Joe Borelli

About the Author

Joe Borelli is the minority leader of the New York City Council.

The Archive

NYC Mayor Adams is sticking us with the hefty migrant crisis bill

Mayor Eric Adams and those elected officials who demanded more and more migrant spending are now suggesting we all suffer the same cuts. 

Democrats seeing sense on the border crisis, welcome to the (Grand Old) Party!

President Joe Biden is waiving 26 federal laws to construct a new border wall in south Texas.

Florida's solving its real-estate crunch — New York should pay attention

The same old housing tricks haven’t worked in the Empire State for decades. Perhaps more New York politicians need to take a Florida vacation.

Bad policy, more than bad landlords, snowballs NYC's housing crunch

Ask any woke politician worth his weight what the biggest crisis facing New York City is, and the answer will almost inevitably be the lack of affordable housing. And though...

NYC's looming, self-inflicted housing-affordability crisis -- thanks to the climate zealots

Let’s make sure the voices of the climate-change cultists aren’t the only ones Eric Adams hears. Affordability is the first crisis he must resolve.

Zeldin can win NY's governor race — you just need to turn up and vote

On Tuesday, march to your poll site or drive before they start charging $23 for the privilege, and do your duty in a once-in-a-lifetime election in which every vote will...

Mayor Adams finally calls out Biden for border fiasco — and he has to help fix it

A welcome change: Eric Adams, a leading Dem figure and mayor of the country’s most important city, called out the disastrous border policy — and by proxy, the president who...

Gov. Hochul and the Manhattan-toll-pushing crowd couldn't care less about outer-borough workers

Congestion pricing is the most punishing tax on workaday New Yorkers in generations.

Driving us crazy: Limousine liberals won't be hit by congestion pricing — but middle-class New Yorkers will

Millions of New Yorkers are on the brink of paying hundreds or thousands more each year for the mere privilege of traveling from one side of their city to the...

How much more proof do we need that NY's justice system is a sham before Dems wake up?

City Councilman Joe Borelli questions why NYPD officers such as Dennis Vargas keep getting shot by criminals springing from jail thanks to the Democrats’ bail laws.

An astonishing turnaround in New Yorkers’ concerns is bad news for Democrats

Headline after headline, day after day, week after week, New Yorkers are tired of hearing stories about our rising crime problem. They are sick of feeling unsafe, and they are...

London proved congestion pricing is a disaster -- but NYC is pushing it along anyway

Congestion pricing, the great white whale that transportation activists have been chasing for decades, is coming to New York City.

New Yorkers can thank Dems’ catastrophic climate policy for skyrocketing energy bills

If you listen to Con Ed, the spike in your bill is a direct consequence of the rising cost of acquiring natural gas, due to its global supply and demand.

NY redistricting shows Dems don’t care about voter rights, only consolidating power

Make no mistake: Eliminating Republican competition for elective office was always the Democratic Party’s endgame.

City commission outlines smart, fair property-tax reform — now state must act

A state law capping the yearly increase at 2% does not apply to New York City, which is why, in part, our levy has increased about 75% in a decade.

City Council’s non-citizen voting plan shows the far-left’s contempt for New York's electorate

Four years ago, newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron made a triumphant return to New York City, where he had courted votes from French expatriates nearly a year earlier. “Reviens!...

Save our city: Fix a property-tax system everyone knows is broken

They say the first step is admitting you have a problem. We waited nearly two years for the New York City Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform to release a...