How Many N.Y. Democrats Does It Take to Fill a House Seat? Try 15.

A congressman, an ex-congresswoman, an ex-mayor, a Trump prosecutor and several state and city officials are eyeing an open congressional seat in New York City.

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Bill de Blasio Knows He Isn’t Loved

New York’s former mayor is running for Congress in a newly drawn district, where distaste for him is epic. He’s sure he can change that.

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NYC’s Alternate-Side Parking Ritual Is Back. Cue the Outrage.

New York City says that drivers will have to move their cars twice a week again so that dirty streets can be swept clean.

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Trump Organization Can Keep Operating Bronx Golf Course, Judge Rules

New York City lost a court battle over its attempt to cancel the Trump Organization’s contract to operate a public golf course in the Bronx after the riot at the U.S. Capitol.

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Driver of N.Y.P.D. Van Hits and Kills a Pedestrian in Brooklyn

Four arrested people were being transported in the van Thursday night when its driver struck the man in Crown Heights.

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Two Years Later, New York City’s Lessons from the Pandemic

The city was slow to react, and the vaccine rollout was flawed. Poor neighborhoods still need help. But shutdowns and mandates saved lives.

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‘It’s time to reopen our city’: N.Y.C. mayor lifts a school mask mandate and indoor vaccination rules.

Mayor Eric Adams announced the rollback of pandemic restrictions, as part of a return to normalcy for New Yorkers.

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NYC Lifts School Mask Mandate and Indoor Vaccination Rules

Mayor Eric Adams announced the rollback of pandemic restrictions, as part of a return to normalcy for New Yorkers.

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The Man Who Fought Homelessness and Won (Sort Of)

Steven Banks was the most effective social-services director in New York City history — and when he left office, there were still 45,000 people sleeping in shelters. Is that a success?

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Give the Manhattan D.A.’s Crime-Fighting Policies a Chance

Studies show public safety improves when prosecutors turn to alternatives to jailing some offenders.

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A State Budget With an Unexpected Twist: No Red Ink

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a $216.3 billion spending plan as officials projected balanced state budgets through 2027.

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Bill de Blasio Says He Won’t Run for Governor After All

Mr. de Blasio, the former New York City mayor, had signaled for months that he planned to run for governor, but he faced long odds in a crowded Democratic primary.

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A Look Inside Rikers: ‘Fight Night’ and Gang Rule, Captured on Video

Videos obtained by The New York Times reveal scenes of violence as the Department of Correction struggles to restore order in the jail system.

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Kathy Hochul’s Speech Is a Road Map to the Campaign That Lies Ahead

Gov. Kathy Hochul sought to exude decisiveness in crisis, previewing her efforts to run as the steady-hand candidate as she seeks her first full term.

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Meisha Porter Had 3 Goals as N.Y.C. Schools Chief: ‘Open. Open. Open.’

The departing New York City schools chancellor pulled off a big task in a short period of time: reopening the nation’s largest school district during a 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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As the Mayor Promised Millions for New Monuments, Old Ones Crumbled

Without dedicated funding for conservation, many of New York City’s public memorials and artworks are decaying from neglect.

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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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N.Y.C. Tries New Approach: Vaccine Mandate for Private Sector

As coronavirus cases — and breakthrough infections — surge in the city because of the Omicron variant, some employers said a sweeping new vaccine mandate was the least of their concerns.

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Why New York City May Soon Be More Walkable for Blind People

A federal judge ordered New York City to install more than 9,000 accessible pedestrian signals at city crosswalks.

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

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

Bill de Blasio: the Mayor New Yorkers Love to Hate

The frustration with Bill de Blasio seemed to be a constant, in spite of a quiet, begrudging appreciation of his policymaking.

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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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Omicron Is Spreading Fast. Can N.Y.C. Do More to Slow It Down?

Mayor Bill de Blasio says he doesn’t want to impose new government restrictions. But some health experts say more must be done.

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Adams Cancels Inauguration Gala in Latest Sign of Omicron Surge

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his successor, Eric Adams, are weighing difficult decisions as the city faces another troubling wave of coronavirus cases.

