NEW YORK – Eric Adams was still holding onto his lead Wednesday in the Democratic primary race for mayor, with Maya Wiley narrowly holding onto second place over Kathryn Garcia. The Brooklyn borough president had about 31% of the vote with roughly 84% of precincts reporting as of 8 a.m., pulling ahead of Wiley, a de Blasio administration lawyer, who had about 22% of the vote.
NEW YORK — Coronavirus infection rates fell again Saturday to new all-time lows in New York state.“ New Yorkers are getting a new lease on life as we defeat this pandemic and reopen our state’s economy for the future,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. The seven-day average test rate dropped to 0.39%, a figure that has decreased every day for more than two months now.
Eric Adams criticized for suggesting NYC teacher can remotely ‘teach 300 to 400 students’; Adams disputes claim
New York City mayoral candidate Eric Adams took some heat Saturday for suggesting that one teacher can successfully handle a virtual class of up to 400 students. The Brooklyn borough president got in trouble for waxing poetic about a single talented instructor at Bronx High School of Science or Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan who could reach hundreds of kids struggling to make the grade.
ALBANY, N.Y. — Federal investigators subpoenaed some of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aides as part of a probe into his administration’s COVID-19 nursing home policies and his pandemic-themed book, The Wall Street Journal reported. The Brooklyn U.S. attorney’s office sought documents and communications related to contracts and materials used as the governor was shopping for a publisher last summer.
The city firefighters union is throwing its support behind Council Speaker Corey Johnson in the race for comptroller. The head of the Uniformed Firefighters Association pointed to Johnson’s experience with city finances as the reason why the union believes he’s the best choice. “His thorough understanding of the city’s finances and pension system makes him the best-qualified candidate for this position,” said UFA of Greater New York president Andrew Ansbro.
ALBANY —New York lawmakers want to make it a crime to threaten someone’s immigration status. A measure slated to pass the Assembly this week would guard immigrants against the threat of deportation from employers, landlords or abusive partners who attempt to coerce or extort them. The bill, sponsored by Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages (D-Nassau County), would add deportation proceedings to a list of blackmail threats criminalized by law.
For the first time in New York City’s history, voters will rank their top choices for who’ll become the next mayor in this year’s election. A voter receives her ballot at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, Nov. 3 2020 in New York.
Amid criticism from rivals, NYC mayoral candidate Eric Adams vows to bring ‘spot-checks’ for guns, teases top pick for NYPD
Mayoral contender and Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams reiterated a plan Friday for police to conduct “spot-check” searches of bus passengers from the South to stem the flow of guns here. “Right now, we have a welcome mat with the Greyhound to bring in handguns in our city,” he said.
Poundland is moving into the convenience store sector and has ambitions to open hundreds over the next three to five years creating new jobs. The Walsall-based single price chain has identified an opportunity to open up in smaller units as satellites to its bigger stores in cities and major towns and as standalone small shops in smaller towns where there is currently no Poundland presence.
Thornbury Walkathon has been launched today.The fundraising event, organised by Thornbury Rotary Club, is taking place from Monday, May 24 to Sunday, June 6. People who wish to take part can choose any time and date that best suits them. The sponsored walk is raising money for local charities and encouraging people to have fun in a safe and active way.
Mayoral candidate Scott Stringer unveils ethics plan, claims he’s maxed out on NYC public matching funds
Mayoral contender Scott Stringer rolled out several ethics reforms he plans to bring to City Hall on Tuesday and attacked his rivals for what he views as their own ethical lapses. Stringer, who currently serves as city comptroller, said he would bar registered lobbyists from making campaign contributions, ban people with business before the city from donating to elected officials and prohibit the city from signing contracts with those found guilty of breaking campaign finance rules.
Andrew Giuliani launches GOP bid for N.Y. governor with vow to fight crime — as his dad faces heat from feds
Andrew Giuliani declared crime-fighting his “most important” political priority as he announced a long-shot Republican campaign for New York governor on Tuesday — just weeks after the FBI raided his father’s home and office on the hunt for evidence of alleged foreign agent crimes. Speaking in downtown Manhattan’s Battery Park, the 35-year-old son of ex-Mayor Rudy Giuliani took aim at Gov.
Deploying an extra 250 NYPD cops to the city’s subways won’t be enough to tamp down on the violence, New York City mayoral candidate Eric Adams said Tuesday. Adams, flanked by transit union leaders, called for an extra 500 to 600 police officers to be reassigned to the transit system to “regain the trust” of frightened riders.
State Sen. Brian Benjamin, a son of Harlem who’s running for city comptroller, has scored an endorsement from former U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, the venerable Harlem leader who retired from Congress four years ago. The nod could give Benjamin (D-Harlem) a boost among Black voters as he works to elevate his profile in the race to become the city’s top fiscal watchdog.
A spate of subway slashings early Friday morning kept public safety front and center for candidates hoping to become New York City’s next mayor — just a day after the topic dominated their first mayoral debate.The crime spree, which began around 4:30 a.m. and left three commuters slashed and another battered, comes six days after a broad-daylight shooting in Times Square rocked the city — and the contest for mayor.
A former employee of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams was working as a lobbyist for at least one company that had business before the BP’s office, almost immediately after he left his job with Adams — creating the potential for a conflict of interest.Joel Eisdorfer, who began working for Adams during his days in the state Senate and who continued working for him in Borough Hall, acted as a lobbyist for New York Capital Group LLC, where he’s worked from 2016 to 2021.
Mayoral candidate Andrew Yang went on the defensive Wednesday following harsh criticism from New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Muslim community leaders over his support for Israel’s airstrikes on Palestinians.“I mourn for every Palestinian life taken before its time as I do for every Israeli,” he said in a statement posted on Twitter.
A Delta flight was forced to return to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday night "after coming in contact with birds during takeoff," the airline said.The flight turned around after its crew reported a bird strike had cracked a windshield on the Airbus A320.In a statement to CNN, Delta Air Lines said maintenance personnel were evaluating the aircraft as the airline worked "to reaccommodate customers on an alternate aircraft to Washington D.C." Flight 2281 was originally scheduled to land at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, but due to airport restrictions, was rescheduled to land at Washington Dulles International Airport.
Brooklyn Borough President and New York City mayoral candidate Eric Adams on Thursday called for the creation of a special citywide prosecutor for illegal guns, building on a blueprint the mayoral hopeful has introduced to stem surging gun violence in New York.Adams, who has made crime prevention a central plank of his campaign, also proposed creating an interstate law enforcement force to target gun trafficking and called for improved communication on firearms between city, state and federal agencies.