Scott Stringer

Scott Stringer holds a news conference outside the Farragut Houses in Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn, on Dec. 17, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Comptroller Scott Stringer Blasts NYCHA For Squandering Funding Opportunities

Comptroller Scott Stringer announced that an audit by his office found mismanagement and bureaucratic paralysis caused NYCHA to miss out on nearly $700 million in revenue and savings.

12/17/2014

Eric Garner (credit: CBS2)

Defense Lawyers March In Brooklyn To Protest Police Killings

Scores of defense attorneys in New York City and elsewhere protested the criminal justice system’s handling of police killings of unarmed black men by participating in marches and die-ins Wednesday.

12/17/2014

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer on Tuesday, Dec. 16. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Comptroller Stringer Discusses Possibility Of City Settling With Garner Family

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer on Tuesday discussed the possibility of settling a planned $75 million lawsuit by the family of Eric Garner.

12/16/2014

Students use computers in a classroom. (credit: CBS2)

Audit: NYC School Computers Going Unused Or Missing

More than 1,800 computers and nearly 400 laptops and tablets are missing or unused at New York City schools, according to a new audit by the city comptroller.

12/02/2014

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (R) arrives with New York State governor Andrew Cuomo (L) at a campaign event to support Cuomo's reelection October 30, 2014 in New York City. Citizens go to the polls next Tuesday, November 4. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Bill Clinton Stumps For Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Bill Clinton is throwing his political weight behind New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for re-election.

10/30/2014

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Comptroller: Health Department Not Doing Enough To Fight Rat Problem

Scott Stringer’s report says the number of complaints to the city’s 311 hotline and online went from 22,300 in fiscal year 2012 to 24,586 the next year — a 10.3 percent jump.

10/12/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Prosecutor: NYC Might Face Legal Action Over Rikers Violence Stats

A federal prosecutor said Monday he was troubled by a news report that New York City officials provided incomplete statistics on violence at problem-plagued Rikers Island jail and warned he may take legal action to force meaningful reforms.

09/22/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio visits Inner Force Early Childhood Learning Center at 1181 East New York Avenue on September 4, 2014 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Theodore Parisienne-Pool/Getty Images)

De Blasio Promises Better ‘Foundation’ With Pre-K As NYC Public School Students Head Back To Class

Mayor Bill de Blasio greeted streams of prekindergarten students Thursday on the first day of his ambitious expansion of early childhood education.

09/04/2014

A prekindergarten class (file/credit: Getty Images)

Last Day Of Preparations For NYC Pre-K Rollout

Officials getting ready for a massive expansion in the city’s prekindergarten enrollment were spending the last day before school starts finishing inspections of every single facility.

09/03/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a news conference to discuss the city's prekindergarten program Aug. 28, 2014, in Brooklyn. (credit: Rob Bennett/Mayoral Photography Office)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Downplays Comptroller’s Prekindergarten Concerns, Says Sites Being Vetted

Mayor Bill de Blasio insisted Thursday that universal prekindergarten sites set to open next week are being thoroughly vetted for safety.

08/28/2014

A prekindergarten class (file/credit: Getty Images)

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer: Some Prekindergarten Sites May Be Unsafe

Stringer says the mayor’s office is far behind schedule in submitting contracts with pre-K providers for review by the comptroller’s office.

08/27/2014

FILE -- A woman leans on a tree at Central Park. (credit: Getty Images)

City Comptroller Blasts Parks Department Over Tree Maintenance

Comptroller Scott Stringer says contractors hired to care for the urban greenery have pruned trees that didn’t need it and neglected those that required attention.

08/17/2014

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

Financial Control Board Gives NYC’s Finances A Thumbs-Up

A state board said Tuesday that it believes New York City’s finances are in good shape.

07/29/2014

Classroom (file/credit: clipart.com)

Stringer: DOE Failed To Address Overcrowding In City Schools

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer says one-third of city schools were overcrowded in 2012 and the Department of Education failed to address the problem effectively.

07/09/2014

Members Of The 'Central Park 5' (credit: Andrea Grymes/CBS 2)

‘Central Park 5′ Speak Out About $40 Million Settlement

They spent six to 13 years in jail, but their convictions were tossed out in 2002 after Matias Reyes, an incarcerated serial rapist and murderer, confessed to the attack.

06/27/2014

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