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Mayor Adams Pledges to Listen to Flatbush Ave Residents on Bus Lanes

This comes as the city plans to implement bus-only lanes all across one of Brooklyn’s busiest streets. Mayor Eric Adams carefully chose his words as he made clear he would be listening to “everyone involved” when it came to expanding proposed bus lanes along the entirety of Flatbush Ave at the weekly presser in City […]

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Interview: Mayor Adams on East Village migrant crisis, Washington Square drug scene, e-bikes, outdoor dining, closing Rikers Island

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | We asked. The mayor answered. The Village Sun recently had a virtual interview with Mayor Adams as part of his ongoing series of weekly Q&A’s with different members of the city’s ethnic and community media. The Zoom lasted around 25 minutes, during which we were able to ask a handful […]

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Fight like hell, Mayor Adams

Opinion editorial By Post Editorial Board Published Dec. 25, 2023, 10:07 a.m. ET Speaker Adrienne Adams poked Mayor Adams in the eye last week, passing Public Advocate Jumaane Williams’ bills to ban solitary confinement and bury cops under massive amounts of unnecessary paperwork. Matthew McDermott Speaker Adrienne Adams and the City Council poked Mayor Adams […]

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City Council

NY City Council votes to ban solitary confinement at Rikers Island and city jails – NBC New York | #citycouncil

Over the objections of Mayor Eric Adams, New York City lawmakers passed legislation Wednesday meant to ban solitary confinement in the city’s jails. The bill that was overwhelmingly approved allows jails to isolate inmates who pose an immediate risk of violence to others or themselves in “de-escalation” units for a maximum of four hours. Those […]

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FBI probe shows there’s much potential for corruption in Mayor Adams’ circle

There’s no good time for a mayor to be enveloped in a haze of corruption, but there couldn’t be a worse time for New York for this mayor to be surrounded in scandal. Mayor Adams and his tight claque of cronies have more discretionary power over the city’s spending than any administration in recent history, just as […]

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Adams headed for showdown with City Council over closing Rikers Island | #citycouncil

Adams headed for showdown with City Council over closing Rikers Island – CBS New York Watch CBS News Supporters rallied to demand Adams comply with the 2027 deadline to close Rikers. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Click Here For This […]

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City Council move to ban solitary would be a disaster | #citycouncil

City Council progressives are moving to ban solitary confinement at Rikers and other city jails — guaranteeing more violence, chaos and suffering. Worse, the move has supermajority backing, so would likely survive a mayoral veto.  The council hearing on the issue (and rallies around it) invoked all the usual claims that solitary is purely a […]

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