlife rules

New York City Council approves legislation to support nightlife sector and 'freedom to dance' under Mayor Eric Adams' 'City of Yes' plan. [ more ]
USA TODAY
3 months ago
NYC politics

NYC Mayor Eric Adams baptized by the Rev. Al Sharpton at Rikers Island

Mayor Eric Adams was baptized at Rikers Island by Rev. Al Sharpton, emphasizing the belief that one's current circumstances do not define them.
Despite pressure to close Rikers Island, Mayor Adams faces challenges in meeting the proposed deadline of August 2027. [ more ]
Mixmag
1 month ago
NYC politics

New York approves new legislation to remove "anti-dancing" nightlife rules

New York City Council approves legislation to support nightlife sector and 'freedom to dance' under Mayor Eric Adams' 'City of Yes' plan. [ more ]
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New York Post
3 months ago
NYC politics

NYC pols push $15M plan to provide free mental health services to migrants

New bill proposes mental health coordinators at city migrant shelters, costing $15 million yearly.
City migrants experiencing mental health struggles despite taxpayer-funded support like meals and accommodation. [ more ]
Fox News
3 months ago
NYC politics

Dem who demanded 'justice' after subway chokehold death skewered for post about NYC assaults

Political figure faces criticism for hypocrisy on addressing violence against women in NYC.
Social media users question the lack of public response to violent attacks against women in the city. [ more ]
The Daily Wire
3 months ago
NYC politics

NYC Council Asks State's Highest Court To Let Non-Citizens Vote In Local Elections

New York City Council seeks to reverse rulings to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections.
Controversial law could potentially allow 800,000 non-citizens with green cards to vote. [ more ]
New York Post
4 months ago
New York City

NYC pols urge Albany to OK tax break for 'green' mandate that could cost co-op, condo owners $20K

Co-op and condo owners are urging for tax breaks over new 'green' mandates.
The mandate aims to curb greenhouse gas emissions by a significant percentage by 2050. [ more ]
#budget-cuts
BKReader
4 months ago
NYC politics

City Council Says There's Another $3B in Tax Revenue

City Council projects $3.3 billion more revenue than Mayor's budget office for FY24 and FY25
City Council aims to restore budget cuts in areas like education and cultural sectors [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
New York City

3 Progressive N.Y. City Council Members Lose Roles as Committee Chairs

Three progressive members of the New York City Council were stripped of their committee chairmanships, raising concerns of retaliation.
The members voted against the city's budget due to unnecessary spending cuts that would harm vulnerable New Yorkers. [ more ]
City & State NY
3 weeks ago
NYC politics

What to watch in the NYC budget fight

The New York City Council and Adams administration are in intense negotiations over proposed budget cuts and restorations.
Restorations are being sought for various services like weekend library service, cultural institutions, 3-K expansion, and park upkeep.
City Council priorities include early childhood education, libraries, parks, housing, Fair Fares, and more. [ more ]
BKReader
4 months ago
NYC politics

City Council Says There's Another $3B in Tax Revenue

City Council projects $3.3 billion more revenue than Mayor's budget office for FY24 and FY25
City Council aims to restore budget cuts in areas like education and cultural sectors [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
New York City

3 Progressive N.Y. City Council Members Lose Roles as Committee Chairs

Three progressive members of the New York City Council were stripped of their committee chairmanships, raising concerns of retaliation.
The members voted against the city's budget due to unnecessary spending cuts that would harm vulnerable New Yorkers. [ more ]
City & State NY
3 weeks ago
NYC politics

What to watch in the NYC budget fight

The New York City Council and Adams administration are in intense negotiations over proposed budget cuts and restorations.
Restorations are being sought for various services like weekend library service, cultural institutions, 3-K expansion, and park upkeep.
City Council priorities include early childhood education, libraries, parks, housing, Fair Fares, and more. [ more ]
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#housing-vouchers
NY Carib News
4 months ago
NYC politics

