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A group of activists and Corona residents gathered along the outer wall of the Willets Point construction site, where Phase 1 of the city’s development project is underway, to voice their opposition to the potential building of a soccer stadium in the area this past Sunday.

Though Mayor Adams’ office told the Chronicle that no agreement has been made for a stadium — which would permanently house the New York City Football Club — at this point, state lobbying records show that the team’s owners, the City Football Group, have pitched the stadium to numerous area stakeholders, including Adams and Councilman Francisco Moya (D-Corona) [see separate story].


Some parent activists are willing to sacrifice smaller class sizes to keep accelerated and specialized programs, and they protested a bill that would mandate the former last Friday.

Around two dozen people, including parent leaders from Districts 25, 26 and 28, gathered outside state Sen. John Liu’s Bayside office in near-100 degree heat to protest the bill, which was introduced along with the mayoral control extension at the end of May, and called on Gov. Hochul to veto it.

Joined by members of District Council 37, the Hotel Trades Council, 32BJ SEIU, Local 372 and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union,…

Mayor Adams said the administration is “excited about the energy” it is receiving from Albany lawmakers in whose hands the future of school control lies.

“It’s imperative that we get help from Albany,” Adams said at a press conference on Monday at City Hall alongside schools Chancellor David Banks, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations and the Service Employees International Union.


Donning a pink and navy-stripped crewneck and a button with a clothes hanger crossed out by a red-slash “no” symbol, Forest Hills resident Dia…

Mayor Adams’ March 24 announcement that New York City-based athletes and performers are now exempt from Covid-19 vaccine requirements elicited…