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How to Find a Coronavirus Test in New York City

City officials announced plans to open nearly two dozen additional testing sites to meet demand for testing, which has doubled in the past three weeks.

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To Open Homeless Shelters, N.Y.C. Relied on Landlord With Checkered History

Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to revamp the homeless shelter system, but some of the main players have not changed.

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New York reports a record number of coronavirus cases for one day.

On Friday, state officials reported 21,027 new cases of the virus, the highest daily total since the earliest days of the pandemic.

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Eric Adams Says He Wants to Close Rikers. It May Not Be That Simple.

The incoming mayor’s anti-crime ideas appear to conflict with a push to cut the jail population, clouding the future of plans to close the troubled complex.

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Louis Molina Expected to Lead N.Y.C. Jail System

Mr. Molina, a former N.Y.P.D. officer and Correction Department official, will be tasked with restoring order at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex.

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Keechant Sewell, a Queens Native, Comes ‘Full Circle’ to Head N.Y.P.D.

Keechant Sewell, chief of detectives in Nassau County, will become the city’s 45th police commissioner after she impressed Eric Adams with “emotional intelligence.”

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Plan to Bring More Housing to SoHo Is Set for a Vote

A contentious rezoning of the wealthy neighborhood, known for its cast-iron buildings and cobblestone streets, is expected to be approved on Wednesday.

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De Blasio Fought for 2 Years to Keep Ethics Warning Secret. Here’s Why.

Mayor Bill de Blasio was warned that he created an “appearance of coercion and improper access” by directly contacting donors who had business before the city.

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N.Y.C. Business Owners and Workers React to Vaccine Mandate

After Mayor Bill de Blasio set a mandate for all private employers, some raised questions about how the city planned to enforce it, while others said they backed the idea.

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New York City to Mandate Vaccines for Employees at Private Businesses

The mandate, set to take effect just before Mayor Bill de Blasio leaves office, will apply to workers at about 184,000 businesses. It is likely to face legal challenges.

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How Will N.Y. Religious Schools Respond to a Vaccine Mandate?

Mayor Bill de Blasio set a vaccine mandate for religious and private schools. Jewish and Catholic leaders are frustrated, and some have predicted legal challenges.

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Five Omicron Variant Cases Confirmed in New York State

“This is not a cause for major alarm,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said, adding that she was not announcing a shutdown or other drastic measures in response to the cases.

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New York City Sets Vaccine Mandate for Religious and Private School Workers

The directive, which affects 56,000 employees, may face opposition at yeshivas, because of resistance to coronavirus vaccines among some Orthodox Jews.

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New York Targets Affluent Neighborhoods in Push for Affordable Housing

Supporters say the plans help address New York’s housing crisis and help integrate the city’s neighborhoods. Opponents see more gentrification and giveaways for developers.

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Horse Carriage Ban in New York? De Blasio Wants to Try Again.

As he enters his final weeks in office, Mayor Bill de Blasio is resurrecting an old campaign promise to ban horse-drawn carriages in New York City.

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New Year’s Eve Will Return to Times Square for Vaccinated Guests

The event will return at “full strength” after pared-back festivities last year, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Attendees will have to show proof that they are fully vaccinated.

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Eric Garner’s Mother Wanted Answers for His Death. She Isn’t Satisfied.

An inquiry into the killing of Mr. Garner in 2014 ended on Friday after the testimony of a dozen witnesses. Here are five takeaways.

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What Happens if the Supreme Court Strikes Down New York’s Gun Law?

Legal experts said New York and several other states may have to rewrite laws, and officials expressed concern about the ramifications for public safety.

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N.Y. Taxi Drivers Will Receive Millions in Aid After Hunger Strike

The announcement was a victory for drivers who stopped eating to protest an earlier bailout plan they said did not go far enough.

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N.Y. Cabbies Stage Hunger Strike for More Aid: ‘We’re Not Backing Down’

After exploitative loans buried taxi drivers under crushing debt, some cabbies say the city’s $65 million rescue package does not go far enough.

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