With Billions of Dollars at Stake, a Critical Race Vies for Attention

Candidates to be New York City’s next chief financial officer are straining for attention from the public during a crucial moment.

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New York Is Getting $22 Billion in Federal Aid. How Should It Be Spent?

Business leaders warn the mayor that an influx of aid could be squandered on short-term programs that won’t help the unemployed.

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How Weeksville, a Center of Black History, Fought to Survive

A slice of Brooklyn that was home to one of the largest free Black communities in pre-Civil War America sought the promise of steady financial help from the city.

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How a Surprise Candidate Has Shaken Up a Key New York City Election

The late entry of the City Council speaker, Corey Johnson, inserted tension, money and name recognition into the comptroller’s race. The winner will guide New York’s post-pandemic economic recovery.

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It May Soon Be Easier to Sue the N.Y.P.D. for Misconduct

A year after nationwide protests against police brutality, the City Council passed a bill limiting qualified immunity, a longstanding legal protection officers had against lawsuits.

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Corey Johnson Exited the N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race. Will He Run for Comptroller?

Mr. Johnson, the New York City Council speaker, said he expected to decide in the next two weeks whether to run to be the city’s fiscal watchdog.

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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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