Tag: Lander, Brad

NYC Spends Millions on Mental Health Street Teams. Do They Work?

New York City has poured tens of millions of dollars into a program to treat severely mentally ill people on the streets and in the subways for nearly a decade without ensuring that it was operating effectively, according to an audit made public on Wednesday by the city comptroller. The program, known as intensive mobile […]

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New York’s Migrant Crisis: 600 Days of Chaos, Fury, and Mistakes

Nearly 70,000 migrants crammed into hundreds of emergency shelters. People sleeping on floors, or huddled on sidewalks in the December cold. Families packed into giant tents at the edge of the city, miles from schools or services. And New York City is spending hundreds of millions of dollars a month to care for them all. […]

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New York’s Era of Overspending Ends With a Shudder

After years of heady spending, the budget cuts announced by Mayor Eric Adams last week hit New York City like a punch to the gut: Most libraries would be closed on Sundays. The expansion of the city’s signature prekindergarten program would be delayed. So would efforts to improve New York’s notoriously dirty streets and keep […]

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New York Has Issued 14 New Food Cart Permits. 10,000 Vendors Want Them.

Elsayed Elgammal, who runs a cart called Mando Halal Food, has a loyal clientele that lines up for his signature chicken and rice dish. But after more than two decades on the same corner in Long Island City, Queens, he still doesn’t own his business. He pays about $20,000 every two years to rent a […]

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Was New York City Unprepared to Handle Last Week’s Extreme Rainfall?

Six days after the remnants of Tropical Storm Ophelia paralyzed New York City, trapping children in flooded schools and halting swaths of subway and railroad service, the city’s preparation for the storm and its response are facing scrutiny. The city comptroller, Brad Lander, told Mayor Eric Adams on Wednesday that he was launching an investigation […]

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Mayor Adams’s Ability to Freely Spend Money on Migrants May Be Curtailed

As the migrant situation worsens in New York City, Mayor Eric Adams is in danger of forfeiting his ability to quickly spend hundreds of millions of dollars on the crisis using his emergency powers. The city comptroller, Brad Lander, has warned the city that he may curtail the city’s power to enter emergency contracts — […]

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Fox Sued by New York City Pension Funds Over Election Falsehoods

New York City’s pension funds sued the Fox Corporation and its board on Tuesday, accusing the company of neglecting its duty to shareholders by opening itself up to defamation lawsuits from the persistent broadcasting of falsehoods about the 2020 presidential election. The lawsuit, filed in the Delaware Court of Chancery, is the most significant shareholder […]

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