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Good News for Guy Who Clapped Giuliani on the Back

Charges dropped, as long as he stays out of trouble for 6 months

(Newser) - Update: The man charged with assault after he was seen on a video slapping the back of former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani accepted a deal Wednesday to have the charges dismissed. According to the Richmond County district attorney's office, the case has been adjourned in contemplation of dismissal,...

NYC Mayor: We May Put Migrants on Cruise Ships

Eric Adams suggests the idea as more flood into city

(Newser) - As New York City scrambles to handle a deluge of migrants bused in from the southern border, Mayor Eric Adams has raised a controversial idea—putting them on cruise ships. "We're examining everything, from the legality of using any type of cruise ship for temporary housing," Adams...

NYC's Nuke Prep PSA Has People Asking 'Why?'

'Better safe than sorry,' Mayor Adams told reporters

(Newser) - "Don't ask me how or why. Just know that the big one has hit." So says the narrator of a recent PSA about nuclear preparedness from NYC Emergency Management. Per CBS News, the 90-second video opens on an empty street with damaged, computer-generated skyscrapers in the background....

Cops: Ex-Boyfriend Killed Young Mom Pushing Stroller

NYPD says Isaac Argro is also father of baby who was in stroller when Azsia Johnson, 20, was shot

(Newser) - Update: Police have a suspect in custody after a 20-year-old mother pushing a stroller near a New York City playground was fatally shot at point-blank range. Per NBC News , 22-year-old Isaac Argro has been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon following the Wednesday killing of the woman,...

NYC Mayor: Official Residence Is Haunted

Eric Adams says he sees things moving 'all the time'

(Newser) - New York City Mayor Eric Adams is afraid of ghosts. Questioned Tuesday about why he doesn't live in the mayor's official residence—the 223-year-old Gracie Mansion—Adams denied that the place was too cool for him. "I don't care what anyone says, there are ghosts in...

New York's Mayor Tests Positive
Eric Adams
Tests Positive 

Eric Adams Tests Positive

With New York City's coronavirus cases increasing, mayor plans to work remotely

(Newser) - New York City Mayor Eric Adams tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, his 100th day in office, a spokesperson said. The first-term Democrat woke up with a raspy voice and took a PCR test that came back positive, spokesperson Fabien Levy said in a statement. Earlier in the day, Levy...

Cops: Subway Attacker Smeared Feces on Woman
NYPD Arrests Suspect
in Subway Poop Attack
UPDATED

NYPD Arrests Suspect in Subway Poop Attack

Frank Abrokwa is accused of smearing feces on stranger in Bronx station

(Newser) - Update: Police say they've arrested a man suspected of smearing human feces in the face of a woman in the New York City subway. Frank Abrokwa, 37, arrested Monday, is now charged with forcible touching, menacing, disorderly conduct, and harassment, WNYW reports. He was apparently a stranger to the...

NYC Mayor Apologizes for 'Crackers' Remark

Eric Adams used term to discuss white NYPD cops at a 2019 campaign event

(Newser) - The current mayor of New York City regrets calling white NYPD officers "crackers" shortly before he launched his campaign, in remarks heard in a recently resurfaced 2019 video, Politico reports. "Every day in the police department, I kicked those crackers' a--," Adams said in the video, receiving...

Mayor's Brother Sees Salary Cut From $210K to $1

Eric Adams' appointment of Bernard runs into city ethics trouble

(Newser) - For a while there, it looked like Eric Adams' election as mayor of New York City was going to result in a $210,000 payday for brother Bernard . But a city review board that looked into the matter has ruled that Bernard can receive only a token $1 salary, reports...

Man Who Killed Rookie NYPD Cop Dies of His Injuries

Jason Rivera, 22, killed while responding to domestic incident; another officer critically hurt

(Newser) - Update: The man who shot and killed an NYPD officer Friday has died. The suspect, Lashawn McNeil, was shot during the incident by one of the three NYPD officers who responded to a domestic violence call in Harlem, and McNeil died of his injuries Monday, the AP reports. The third...

