Mayor Adams Promotes ‘Radically Practical’ Agenda in Washington

Eric Adams spoke at a national gathering of mayors and focused on the importance of cities demonstrating that government can work.

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Eric Adams Is Taking His First Paycheck in Crypto

Mr. Adams, who wants New York City to become the global capital for cryptocurrency, will have his paycheck converted into Bitcoin and Ethereum.

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Detective Shot in Leg During Drug Search on Staten Island, Police Say

The officer was the second to be shot in New York in 36 hours, offering a challenge to Mayor Eric Adams as he seeks to deliver on the public safety message that was central to his campaign.

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What Eric Adams’s Hires Say About Him: Loyalty Comes First

Mr. Adams, who has brought a number of close allies into City Hall, says he is subject to greater scrutiny over hiring than his predecessors faced.

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Mayor Says N.Y.C. is Winning Omicron Fight, but Experts Urge Caution

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Eric Adams Ran on Making New York Safer. A Subway Killing Poses a Test.

The mayor, who made improving public safety a theme of his campaign, is dealing with the fallout from a high-profile death in Times Square.

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Scenes From a Weekend of Mourning in the Bronx

Prayer services were held for 15 of the 17 victims of the fire that broke out last week at the Twin Parks North West building.

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‘Devastated’: Crowds Throng Funeral Service for 15 Bronx Fire Victims

Mourners crowded a mosque to say goodbye to 15 of the 17 people killed in the Jan. 9 blaze in a Bronx high-rise.

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‘Attempted Security Threat’ Disables Software at Some New York Schools

The outage in a platform used by teachers and students has caused another disruption for a system that has had its share amid the pandemic.

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After Pleas for Help, Tenants of Bronx Fire Building to Get Cash Aid

Each household in the high-rise where 17 people died will get financial relief in the form of $2,250 in prepaid debit cards, Mayor Eric Adams said.

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Man Arrested in Shooting of 19-Year-Old Worker at East Harlem Burger King

The employee, Kristal Bayron-Nieves, was killed on Sunday when the store was robbed. The police said on Friday that a 30-year-old man was charged with the murder.

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Sidney Poitier and the Black Voice

He was a pioneer — in the transitional sense.

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Jail Unions Gain a Powerful Supporter: Mayor Eric Adams

Eric Adams has reversed some measures enacted to regain control over the crisis at Rikers Island, in an early victory for the correction officers’ unions. —

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Mayor Adams, Build a Bigger Manhattan

“New Mannahatta” would help the city’s housing crisis and protect against the impact of climate change. 

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After Apartment Fire, Some Tenants Wary of Going Back to Bronx Building

Residents of the Bronx high-rise where 17 people died in a smoky blaze gathered to express frustration over their current circumstances.

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What We Know About the Building in the Bronx Apartment Fire

The companies purchased Twin Parks North West, the Bronx building where there was a deadly fire, along with seven other buildings in the borough for $166 million.

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The Growing Fight Over Voting Rights

On President Biden’s speech, vote counting and voter suppression. Also: Donald Trump and Jan. 6; Rikers Island; Covid pathogens; exercise heals.

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Eric Adams Cuts His Brother’s Duties After Giving Him Top Police Job

Amid concerns of nepotism, Bernard Adams will be executive director of mayoral security, not deputy police commissioner. He will earn $210,000.

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Hundreds at Rikers Protest Conditions, Citing Covid and the Cold

Detainees in one jail at the Rikers Island complex are refusing to eat Correction Department meals.

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‘Like a fluid’: How a fire’s deadly smoke behaves.

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Eric Adams’s First Days: Battling Omicron, Then a Deadly Fire

During his first week in office, the mayor focused on keeping schools open. Then on Sunday, he was faced with devastating loss of life in the Bronx.

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19 Killed in New York City’s Deadliest Fire in Decades

Nine children were among those who died when a space heater malfunctioned in a Bronx apartment building, city officials said.

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Noncitizens’ Right to Vote Becomes Law in New York City

Starting next year, 800,000 legal permanent residents will be eligible to vote in municipal elections.

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What This Portrait of Mayor Adams’s Mother Means to New Yorkers

Dorothy Mae Adams-Streeter posed for a portrait at her 75th birthday party. Her image, floating in a brandy snifter, has a powerful resonance.

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Conflict Quickly Emerges Between Top Prosecutor and Police Commissioner

A memo by New York City’s new police leader sharply questioned Manhattan’s new district attorney over his strategy for prosecuting crime.

