GOP will seek Staten Island’s independence from NYC next legislative session

State Senator Andrew Lanza is expected to introduce a bill early in the next legislative session to formally sever Staten Island’s ties to New York City — on everything from municipal services, schools, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA),

City & Region

NYC’s school reopening deal was costly and bumbled

BY IAN KINGSBURY Back in August, leaders of unions representing teachers and principals warned that the plan to allow parents to select between blended or virtual learning would produce “staffing shortages” in many schools. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio


How a blast from the past could save NYC again

BY E.J. McMAHON Forty-five years ago this month, then-Gov. Hugh L. Carey and the state Legislature passed a landmark law, the Financial Emergency Act, designed to rescue Gotham from imminent bankruptcy. The law created the state Financial Control Board as


Langworthy endorses Nicole Malliotakis for Congress

Langworthy: “Nicole is the no-nonsense leader who will send extreme liberal Max Rose packing” New York, January 14th…New York State Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy today announced his official endorsement of Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis for Congress in NY’s 11th congressional district.

New York City

DeBlasio returns to a New York slipping towards crime and disorder

BY MICAH MORRISON New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s withdrawal from the presidential race last week is a lost opportunity. A successful de Blasio effort in the Democratic primaries—his was anything but—could have sparked a necessary national debate over signs of


New York Mayor slammed for “shameless new videos”

The New York Post’s Editorial Board is taking New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to task for videos that the Board calls “shameless” and “pushes the ethical line.” “You might think a guy facing as many official investigations as


Cuomo, de Blasio meet like mobsters

Gherardo Guarducci and Dimitri Pauli are the proprietors of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s regular hang out, Casa Lever, located at 540 Park Avenue on the Upper Eastside. The Northern Italian fare is served in a crowded 162 seat venue, where Cuomo