As traffic deaths rise in the city, the State Legislature still has the final say on new safety measures, even decreeing when school speed cameras can operate.
Masks will no longer be required in public schools and proof-of- vaccination is no longer required for many indoor activities.
Adrienne Adams will play a leading role as New York City leaders confront a spike in violence that has gained national attention.
The airport that Joe Biden once said was more suited to a “third-world’’ country has a gleaming new terminal to show off.
Ms. Adams will preside over the most diverse City Council in history as New York looks to recover from the pandemic. She already faces several looming battles with the mayor.
In an early political setback for Eric Adams, Adrienne Adams emerged from a hard-fought race with the votes she needed to be council speaker.
After saying he would stay out of the race, Eric Adams, the incoming mayor, has sought to install an ally. It was unclear whether he would succeed.