NYC politician sues woman who accused him of sexual assault
A veteran New York City politician filed a defamation lawsuit Monday against a woman who accused him of sexual misconduct, claiming the decades-old allegation was false and derailed his campaign for mayor. Former state Assembly member and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer says in his lawsuit filed in state court in Manhattan that Jean Kim "smeared Mr. Stringer’s integrity and reputation" in April 2021 when she accused him of groping her without consent some 20 years earlier. At the time Kim made her accusation, Stringer was among the leaders in the crowded field seeking the Democratic nomination to succeed then-Mayor Bill de Blasio.news.yahoo.com
The Left Had Been Rising in NYC—Is Eric Adams About To Knock It Down?
Timothy A Clary/GettyNew York has not seen a Democratic primary for mayor this volatile and wide open in decades and, if the polls hold, the city’s next mayor could well be a former cop and Republican who’s poised to push back against the rising left and who’s dabbled in racial demagoguery in the race’s closing days.Eight years ago, Bill de Blasio emerged from a crowded field to lock down the race with weeks to go, dominating his opponents in the polls during the campaign’s final days. Once a lonews.yahoo.com
Crime leads voter concerns as NYC mayoral primary approaches
Fear of crime is back as a political issue in New York City. The violence is still well short of the historic highs of the 1990s, or even in the New York of the early 2000s. “No one is coming to New York, in our multibillion-dollar tourism industry, if you have 3-year-old children shot in Times Square,” Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said at a recent debate, referring to a May 8 shooting in which a 4-year-old girl and two adult women were wounded by stray bullets.news.yahoo.com
NYC mayoral race heats up with 6 weeks to go before primary
With less than six weeks to go, the Democratic primary that may decide the next mayor of New York City has reached a new stage of unpredictability. Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang is clinging to front-runner status while City Comptroller Scott Stringer fights off a sexual misconduct allegation. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, a former police officer and founder of a law enforcement reform group, has seen his standing rise amid concern over a spike in shootings during the coronavirus pandemic — including gunfire that injured three bystanders in Times Square.news.yahoo.com