Under an Unusual Arrangement, Adams’s Confidant Gets City and Casino Salaries

Timothy Pearson, a close friend of Mayor Eric Adams, works both as a senior adviser to the mayor and as a vice president overseeing security at the Resorts World New York City casino in Queens.

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Anxious New Yorkers Worry Whether Eric Adams Is the Man for the Moment

City residents are concerned about violent crime, housing costs, school budget cuts and homelessness. Some believe that the mayor has not met the challenge.

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Fear of Crime Transcends Data Along One New York Subway Line’s 31 Miles

Ridership is down, even though crime levels have stayed the same. New Yorkers who ply longest subway route say the city feels unmoored.

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Migrants From Texas Arrive in New York, and Into a Political Feud

Gov. Greg Abbott chartered a bus to send a group of migrants to New York, where Mayor Eric Adams said asylum seekers were overwhelming the city’s homeless shelters.

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G.O.P. Governors Cause Havoc by Busing Migrants to East Coast

Thousands of migrants have been arriving on buses sent by the governors of Texas and Arizona. Many have ended up in homeless shelters and on the streets.

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Gov. Hochul Defends Bail Reform as Mayor Adams Presses for Changes

Mayor Eric Adams is calling forcefully for more changes to state bail laws, putting pressure on Gov. Kathy Hochul as she runs for a full term in November.

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Why It’s So Hard to Find an Affordable Apartment in New York

There simply aren’t enough places to live, a crisis decades in the making and one that poses a threat to the city’s continuing recovery.

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Why Rape Survivors Asked Feds to Probe N.Y.P.D.

Letters from victims and activists drew the Justice Department’s attention after city and state officials failed to act on the same complaints.

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A Judge Halts New York City School Budget Cuts, For Now

Parents sued the city over plans to cut money to schools that have lost students, even as the mayor and City Council try to make a deal to restore funds.

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Adams Blames Migrants for Shelter Woes. Critics Say That’s Too Simple.

There’s anecdotal evidence of an uptick in asylum seekers in New York City’s homeless shelter system, but advocates say it’s convenient to blame them.

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Too Many New Yorkers Can’t Swim. It’s Time to Change That.

New York City is letting down its residents by nixing swimming lessons.

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What to Know About Penn Station’s $7 Billion Redevelopment Plan

The project promises to update the notorious eyesore but critics of the plan are concerned about the cost.

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Black Leaders Are Conveying the Far Left’s Unease With Eric Adams

The mayor’s skill in wielding race and biography has energized Black activists with shared experiences to push alternate solutions to New York City’s problems.

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Monkeypox Patients Face Painful Symptoms and Struggle For Care

As the city and federal government strain to supply enough vaccines, patients face a private battle to find treatment and relief from serious symptoms.

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Eric Adams Raises $850,000 for Re-election in 2025

Mayor Eric Adams has traveled across the country to court donors, receiving contributions from casino and sports betting executives.

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Eric Adams Can’t Stop Talking About Crime. There Are Risks to That.

The mayor says he has never seen crime at this level, but shootings and murders are down this year. Some see his comments as fear mongering.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #crime-and-criminals, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police

Monkeypox Catches New York City Off Guard (Again)

Long lines for vaccines. Testing is slowed. Antivirals are held up. Treatment is easier for the privileged. Sound familiar?

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Why New York’s City Workers Are Quitting in Droves

Competition from the private sector and the government’s balky hiring practices have prompted thousands to flee city government.

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When Republicans Backed Herschel Walker, They Embraced a Double Standard

It’s hard to imagine support for a white candidate so unsuited for the role.

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New Yorkers Drop Their Covid Vigilance as a BA.5 Wave Hits

Once among the most vigilant, New Yorkers respond to a highly transmissible new wave of Covid cases with the most New York of attitudes.

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Federal Action May Finally Fix the N.Y.P.D.’s Sex Crimes Unit

The work of holding law enforcement agencies accountable is arduous but vital.

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Adams Shows Support for Man Charged in Bodega Killing That Caused Outcry

A deadly confrontation at a Harlem store feeds a broader debate about crime and politics.

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Eric Adams, the New York Mayor Who Never Sleeps

Is Eric Adams revealing himself to be the man the city needs?

#adams-eric-l, #content-type-personal-profile, #crime-and-criminals, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

N.Y.C. to Offer Paxlovid at Mobile Virus Test Sites, First in U.S.

Mayor Eric Adams says that offering immediate prescriptions to people who test positive at the mobile sites will help address concerns over inequities in distributing antiviral treatments.

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Where the NY Governor Candidates Stand on the Issues

Ahead of the state primary elections, Republican and Democratic candidates expound on the issues — and exactly where upstate New York begins.

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Eric Adams Still Partially Owns Brooklyn Co-Op, According to Records

Mayor Eric Adams has said that he no longer owns a Brooklyn co-op, despite public records to the contrary. But in public filings, he acknowledged ownership.