NYC- Council Join Lawsuit Against Mayor Adams Over Rent Laws

The New York City Council joined a class action lawsuit against Mayor Eric Adams for refusing to expand the rental assistance program.
The council enacted regulations to broaden housing voucher eligibility, which were vetoed by the mayor and are now a subject of legal dispute. [ more ]
New York Post
4 months ago
New York City

City Council want to take bitter feud with Mayor Adams over housing program to court in latest power struggle

Protestors demand Mayor Adams implement new CityFHEPS reforms
City Council joins lawsuit against Mayor Adams over housing vouchers [ more ]
NY Carib News
4 months ago
NYC politics

NYC- Council Join Lawsuit Against Mayor Adams Over Rent Laws

The New York City Council joined a class action lawsuit against Mayor Eric Adams for refusing to expand the rental assistance program.
The council enacted regulations to broaden housing voucher eligibility, which were vetoed by the mayor and are now a subject of legal dispute. [ more ]
New York Post
4 months ago
New York City

City Council want to take bitter feud with Mayor Adams over housing program to court in latest power struggle

Protestors demand Mayor Adams implement new CityFHEPS reforms
City Council joins lawsuit against Mayor Adams over housing vouchers [ more ]
morehousing-vouchers
#lawsuit
New York Post
5 months ago
NYC politics

NYC Council expected to take Mayor Adams to court over controversial housing voucher program

The New York City Council plans to sue Mayor Adams for not implementing the housing voucher program.
The lawsuit is a result of escalating tensions between City Hall and the council, following past disagreements in passing legislation. [ more ]
Newsmax
1 month ago
NYC politics

NYC Council Pushes IVF Coverage for Gay Men

The New York City Council's LGBTQIA+ Caucus is advocating for the expansion of IVF coverage for gay men who are municipal employees. [ more ]
New York Post
5 months ago
NYC politics

NYC Council expected to take Mayor Adams to court over controversial housing voucher program

The New York City Council plans to sue Mayor Adams for not implementing the housing voucher program.
The lawsuit is a result of escalating tensions between City Hall and the council, following past disagreements in passing legislation. [ more ]
Newsmax
1 month ago
NYC politics

NYC Council Pushes IVF Coverage for Gay Men

The New York City Council's LGBTQIA+ Caucus is advocating for the expansion of IVF coverage for gay men who are municipal employees. [ more ]
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#racial-profiling
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
New York City

Race, Age, Gender: What the N.Y.P.D. Must Track During Stops, and Why

The New York City Council has passed a law requiring police officers to record the race, age, and gender of most people they approach.
The law aims to improve data collection, prevent unlawful encounters with young people of color, and enhance transparency. [ more ]
Cbsnews
5 months ago
NYC politics

How Many Stops Act: New York City Council overrides Mayor Eric Adams' veto

The New York City Council has voted to override Mayor Eric Adams' veto of the How Many Stops Act, a law that requires police to document every encounter with New Yorkers.
Supporters of the law believe it will provide accountability and prevent racial profiling, while opponents argue that it will slow down police response times. [ more ]
Flipboard
5 months ago
NYC politics

NYPD Chief of Patrol on "How Many Stops Act" bill | Flipboard

The New York City Council has voted to override the Mayor's veto of the controversial 'How Many Stops Act'
The 'How Many Stops Act' requires the NYPD to provide demographic information about individuals they stop and question [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
New York City

Race, Age, Gender: What the N.Y.P.D. Must Track During Stops, and Why

The New York City Council has passed a law requiring police officers to record the race, age, and gender of most people they approach.
The law aims to improve data collection, prevent unlawful encounters with young people of color, and enhance transparency. [ more ]
Cbsnews
5 months ago
NYC politics

