Kathryn Garcia is a hair behind Eric Adams earlier than the absentees, and her marketing campaign on Monday launched a memo outlining what they see as a powerful path to leap into the lead primarily based on the geographic distribution of excellent ballots. All three main candidates are reserving the best to problem leads to court docket, after Maya Wiley joined Adams and Garcia in filing the necessary paperwork forward of a Friday deadline.
Metropolis Council Member Mark Levine is all however sure to win the Manhattan borough president’s race, after his main rival Brad Hoylman conceded on Sunday. The ranked-choice rely expanded Levine’s election evening lead.
Different races remain too close to call, however there’s been a notable shift on Staten Island: Republican Metropolis Council Member Steve Matteo has taken the tiniest of leads over Vito Fossella, reversing the previous congressman’s election evening lead in his Trump-backed comeback bid. By tiny, we imply 25 votes, so this one may clearly nonetheless go both approach.
Will probably be a nail-biter in Queens, the place incumbent Democratic Borough President Donovan Richards comes out at 51 percent within the ranked-choice rely over challenger Elizabeth Crowley. Antonio Reynoso in Brooklyn and Vanessa Gibson in the Bronx keep extra substantial leads going into the absentee rely.
WHERE’S ANDREW? No public schedule.
WHERE’S BILL? Kicking off the Summer time Rising program, holding a media availability, and talking at opening evening for Shakespeare within the Park.
“Bragg’s opponent concedes in primary for Manhattan DA,” by The Related Press’ Michael R. Sisak: “Alvin Bragg, a former prime deputy to New York’s legal professional normal, was poised to develop into Manhattan’s first Black district legal professional and to take over the investigation of former President Donald Trump after his closest opponent conceded within the Democratic major. The candidate trailing him by a number of thousand votes within the race, former federal prosecutor Tali Farhadian Weinstein, stated in a press release Friday that after a number of days of absentee votes being counted, ‘it’s clear we can’t overcome the vote margin.’ … ‘This has been a protracted journey that began in Harlem,’ Bragg stated in a press release, referring to the Manhattan neighborhood the place he grew up. ‘And right this moment, that 15-year outdated boy who was stopped quite a few occasions at gunpoint by the police is the Democratic nominee to be Manhattan District Legal professional.’”
Elections board staffer resigns in wake of counting snafu, by POLITICO’s Joe Anuta: A Board of Elections staffer has resigned within the wake of Tuesday’s botched major outcomes. Gladys Fernandez — a BOE employees analyst assigned to the digital voting division in Queens — put in her papers after the borough workplace didn’t catch 135,000 take a look at ballots that had been erroneously included within the official major outcomes Tuesday, in accordance with two sources with data of the exit and board information. Payroll knowledge from the Empire Heart signifies Fernandez has been employed by the BOE since no less than 2008 and final 12 months pulled in a wage of greater than $105,000.
— “New York City Board of Elections Needs an Overhaul, Top Lawmakers Say,” by Wall Avenue Journal’s Jimmy Vielkind: “Key members of the New York state Legislature promised hearings that would pave the way in which for modifications on the New York Metropolis Board of Elections after its employees launched inaccurate data final week concerning the Democratic mayoral major.”
“NYC temporary morgue lingers, a reminder of pandemic’s pain,” by The Related Press’ Jennifer Peltz: “On a sun-soaked morning final month, a dozen mourners gathered by a freshly dug grave to bury 4 individuals who had been forged into limbo as New York Metropolis contended with COVID-19. Every was amongst tons of of individuals whose our bodies have lingered in a short lived morgue that was arrange on the top of the town’s coronavirus disaster final 12 months and the place about 200 our bodies stay, not all of them virus victims. The fenced-off momentary morgue on a pier in an industrial a part of Brooklyn is out of sight and thoughts for a lot of as the town celebrates its pandemic progress by dropping restrictions and even setting off fireworks. However the facility — which the town plans to shut by the tip of the summer time — stands as a reminder of the loss, upheaval and wrenching decisions the virus inflicted in one in every of its deadliest U.S. hotspots.”
— “COVID Vaccination Tourists Flock From Colombia to New York to Get Their Shot at Safety,” by The Metropolis’s Christopher Alvarez
“Subway Trips Canceled Over Staff Shortages Soar to a Pandemic High,” by The Metropolis’s Jose Martinez: “Straphangers suffered via greater than 10,600 canceled subway journeys in June attributable to a scarcity of prepare crews, in accordance with inside MTA information obtained by THE CITY. New York Metropolis Transit hadn’t scrapped that many journeys in a month attributable to an absence of prepare operators or conductors for the reason that early days of the pandemic, in March 2020, when greater than 12,000 runs had been eradicated as worker sickness charges spiked and ridership plummeted. On the prime of the heap had been the A and the No. 1. The interior knowledge reveals that the A line misplaced practically 950 journeys final month attributable to crew shortages. Dispatchers on the No. 1 needed to scratch greater than 850 runs.”
