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Eric Adams Accused of Decades-Old Sexual Assault

Filing was made just before Adult Survivors Act expires

(Newser) - Add another high-profile name to the list of men who are being accused of sexual assault in the waning hours of the Adult Survivors Act: New York City Mayor Eric Adams. The act grants adult survivors of sexual abuse one year to sue their abusers in New York state regardless...

Amid NYC Mayor Controversy, an Old Name Surfaces

Sources say a NYC mayoral run is not out of the question for Andrew Cuomo

(Newser) - Andrew Cuomo resigned in disgrace amid a number of scandals after a decade as governor of New York, but two years later, he's apparently considering a comeback. Not as governor, but as mayor of New York City, according to eight sources who spoke to Politico . NYC's current mayor,...

Here's Why the FBI Seized NYC Mayor's Phones

Sources say federal authorities are looking into Eric Adams' text messages with Turkey, FDNY

(Newser) - Sources tell media outlets including CBS New York and ABC 7 New York that federal authorities who stopped New York City Mayor Eric Adams on the street and seized his mobile devices last week are interested in alleged text messages between Adams, a Turkish government official, and then-FDNY Commissioner Daniel...

FBI Stops New York Mayor on Street, Takes His Phones

Eric Adams' 2021 campaign is under investigation

(Newser) - After raiding New York City Mayor Eric Adams' home last week, the FBI has seized his electronic devices, apparently as part of a corruption investigation. Agents stopped Adams on the street, the New York Times reports, asked his security team to move away from him. The agents then climbed into...

FBI Investigates Alleged Illegal Donations to NYC Mayor

Investigation centers on alleged ties between Eric Adams' 2021 campaign and Turkey

(Newser) - The home of New York City Mayor Eric Adams' chief fundraiser was raided Thursday as part of a public corruption probe seeking to determine whether the mayor's 2021 election campaign conspired with Turkey's government to receive illegal foreign donations, according to the New York Times . A search warrant...

Home of Fundraiser for NYC Mayor Is Raided

Eric Adams quickly returns to New York City

(Newser) - Federal agents on Thursday raided the home of a top fundraiser and longtime confidante to New York City Mayor Eric Adams, who promptly ditched a planned White House meeting and flew home from Washington. Agents searched the home of Brianna Suggs in Brooklyn, a law enforcement official told the AP...

NYT Raises Doubts About Photo Kept by Mayor

Eric Adams says he's carried picture of fallen officer in wallet; report suggests it was doctored to look old

(Newser) - As political controversies go, it's a strange one. The New York Times is calling into question Mayor Eric Adams' claim of carrying around a weathered picture of a friend, a New York City cop who was slain in the line of duty in 1987. Adams publicly talked about the...

NYC Mayor, AOC at Odds Over Subway Killing
DA Announces Charge
in Subway Killing

DA Announces Charge in Subway Killing

Marine veteran to face count of second-degree manslaughter

(Newser) - Daniel Penny, the Marine veteran who placed a New York City subway passenger in a chokehold, will be charged with second-degree manslaughter, the Manhattan district attorney's office announced Thursday. A spokesperson for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said officials expect arraignment to take place Friday, ABC News reports. The...

NYC Will Pay Up to $170K for 'Somewhat Bloodthirsty' Rat Czar
NYC Mayor: 'The Rats
Are Going to Hate Kathy'

NYC Mayor: 'The Rats Are Going to Hate Kathy'

Kathleen Corradi promises 'no more dirty curbs'

(Newser) - New York City officially has a rat czar. Kathleen Corradi was named Wednesday as the city's first-ever director of rodent mitigation—a well-paying gig. Corradi, who previously served as the Queens director of space planning in the city's education department, will earn $155,000 per year, Mayor Eric...

'Bling Bishop' Is Facing Serious Federal Charges

Lamor Whitehead is accused of swindling a parishioner and other fraud charges

(Newser) - Over the summer, a Brooklyn bishop made unwanted headlines because he was robbed during a live-streamed service of an estimated $1 million in jewelry. Now Lamor Whitehead is making more unwanted headlines—federal prosecutors charged him with multiple offenses, including swindling a parishioner and extorting a local businessman. Whitehead, known...

Rat-Hating NYC Mayor Fined Over Rats at His Property

Eric Adams appeared before his own employee to contest $330 fine

(Newser) - New York City Mayor Eric Adams is a well-known hater of rats. In October, amid rising complaints about rats, the city announced plans to push back the time residents are allowed to put out their garbage bins on trash night in an effort to deter the rodents; just days ago,...

NYC Declares Emergency as Migrants Pour In

Mayor seeks federal and state help to house arrivals being bused from Texas

(Newser) - With migrants from Latin America needing shelter and health care arriving by the busload, Mayor Eric Adams declared a state of emergency for New York City on Friday, calling the situation a humanitarian crisis. The mayor said at least 17,000 people seeking asylum have been bused in from other...

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

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...

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