Corey Johnson Drops Out, Shaking Up the Mayor’s Race

The pandemic and the George Floyd protests have altered the 2021 contest, and new candidates are emerging.

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Corey Johnson Drops Out of 2021 Race for N.Y.C. Mayor

Mr. Johnson, the City Council speaker, was one of the front-runners to succeed Mayor Bill de Blasio, but the recent rigors of his job had worn on him.

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N.Y.C. Mayor Election: Do Voters Want Another White Mayor?

The Black Lives Matter protests and a pandemic may have shifted the political dynamic in favor of progressive candidates of color.

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N.Y.C.’s Budget and a Cut to N.Y.P.D. Funding, Explained

A city government reporter for The Times explains New York’s grim fiscal reality, and the moves meant to placate calls to defund the police.

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$1 Billion Is Shifted From N.Y.P.D. in a Budget That Pleases No One

“We can’t allow folks from outside our community to lecture us about Black lives,” said a City Council member, opposing the police cuts.

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$1 Billion Is Shifted From NYPD in a Budget That Pleases No One

“We can’t allow folks from outside our community to lecture us about Black lives,” said a City Council member, opposing the police cuts.

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Why the $6 Billion N.Y.P.D. Is Now a Target of ‘Defund the Police’

The New York police have taken on a vast purview beyond crime fighting, from schools to mental health. Now officials are rethinking that.

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Mayor de Blasio, Don’t Make New York’s Budget Crisis Worse

Borrowing $7 billion without smart spending cuts will leave the city in a yearslong fiscal bind.

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Streets Should Be Car-Free During Lockdown. And After.

Cholera changed the face of Paris. Will Covid-19 change the streets of New York?

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Does Andrew Yang Want to Be New York’s Post-Coronavirus Mayor?

The ex-presidential candidate has boosted his profile, giving money to Bronx residents and starting a podcast and an antidiscrimination campaign.

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New York Streets Are Nearly Empty, but Speeding Tickets Have Doubled

As the pandemic drastically reduces traffic, some drivers are taking advantage of open streets to speed and drag race.

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Coronavirus Decimates N.Y.C. Taxi Industry: ‘The Worst It’s Ever Been’

Drivers have contended with Uber and inflated medallion prices. Now the pandemic has caused rides to plummet by two-thirds or more.

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