“Party all night? NYC agency floats nightlife district plan,” by The Related Press: “The town that by no means sleeps may stay as much as its identify below a New York Metropolis company’s proposal for 24-hour leisure districts the place revelers can occasion all evening. The town’s Workplace of Nightlife is recommending that officers determine areas with low residential density ‘the place a restricted 24-hour program may be examined.’ The advice is contained in a 160-page report issued this month by the nightlife workplace. ‘Cities all over the world are increasing the way in which establishments and companies can function at evening, as limitations on closing hours have pushed late evening exercise to unlicensed venues, generally coming into battle with residential makes use of,’ the report says.”
“After unexpected admissions, new questions about Cuomo leak inquiry,” by Instances Union’s Chris Bragg: “At a state ethics fee assembly final week, Commissioner Jim Yates made a rare disclosure: In 2019, Yates had been a witness to an obvious crime involving data that was illegally leaked to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. On Jan. 29, 2019, the Joint Fee on Public Ethics had voted behind closed doorways on whether or not to launch an investigation focusing on Joseph Percoco, a former prime aide to Cuomo. Final week, for the primary time, Yates disclosed that inside an hour of the 2019 vote, the governor by some means turned conscious of Yates’s confidential vote — and was not happy. ‘It got here to my consideration that the governor was complaining about my vote at that assembly,’ Yates stated final Tuesday, throughout an everyday public session of the ethics panel. ‘Clearly, if the governor proper after the assembly knew concerning the vote, that implies that the vote and the manager session had by some means or different been leaked to the governor.’ It is a misdemeanor crime to leak details about JCOPE’s confidential deliberations. Yates reported the leak to the state inspector normal’s workplace.”
“NY lawmaker proposes income limit after Gov. Cuomo’s $5M COVID book deal,” by New York Put up’s Carl Campanile: “Apparently outraged by Gov. Andrew Cuomo getting paid $5.1 million to publish his coronavirus memoir amid the pandemic, a robust New York elected official has launched a measure that will restrict the surface earnings of state elected officers. The proposed legislation, drafted by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan), would restrict exterior earnings earned by statewide workplace holders and legislators to fifteen % of their public wage. Cuomo’s e-book contract is the topic of a number of investigations over claims he used authorities assets to assist publish it and that he undercounted coronavirus nursing residence deaths to assist promote it. Nursing residence advocates have known as the $5 million advance ‘blood cash’ made off the backs of family members who died from COVID.”
RACE FOR THE OTHER PLACE: “The Zeldin Deep Dive,” by Instances Union’s Josh Solomon: “Zeldin, in his first 12 months, voted towards the Marriage Equality Act, which legalized same-sex marriage. ‘It’s my perception that marriage needs to be outlined as between a person and a lady,’ Zeldin stated in 2011. ‘As of tonight, in New York, that definition has modified. This laws can have a profound influence on the lives of all New Yorkers.’ In his interview with the Instances Union, Zeldin stated that his view then was extra about being uncomfortable with the concept that a state senator may change the definition of marriage. He stated now that the Supreme Court docket has dominated on it, ‘it’s a wholly totally different actuality than it was a decade in the past.’”
“COVID positivity rate in N.Y. ticks up slightly amid continued concern about Delta variant,” by New York Every day Information’ Chris Sommerfeldt: “New York’s coronavirus positivity charge has ticked up barely over the previous few weeks, well being officers reported Monday amid heightened concern concerning the extremely contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 taking maintain within the state. Based on knowledge from the State Division of Well being, 0.76% of coronavirus assessments administered Sunday got here again optimistic. That’s the best such charge in no less than a month and comes as some native officers are troubled by the Delta variant accounting for a disproportionate variety of COVID-19 instances.”
#UpstateAmerica: The closed border didn’t cease Ontario man Oliver Collins from visiting his Buffalo girlfriend over the vacation weekend, though the workaround took him nearly 24 hours by prepare, airplane and bus.
Trump rails against ‘prosecutorial misconduct’ during Florida rally, by POLITICO’s Matt Dixon: Donald Trump took his revenge tour to his new home-state of Florida Saturday evening however had a contemporary goal: the indictments towards the Trump Group. Trump held his rally — the second since he left workplace … two days after prosecutors unsealed an indictment alleging Trump Group and its chief monetary officer didn’t report or pay taxes on $1.7 million in fringe advantages and different perks. Trump tore into the indictments in entrance of 1000’s of cheering followers at a fairgrounds in Sarasota, casting the allegations as a politically-motivated prosecution towards him, his household and enterprise. “You didn’t pay taxes on the automobile, or firm house … or training to your grandchildren,” Trump stated of the allegations going through the Trump Group and its longtime CFO Allen Weisselberg. “They indict individuals for that, however homicide and promoting huge quantity of the worst medication on the planet that kill individuals left and proper, and that’s alright?”
