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Cuomo hitting up key unions as he lays the groundwork for potential NYC mayoral run

Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo has quietly been reaching out to politically influential labor leaders, a move being seen by many as a clear sign the disgraced governor’s plans to engineer…

NYC Mayor Adams not on board with City Council limiting powers to appoint agency heads

A City Council proposal that would require New York City’s mayor to secure Council approval for top government appointments got little love Tuesday from Mayor Adams, who said he disagrees…

NYC can’t handle public art

The moment the Dublin Portal, a live outdoor video feed linking Ireland and NYC, was announced on May 8, you could hear the collective shout of eight million New Yorkers:…

Adams walks back timeline on shuttering unlicensed NYC pot shops

Mayor Adams has for months assured New Yorkers he’d shut down every unlicensed weed shop in New York within 30 days of being granted expanded enforcement powers by the state. But…

Amid crime fears, NYC sees surge in gun permit applications

Amid ongoing fear of crime, more than 13,300 New Yorkers applied for licenses to carry guns in the city last year, a near-double increase compared to 2022 — and the…

NYC head of hate crimes prevention unit fired, plans to file discrimination claim

The director of Mayor Adams’ hate crimes prevention unit was fired from his post last week without being given a reason for his dismissal — and is now planning to…

Opening statements underway at Trump’s NYC hush-money trial: Live updates

Donald Trump returned Monday to the Manhattan criminal courthouse on Monday, where his historic hush money trial proceeded with opening statements and the prosecution’s first witness. The former president had…

NYC squatters get the OK sign with no bail for the Queens thug who sublet rooms during his takeover

New York City’s squatter nightmare continues: Brian Rodriguez, the repeat-offending thug who squatted in a Queens woman’s house and had the audacity to try and sublet rooms in it during…

vacant storefronts continue to plague NYC

Empty storefronts on Broadway; could they be the future for many businesses after Covid-19 crisis abates? (Photo by Todd Maisel) Sign up for our amNewYork email newsletter to get news,…

NYC Council passes bills beefing up penalties for illegal e-bike battery sales

The City Council passed legislation on Wednesday that beefs up penalties for sales of uncertified e-bike batteries, including by authorizing the padlocking of stores caught repeatedly hawking the illegal devices.…