Few city departments will emerge unscathed after Adams’ ax falls. He plans to slash $32 million from the city’s sanitation department as well as $74 million from the FDNY and $547 million from the Department of Education.
Hizzoner is also getting rid of a number of street garbage cans in the outer boroughs, while 34 popular cultural institutions — including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Natural History — will see their funding cut as the city’s Cultural Institutions Group budget will be chopped by nearly $6 million.
Migrant costs will also be sliced by a fifth — in part, by letting go of staff and cutting services.
There will also be hiring freezes at the law department, education department, aging department, health department and parks department, among others.
“To balance the budget as the law requires, every city agency dug into their own budget to find savings, with minimal disruption to services,” the mayor said in a statement.
“And while we pulled it off this time, make no mistake: Migrant costs are going up, tax revenue growth is slowing, and COVID stimulus funding is drying up.”
Regardless, Adams’ plan has been pilloried by people like Patrick Hendry, president of the Police Benevolent Association.
“This is truly a disaster for every New Yorker who cares about safe streets,” he told The Post last week. “Cops are already stretched to our breaking point, and these cuts will return us to staffing levels we haven’t seen since the crime epidemic of the ’80s and ’90s. We cannot go back there.”
In the video, Cardi B also lashed out at the federal government, berating President Biden for funding foreign wars in Ukraine and Israel while New York is struggling.
How is there $100 million budget cut in New York City for f—ing schools, library, police safety and sanitation, yet Joe Biden is talking about, ‘Yeah, we can fund two wars’?” she said.
“We can’t fund these wars, we can barely f—ing fund this country.”