How Many Stops Act: New York City Council overrides Mayor Eric Adams' veto

The New York City Council has voted to override Mayor Eric Adams' veto of the How Many Stops Act, a law that requires police to document every encounter with New Yorkers.
Supporters of the law believe it will provide accountability and prevent racial profiling, while opponents argue that it will slow down police response times. [ more ]
Flipboard
5 months ago
NYC politics

NYPD Chief of Patrol on "How Many Stops Act" bill | Flipboard

The New York City Council has voted to override the Mayor's veto of the controversial 'How Many Stops Act'
The 'How Many Stops Act' requires the NYPD to provide demographic information about individuals they stop and question [ more ]
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#solitary-confinement
Black Enterprise -
5 months ago
NYC politics

NYC Council Overrides Mayor's Solitary Confinement Veto

The New York City Council overrode Mayor Eric Adams' vetoes on a solitary confinement ban and a bill to document police stops.
The legislation on solitary confinement limits isolating inmates to four hours with exceptions for immediate threats or high risk of violence. [ more ]
New York Post
5 months ago
New York City

NYC Council rejects Mayor Adams' veto on controversial cop-stops bill critics believe will make city less safe

The New York City Council has rejected Mayor Eric Adams' veto of the controversial NYPD bill that will require officers to document nearly every interaction with the public.
The council also rejected Adams' veto of a second piece of legislation that bans solitary confinement in New York City jails. [ more ]
Black Enterprise -
5 months ago
NYC politics

NYC Mayor Vetoes Bill Aimed At Police Accountability

New York Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat, vetoed a bill that would have eliminated solitary confinement and another requiring police officers to more thoroughly document stops.
Adams defended his veto by saying that restrictions on solitary confinement would make jails more dangerous and the new requirements for officers would create more paperwork for law enforcement, possibly creating a danger to public safety. [ more ]
Common Dreams
5 months ago
NYC politics

'Wrong Side of History': NYC Mayor Adams Vetoes Solitary Confinement Ban

Mayor Eric Adams has vetoed two bills passed by the New York City Council, one banning solitary confinement in city jails and the other increasing transparency and oversight of the NYPD.
Solitary confinement is considered torture and has been linked to deaths at New York's Rikers Island. The veto of the bills has been met with criticism from advocates and officials. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
7 months ago
New York City

New York City Moves to Ban Solitary Confinement, Defying Mayor Adams

The New York City Council is expected to approve a bill banning solitary confinement in most cases, making it the largest American city to do so.
The bill's sponsors and supporters believe there are enough votes to override Mayor Eric Adams if he vetoes it. [ more ]
Black Enterprise -
5 months ago
NYC politics

NYC Council Overrides Mayor's Solitary Confinement Veto

The New York City Council overrode Mayor Eric Adams' vetoes on a solitary confinement ban and a bill to document police stops.
The legislation on solitary confinement limits isolating inmates to four hours with exceptions for immediate threats or high risk of violence. [ more ]
New York Post
5 months ago
New York City

NYC Council rejects Mayor Adams' veto on controversial cop-stops bill critics believe will make city less safe

The New York City Council has rejected Mayor Eric Adams' veto of the controversial NYPD bill that will require officers to document nearly every interaction with the public.
The council also rejected Adams' veto of a second piece of legislation that bans solitary confinement in New York City jails. [ more ]
Black Enterprise -
5 months ago
NYC politics

NYC Mayor Vetoes Bill Aimed At Police Accountability

New York Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat, vetoed a bill that would have eliminated solitary confinement and another requiring police officers to more thoroughly document stops.
Adams defended his veto by saying that restrictions on solitary confinement would make jails more dangerous and the new requirements for officers would create more paperwork for law enforcement, possibly creating a danger to public safety. [ more ]
Common Dreams
5 months ago
NYC politics

'Wrong Side of History': NYC Mayor Adams Vetoes Solitary Confinement Ban

Mayor Eric Adams has vetoed two bills passed by the New York City Council, one banning solitary confinement in city jails and the other increasing transparency and oversight of the NYPD.
Solitary confinement is considered torture and has been linked to deaths at New York's Rikers Island. The veto of the bills has been met with criticism from advocates and officials. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
7 months ago
New York City

New York City Moves to Ban Solitary Confinement, Defying Mayor Adams

The New York City Council is expected to approve a bill banning solitary confinement in most cases, making it the largest American city to do so.
The bill's sponsors and supporters believe there are enough votes to override Mayor Eric Adams if he vetoes it. [ more ]
moresolitary-confinement
#stop-and-frisk
The Messenger
5 months ago
NYC politics

NYPD Officers Must Record Race of People They Question After City Council Overrides Mayor's Veto

The New York City Council has passed a law requiring police officers to document the race, gender, and age of individuals they stop for questioning.
The law comes in response to long-standing calls for transparency in policing and addressing the harmful legacy of stop-and-frisk. [ more ]
Scripps News
5 months ago
NYC politics

NYC Council overrides Mayor Adams' veto on police encounter bill

The How Many Stops Act in New York City will require the NYPD to document certain police-civilian investigative encounters, including Level 1 stops.
Supporters of the law believe it is a safeguard against the return of discriminatory 'stop and frisk' policies. [ more ]
The Messenger
5 months ago
NYC politics

NYPD Officers Must Record Race of People They Question After City Council Overrides Mayor's Veto

The New York City Council has passed a law requiring police officers to document the race, gender, and age of individuals they stop for questioning.
The law comes in response to long-standing calls for transparency in policing and addressing the harmful legacy of stop-and-frisk. [ more ]
Scripps News
5 months ago
NYC politics

NYC Council overrides Mayor Adams' veto on police encounter bill

The How Many Stops Act in New York City will require the NYPD to document certain police-civilian investigative encounters, including Level 1 stops.
Supporters of the law believe it is a safeguard against the return of discriminatory 'stop and frisk' policies. [ more ]
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POLITICO
5 months ago
NYC politics

New York City's pro-cop mayor loses high-profile fight over policing legislation

The New York City Council voted to override Mayor Bill de Blasio's veto on two bills, highlighting a clash between the council and the mayor
One bill requires police officers to report demographic data on low-level interactions, while the other limits isolation time for detainees in jails [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
New York City

He Was One of the Central Park Five. Now He's Councilman Yusef Salaam.

Yusef Salaam is sworn in as a council member in New York City
Salaam was wrongfully convicted of a crime and spent seven years in prison [ more ]
BKReader
6 months ago
Brooklyn

NYC Council Members Propose Legislation to Recognize Jay-Z's Birthday as Official Holiday

New York City Council members seek to immortalize the legacy of rapper Jay-Z by making his birthday, December 4, an official public holiday in NYC.
The Messenger
7 months ago
Artificial intelligence

New York City Councilwoman-Elect Admits to Using AI to Respond to Constituents, Press

A Democratic candidate in New York City admitted to using AI to communicate and respond to constituents.
The AI-generated response from the candidate was flagged by a content detection website. [ more ]
New York Post
7 months ago
NYC politics

NYC Council budget alternatives are non-starters

The New York City Council is proposing to spend reserve funds meant for a true crisis and increase taxes, despite Mayor Adams' call for budget cuts.
City spending has increased by 52% over the last decade while the quality of life in New York City has deteriorated. [ more ]
New York Post
1 month ago
New York City

City Council's appointments coup would wreck NYC's mayoral accountability

New York City Council aims to limit mayor's power over top appointees, affecting accountability and city functioning. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 days ago
New York City

City Councilwoman Is Charged With Biting Police Chief During Protest

A councilwoman in New York City faces assault charges after a protest at a proposed homeless shelter site. [ more ]
www.bkreader.com
2 weeks ago
Brooklyn

City Officials Approve $112B Budget on Time

The New York City Council has approved a $112.4 billion budget for fiscal year 2025, focusing on restoring funding for various city services and prioritizing affordable housing and early childhood education. [ more ]
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