‘Painful’ cuts: What Mayor Adams’ budget reductions mean for police, trash pickups and other services you rely on

Mayor Eric Adams’ unveiled the first round of long-anticipated across-the-board budget cuts on Thursday, with the “painful” spending reductions impacting NYPD recruitment, Sanitation Department (DSNY) initiatives, migrant services and Sunday hours at the city’s public libraries.

The cuts came in the mayor’s annual November Financial Plan, a required update to the city budget for the current fiscal year that passed the City Council in June. The 5% cuts to every city agency will together yield $3.7 billion in savings over the current fiscal year and the next, according to the mayor’s office.