Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and several City Council members on Wednesday excoriated officials from Mayor Eric Adams’ administration saying that they failed to adequately respond to smoke from Canadian wildfires that engulfed the five boroughs last month.
A cadre of City Council members on Tuesday introduced several measures aimed at reducing the Rikers Island jail population from where it currently stands at just below 6,000 to 3,300 in order to close the troubled facility by the mandated 2027 deadline.
Feb. 15, 2023 By Ethan Stark-Miller & Aliya Schneider Call it a “pledge” too far. The City Council’s Progressive Caucus shrank by 15 members last week – and the faction’s pledge to make cuts to the NYPD wasn’t the only reason for the massive defection. The caucus’ leaders called for its members to sign on… Read more »