Woman Killed In Unprovoked Shove In Front of Subway

NYC attack took place in Times Square on Saturday

(Newser) - A woman catching the subway at New York City's Times Square on Saturday was pushed in front of an oncoming train and killed, per NBC News . Authorities called the attack random and said the suspect initially fled before turning himself into police a short time later. The 40-year-old victim,...

NYC's New Mayor Makes Controversial Hirings

Eric Adams appoints brother to plum NYPD position, Phil Banks III as deputy mayor for public safety

(Newser) - New York City's new mayor, Eric Adams, is getting right to work—and right to raising eyebrows, specifically with two new appointments. Getting the most buzz on Friday was the reveal by the New York Post that Adams has appointed his younger brother, Bernard Adams, to be a deputy...

Adams Takes Subway on First Day as Mayor
New Mayor Takes
Subway, Calls 911

New Mayor Takes Subway, Calls 911

Eric Adams lists agenda for first days as New York's chief executive

(Newser) - Eric Adams says the theme of his first 100 days in office as mayor of New York City will be "Get Stuff Done." He got to work Saturday, taking the subway to City Hall—without a security detail, WABC reports. Along the way, Adams chatted with passengers and...

Andy Cohen's Live Message to Bill de Blasio: 'Sayonara, Sucker!'

TV personality went on live NYE rant about outgoing NYC mayor during CNN broadcast

(Newser) - Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper did tequila shots while toasting Betty White during their New Year's Eve broadcast on CNN, but the liquor may have gone a bit to Cohen's head. Minutes after the ball dropped in Times Square, ushering in 2022, Eric Adams was sworn in as...

NYC Gears Up for 'Responsible Event for the World to See'

Only 15K in-person spectators, masked and vaccinated, will be allowed at NYE in Times Square

(Newser) - New York City readied on Friday to embrace the new year—and bid good riddance to another pandemic-marred 12 months—as it prepared to revive its annual New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square. It did so as an uneasy nation tried to muster optimism that the worst days...

New York Postpones Inauguration Ceremony

Mayor-elect Eric Adams says he doesn't need a ceremony anyway

(Newser) - Eric Adams will become mayor of New York City on Jan. 1, but he'll take office without the usual trappings of the day. The city's inauguration ceremony "will be postponed to a later date in order to prioritize the health of all who were planning to attend,...

New Mayor Picks Next Police Boss for New York

Keechant Sewell, first woman in the job, will face jump in crime, department issues

(Newser) - For the first time, New York City will have a woman as police commissioner. Keechant Sewell, the current chief of detectives in Nassau County, will be in charge of the largest police department in the nation, the New York Times reports. In a statement, Mayor-elect Eric Adams called Sewell, 49,...

New Mayor Could Keep or Scrap NYC's Strict Vaccine Mandate

Mayor-elect hasn't said which way he'll go

(Newser) - New York City is getting one of the nation's toughest vaccine mandates —but will it survive into 2022? Eric Adams will be sworn in as mayor Jan. 1, and he's not saying whether he'll keep the mandate or not, the New York Times reports. All private...

2 Politicians Ask to Get Their Paychecks in Bitcoin

At least a payment or three, for Eric Adams and Francis Suarez

(Newser) - Update: The mayor-elect for New York City wants to be paid in Bitcoin. Democrat Eric Adams has requested his first three checks be paid in the world's largest cryptocurrency once he takes over the mayoral post in January, the BBC reports. Adams' request was a move to outdo that...

Voting Twist Makes It Tricky to Forecast NYC Race
A Different Voting System
Gets a High-Profile Test
the rundown

A Different Voting System Gets a High-Profile Test

Ranked-choice being used in New York City's mayoral race Tuesday

(Newser) - It's Election Day in New York City. More precisely, Tuesday is the Democratic primary in the mayoral race, and the winner is all but assured to become the city's next mayor in November's general election. The race has an interesting twist: The city is using ranked-choice voting...

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