— The Rochester Police Division confirmed Friday it has accomplished its inside investigation into the loss of life of Daniel Prude.
— The Toronto Blue Jays have received municipal and provincial approval to return residence from Buffalo and are actually looking for permission from the Canadian authorities.
— Cashless tolling has began on the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge.
— A invoice awaiting Cuomo’s signature would require a decide to consider the “best interest” of a pet earlier than awarding custody to both aspect in a divorce.
— Former NYPD Chief of Division is making more than $430,000 a year from each his NYPD pension and wage for a brand new publish as an adviser to the mayor.
— Safety guards at privately managed homeless shelters are getting pay raises below the brand new metropolis funds.
— A brand new legislation prohibiting quick meals employees from being fired with out simply trigger has taken effect.
— The New York Public Library will have nearly all its branches reopened right this moment, together with the Rose Principal Studying Room on the major library on forty second Avenue.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: former President George W. Bush is 75 … Ron Fournier … CBS’ John Dickerson … ACLU’s Gabriela Meléndez Olivera … Josh Elliott … Jill Zuckman … Zachary Karabell … (was Monday): NYT’s David Sanger … Michael LaRosa … Laura Peavey of the Home Monetary Providers GOP … Walt Cronkite of FTI Consulting … ABC’s Alisa Wiersema … NBC’s Julie Shapiro … Qualcomm’s Angela Baker … former Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) … Brennan Chamberlin … Kelley Merwin … Alex Kinney … Steve Rattner of Willett Advisors …
… (was Sunday): Michael Milken … Geraldo Rivera … Jane Lauder … Ryan Williams of Focused Victory … Matt Katz … WSJ’s Natalie Andrews and Viveca Novak … Sunshine Sachs’ Taylor Friedman … WNYC’s Frank Donatelli … Travis Considine … former Rep. Dan Maffei (D-N.Y.) … Al Madrigal turned 5-0 … Tyler Cheney … Sasha Graffagna … (was Saturday): Rick Powell, president of the household workplace of Hamdi Ulukaya … AFP’s Shaun Tandon … POLITICO’s Heidi Vogt … CNN’s Lindy Royce-Bartlett … Lally Weymouth … James Lightbourne … Maya Serkin … Andrew Peek … Gloria Allred … (was Friday): Larry David
WEEKEND WEDDING — Laura Alesci, group inventive director for Vice Media Group, on Thursday bought married to Jon Siani, architect and designer for Gensler. The couple wed at one in every of their favourite native eating places, Colonia Verde in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, with an after occasion at Romans in Fort Greene with extra meals and dancing. They met on Bumble. Pic
“Controversial Battery Park City Monument To Essential Workers Will Be Moved, State Says,” by Gothamist’s Sophia Chang: “The $3 million monument devoted to important employees that Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed for Battery Park Metropolis’s Rockefeller Park will probably be situated in a unique website after native residents protested over the lack of park house and bodily blocked bulldozers. George Tsunis, the chairman of the Battery Park Metropolis Authority, state public profit company, instructed residents at a gathering within the park Friday ‘this website goes to vary, it should be a brand new website,’ in a video posted on Instagram.”
“As City Rushes To Move Shelter Residents Out Of Hotels, One Man Vows To Stay Put,” by WNYC’s Gwynne Hogan: “The town started a long-anticipated and controversial push to relocate homeless adults again into group shelters final week, after residents had lived for greater than a 12 months in inns all through the COVID-19 pandemic. However on the 4 Factors Sheraton Lodge throughout from Penn Station in Manhattan, no less than one man vowed to remain put. ‘They didn’t inform me the place I used to be going,’ stated Anthony Campbell, 51, reached over the telephone in his resort room as shelter employees there warned him he could possibly be arrested for trespassing. ‘Ten minutes was all they gave me for preparation. I don’t know the place I’m going but.’ Campbell, who’d entered the shelters system when his sister died of COVID final spring, had organized with about two dozen different residents housed on the Sheraton to remain of their resort rooms regardless of the town’s vacate order, although he’d misplaced contact with them… However by Friday afternoon, Campbell had given up the struggle, not desirous to threat arrest. He made his option to a downtown group shelter, however wasn’t positive if he’d keep the evening.”
“Manhattan is not only back, it’s surging to pre-COVID levels,” by New York Put up’s Mary Ok. Jacob: “There should be one thing within the air — as a result of the Large Apple is again. Manhattan house closings surged within the second quarter, with exercise not solely returning to pre-COVID-19 ranges however in some instances surpassing it. Luxurious closings, specifically, noticed an explosion — bringing the typical resale value up 21% from simply the prior quarter to its second-highest stage ever, in accordance with the most recent Brown Harris Stevens market report. On ‘Billionaires Row,’ there have been 4 resale closings, with a median value of $53.4 million on the infamous 220 Central Park South residential constructing alone.”