Mayor Adams Cuts Education, Libraries, Police Budgets, Among Others

BROOKLYN COLLEGE–Mayor Eric Adams announced impending budget cuts for various New York City services on Nov. 16 that would only accelerate and expand if the federal government does not provide the city with the necessary funds to address its growing migrant crisis.

While every city agency received notice in September that their budgets would decrease by at least five percent, some will suffer more than expected, as shown in the latest update.

The Education Department, in particular, must cut $1 billion from its budget over the next two years, potentially forcing the city to eliminate some of its 37,000 vacant slots in its universal pre-K program. Additionally, the city’s “Summer Rising” program, which provides summer recreational activities, will significantly scale back its middle school services, impacting around 30,000 middle schoolers.