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In Juneteenth Celebration, New Yorkers Commemorate Seneca Village

On Juneteenth, a commemoration tells the story of a community that was displaced when the park was created in the 1850s.

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New York City Estimates More Homeless and Unsheltered People

The significance of the new numbers can be hard to discern, because city officials used different methods to tally a subpopulation during the pandemic.

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Eric Adams Will Endorse Gov. Kathy Hochul

The backing from Mr. Adams, the New York City mayor, could help the governor shore up support among Black and Latino voters.

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Adams Announces Plan to Fix New York City’s Growing Housing Crisis

Mayor Eric Adams laid out a blueprint to increase homeownership, reduce street homelessness and improve public housing. But housing groups say his budget, $1 billion short of what he had promised, will not be enough.

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The B.Q.E. Is Crumbling. There’s Still No Plan to Fix It.

Mayor Eric Adams wants to jump-start the project, but some critics have raised safety concerns.

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Just 5 Months Into His Term, Adams Is Busy Raising Money to Win Another

The mayor has kicked off a cross-country fund-raising blitz for re-election, taking his tour to Chicago and Beverly Hills, even as he confronts major challenges in New York City.

#adams-eric-l, #campaign-finance, #elections-mayors, #new-york-city

New York City Budget Deal Keeps Police Spending Flat

Helped by better-than-expected tax revenue, the spending plan reflects the tension between Mayor Eric Adams and the City Council over the issue of crime.

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Adams, Hailed on the National Stage, Finds Frustration Closer to Home

Mayor Eric Adams faced a bumpy first round in pushing his agenda in Albany, particularly when it came to his education goals.

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Class Sizes Set to Shrink in New York City Schools, but at What Cost?

A bill approved by state lawmakers to shrink New York City class sizes would cost millions, and its passage reignited a longstanding debate about whether the move would help students as intended.

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New York Lawmakers Embrace New Funding Plan to Rescue Public Housing

The city’s public housing system, the largest in the nation, has become an emblem of disinvestment and deterioration. But a new deal could lead to needed repairs in 25,000 apartments.

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Adams, Nightlife-Loving Mayor, Offers Plan to ‘Let the People Dance’

Mayor Eric Adams proposed a series of zoning changes designed to eliminate bureaucratic rules that interfered with New York City’s recovery.

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Adams to Name ‘Gun Violence Czar’ as New York Shooting Surge Persists

Elected on the premise that he could reduce violent crime, Mayor Eric Adams continues to be confronted with a stubbornly high number of gun offenses.

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How Eric Adams’s Struggle With Dyslexia Is Shaping His Mayoralty

Mr. Adams was not diagnosed with a learning disability until college. Now, he is making dyslexia screenings a central policy issue.

#adams-eric-l, #content-type-personal-profile, #dyslexia, #education, #illiteracy, #new-york-city, #reading-and-writing-skills-education

N.Y.C. Companies Are Opening Offices Where Their Workers Live: Brooklyn

As workers return to the office, some companies have relocated to ease the commute.

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Q Train Killing Threatens Subway’s Fragile Comeback

The subway is at a critical moment as transit officials struggle to bring back riders, to shore up the system’s finances and to address fears over safety.

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As Rents Rise, Mayor Adams Faces Pressure on New York’s Housing Crisis

“We’ve got to get it right,” the mayor says, but the City Council and advocates want him to push more and spend more to address the dire shortage of affordable housing.

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What’s the Best Way to Find a Gifted 4-Year-Old?

New York City has abandoned its test to screen for gifted and talented children. Now the responsibility of choosing students falls squarely on teacher recommendations.

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Why Adams Is Rejecting Mask Mandates as Covid Cases Rise in New York

Mayor Eric Adams has focused on antiviral treatments and at-home testing as coronavirus cases surge again.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hospitals, #masks, #new-york-city

Why New York City Traffic Cameras Are Off When Drivers Speed the Most

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.

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As Adams Praised a New Police Tool, a Close Ally Had a Stake in the Maker

Mayor Eric Adams and his chief of staff, Frank Carone, say Mr. Adams’s endorsement of BolaWrap was entirely coincidental.

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Crashing Crypto: Is This Time Different?

Celebrity endorsements may signal the end of an era.

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Why a Covid Vaccine Mandate for N.Y.C. Schoolchildren Is Unlikely Soon

Officials and some pediatricians worry the backlash against a mandate could keep children out of school.

#adams-eric-l, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #food-and-drug-administration, #new-york-state, #state-legislatures, #vaccination-and-immunization

A.O.C. and Eric Adams Have Not Spoken in Nearly a Year

Mayor Adams and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who represent divergent wings of the Democratic Party, have not spoken one-on-one in nearly a year.

#adams-eric-l, #new-york-city, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #police-reform, #politics-and-government

In New York, Rents May Rise for More Than 2 Million

The city board that sets rents on most regulated apartments may be considering some of the highest increases in years.

#adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #rent-guidelines-board, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate