Mayor Eric Adams said he will maintain vital services even while asking many New York City agencies make tough choices and leave positions vacant. The mayor did walk back some of the toughest cuts his administration was considering, including millions that was on the chopping block for libraries.
But some cuts to libraries remain on the table, which may lead to reduced weekend service. The belt tightening impacts every city agency, the mayor insists from the FDNY, to NYPD, to Parks, to Schools.
Make the Road New York, which advocates for working class folks, especially people of color and immigrants, said the mayor cannot blame asylum seekers for blowing a huge hole in the budget, without boosting support for education and health care.