Mayor Adams calls subway killing NYers’ ‘worst nightmare’ as he promises action

Mayor Adams calls subway killing NYers’ ‘worst nightmare’ as he promises action

Mayor Eric Adams declared Monday that it’s his “responsibility to keep New Yorkers safe” as he acknowledged the broad daylight murder Sunday morning of a Brooklyn man riding a Q train across the Manhattan Bridge was every Big Apple resident’s “worst nightmare.” Adams reacted to the harrowing incident during an unrelated press conference, when he … Read more

NY affordable housing program set to lapse as Big Apple rents soar

NY affordable housing program set to lapse as Big Apple rents soar

Progressives are on the verge of killing one of the Big Apple’s biggest and most controversial affordable housing programs, potentially nixing the construction of thousands of new rent-stabilized apartments as rents soar across the city. Efforts to extend or overhaul the 421-a program have stalled in Albany amid fierce opposition from lefties and ineffective pushback … Read more

NYC jails still ‘potentially life-threatening’ despite Adams’ headway

NYC jails still ‘potentially life-threatening’ despite Adams’ headway

The conditions in the troubled city jail systems are still “severe and potentially life-threatening” despite Mayor Eric Adams’ effort to make progress at the facilities during the first few months in office, a new federal monitor reform report says. The 30-page blueprint for reform was ordered up by Chief Judge Laura Taylor Swain last month … Read more

NYC Mayor Eric Adams lobbied over school control in Albany

NYC Mayor Eric Adams lobbied over school control in Albany

Mayor Eric Adams and top deputies met one on one with some Albany lawmakers Tuesday, lobbying for an extension of mayoral control of the city’s school system – although “no consensus” was reached on a final plan. Adams took the train up early to make scheduled meetings with top education committee chairs – Assemblyman Michael … Read more

NYC COVID Alert Level Hits High as Hospitalization Rate Tops Key Metric – NBC New York

NYC COVID Alert Level Hits High as Hospitalization Rate Tops Key Metric – NBC New York

New York City raised its COVID alert level to high on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after warning of the possibility, as a fifth pandemic wave fueled by the most contagious COVID subvariants yet tighten their grip on the metro area and the nation. The five boroughs had been in a “medium” COVID alert state … Read more

Judges fail to back Adams’ drive to curb big crime on NYC subways

Judges fail to back Adams’ drive to curb big crime on NYC subways

The sun still rises in the east, and, equally as shocking, quality-of-life policing in the subways still works, now that we’re trying it again. Mayor Eric Adams’ push to prevent big crime in the subways by stopping small crime yielded several quality arrests last week — but these “successes” point up a failure: The arrestees … Read more

Eric Adams ‘very concerned’ about SCOTUS ruling that could lift NY open carry ban

Eric Adams ‘very concerned’ about SCOTUS ruling that could lift NY open carry ban

Mayor Eric Adams is “very concerned” about the possible reversal of a state ban prohibiting New Yorkers from openly carrying loaded firearms on city streets, especially as the Big Apple has been struggling to combat a surge in gun violence. “This is a significant issue for our city: it is the right to carry. After … Read more

Eric Adams vows dyslexia screenings for NYC public schools

Eric Adams vows dyslexia screenings for NYC public schools

Big Apple public school students will soon be evaluated for risk of dyslexia as part of a broader effort to boost resources for children with the learning disability, Mayor Eric Adams vowed Thursday. “We are going to have the largest, most comprehensive approach to supporting students with dyslexia in the country,” Adams — who has … Read more

Rat sightings arise as New Yorkers emerge from pandemic

Rat sightings arise as New Yorkers emerge from pandemic

They crawled to the surface as the coronavirus pandemic roiled New York City, scurrying out of subterranean nests into the open air, feasting on a smorgasbord of scraps in streets, parks and mounds of curbside garbage. As diners shunned the indoors for outdoor dining, so did the city’s rats. Now city data suggests that sightings … Read more

Mayor Eric Adams calls on New Yorkers to fight crime

Mayor Eric Adams calls on New Yorkers to fight crime

These are lightly edited remarks Mayor Eric Adams made Monday night at the Association for a Better New York’s 17th Annual Spirit of ABNY Celebration. I’m just so concerned about America. It’s not only New York. I don’t know what has happened to us as a country. And it just bothers me so much that … Read more