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New Yorkers Reflect on a Stressful Week Back at School Amid Omicron Wave

Two dozen interviews with parents, educators and students revealed a range of opinions about whether schools should remain open. But most said the return to classrooms had been bumpy.

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Eric Adams Picks Philip Banks as Deputy Mayor, Despite Ethics Concerns

Philip Banks III, who resigned from the Police Department while under federal investigation, announced his own appointment in a newspaper opinion piece.

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Is New York City Ready for Eric Adams, the Mayor of Swagger?

Eric Adams begins his term selling us on style — the alpha public servant, efficient and full of brash confidence.

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Police to Step Up Patrols of New York Subway, Adams Says

As the subway tries to lure back riders, Mayor Eric Adams said that officers would more regularly patrol stations and trains.

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Adrienne Adams, First Black Council Speaker, Says City Is at ‘Crossroads’

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.

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Can Eric Adams Rebuild, and Rein In, the N.Y.P.D. Anti-Crime Unit?

Mayor Eric Adams wants to recreate the department’s plainclothes anti-crime unit, which recovered illegal guns but was responsible for a number of fatal shootings.

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17 Charged as Brooklyn Gang Alliance Is Linked to 4 Deadly Shootings

Those charged, ranging in age from 17 to 23, were accused of unleashing a wave of violence that also left 10 other people wounded by gunfire.

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‘It’s Chaos’ as Schools Confront Omicron

After an unrelenting spike in cases, a small but growing list of districts — including Newark, Atlanta, Milwaukee and Cleveland — moved temporarily to remote learning.

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A New Mayor and a New Relationship Between City Hall and Albany

Unlike their feuding predecessors, Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul appear to be getting along. They have their reasons.

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Why Eric Adams and Kathy Hochul ‘Need Each Other’

Mayor Eric Adams has a base that Gov. Kathy Hochul wants to tap into. Ms. Hochul controls the money that Mr. Adams needs to jump-start his agenda.

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Eric Adams Takes Office as New York City’s Mayor

Eric Adams, the city’s second Black mayor, faces difficult decisions over how to lead New York City through the next wave of the pandemic.

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Behind the Violence at Rikers, Decades of Mismanagement and Dysfunction

For years, New York City officials have presided over shortcuts and blunders that have led to chaos in one of America’s most expensive jail complexes.

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De Blasio’s Costly Legacy: The Biggest City Work Force Ever

The budget soared under Mayor Bill de Blasio, who significantly expanded the size of New York City government. The next mayor, Eric Adams, might have to rein it in.

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Adams’s Virus Policy Includes Keeping Vaccine Mandate for Businesses

After a long silence on the subject, New York City’s incoming mayor said he would extend a number of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Covid-19 policies.

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Beleaguered by Omicron, New York Operates at Half Speed

From subway lines to medical clinics to libraries, city businesses and services have been curtailed because of Covid.

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Eric Adams Will Name Frank Carone His Chief of Staff

Frank Carone, a prominent lawyer for the Brooklyn Democratic Party whose business dealings have drawn scrutiny, will serve in a critical role at City Hall.

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New York City Looks to Test More and Keep Classrooms Open

The city said it would allow students who were exposed to Covid to remain in school if they test negative for the coronavirus and have no symptoms.

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NYC Schools Will Reopen with More Covid-19 Testing to Limit Closures

Instead of delaying the start of in-person school and pivoting to remote learning, New York City will aim to detect more infections to mitigate disruptions.

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As Traffic Roars Back, Neighborhoods Outside Manhattan Feel the Pain

With transit use lagging and truck deliveries and car ownership rising, congestion across New York City is likely to be worse after the pandemic than it was before.

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NYC Traffic: How Neighborhoods Outside of Manhattan Are Feeling the Pain

With transit use lagging and truck deliveries and car ownership rising, congestion across New York City is likely to be worse after the pandemic than it was before.

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Private-sector Vaccine Mandate Goes Into Effect in N.Y.C.

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Adams Delays Appointment of Ex-Police Official Amid Ethics Concerns

Philip Banks III, who left the Police Department while under federal investigation, was expected to become deputy mayor for public safety.

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Eric Adams’s First Big Task as Mayor: Reopening Schools in the New Year

New York City’s school system experienced by far the most chaotic and disrupted days of the fall semester this week, as virus cases rose across the city.

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The Rise of Eric Adams and Black New York

Eric Adams winning coalition shows how the city’s power structure has changed. 

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New York’s Virus Surge Has Leaders Balancing Health and Political Risks

Democrats, including Gov. Kathy Hochul and President Biden, have resisted a return to restrictive, economically damaging lockdowns.

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