Nia Prater

Staff Writer, Intelligencer

Nia Prater is an Intelligencer staff writer who covers New York politics.

  1. politics
    John Fetterman Really, Really Wants Menendez to ResignThe Pennsylvania senator has continued to call out his New Jersey colleague.
  2. politics
    Trump Might Lose Trump Tower After Scathing Court RulingA judge found Trump and his two eldest sons liable for widespread business fraud, which could lead to the dissolution of his New York businesses.
  3. politics
    Menendez Keeps Bleeding Support From Top DemocratsBob Menendez entered a not guilty plea in federal court Wednesday as top Senate leaders are now calling for his resignation.
  4. politics
    The 5 Most Jaw-Dropping Allegations in the Bob Menendez IndictmentMenendez has already rescinded his position as Senate Foreign Relations chair amid allegations that he took gold bars and wads of cash as bribes.
  5. politics
    McCormick Runs for Senate in PA, State He Sometimes VisitsThe former hedge-fund CEO is challenging Democratic senator Bob Casey after losing to Dr. Oz in a primary last year.
  6. crime
    Columbia Finally Issues an Apology to the Victims of Robert HaddenSurvivors of the predator doctor are not satisfied with the university’s mea culpa.
  7. politics
    Joe Biden and Eric Adams Don’t Seem to Be on Speaking TermsThe president met with Governor Hochul during his trip to New York this week — but not his mayoral antagonist.
  8. politics
    Rudy Giuliani Is Getting Sued by His Own Lawyer NowRobert Costello alleges that Giuliani has paid him and his firm only $214,000 for years of legal work.
  9. politics
    So Is Abortion Legal Now in Wisconsin?Planned Parenthood is offering abortions after a favorable state-court ruling, but the matter isn’t settled yet.
  10. crime
    How Authorities Caught Danelo Cavalcante: UpdatesA police dog and a heat-detecting drone helped capture the fugitive, who escaped from prison two weeks ago.
  11. politics
    Adams Weirdly Says Migrant Crisis Will ‘Destroy New York City’During a town hall meeting on the Upper West Side Wednesday night, the mayor said he doesn’t “see an ending” to the problem.
  12. politics
    It Sure Looks Like George Santos Is Cooperating With the FedsCongressman George Santos, a known fabulist, denies that he is discussing a potential plea deal with federal prosecutors despite speculation.
  13. liveblog
    Burning Man Freed From MudThe roads to and from the massive desert festival reopened on Monday, and the gridlocked exodus began.
  14. politics
    It Turns Out Trump Probably Didn’t Get $2.2 Billion Richer in 2014In a new court filing, Attorney General Letitia James alleges that the former president fraudulently inflated his wealth ten years in a row.
  15. weather
    Photos: Hurricane Idalia Makes Landfall in Florida As Category 3 StormIdalia brought “catastrophic” storm surges to the Sunshine State, and now it’s heading north into Georgia and the Carolinas.
  16. trump georgia indictment
    All the Mug Shots of Donald Trump and His Alleged Co-ConspiratorsDonald Trump finally got his money shot, along with 18 co-defendants. Here are all the photos released by Georgia’s Fulton County Jail so far.
  17. early and often
    The Case(s) Against Donald TrumpIt’s hard to keep track, so we made a guide.
  18. politics
    What We Know About the Death of Eric DupreyDuprey was killed after an NYPD sergeant struck him with a cooler, which caused him to fall off of his motorbike. His death was ruled a homicide.
  19. politics
    DeSantis Booed and Heckled at Vigil for Jacksonville VictimsThe Florida governor was not warmly received by a crowd mourning the racist shooting in Jacksonville over the weekend.
  20. politics
    Oliver Anthony Didn’t Love His Song Being Played at the GOP DebateIn a video, the “Rich Men North of Richmond” singer criticized politicians of all stripes for embracing his viral hit.
  21. politics
    Hochul to Feds: The Migrant Crisis Is Your ProblemThe governor has sent President Biden a letter asking for additional funds and requesting expedited work authorizations for asylum seekers.
  22. politics
    Poll: New Yorkers Aren’t Thrilled With Anyone or AnythingA Siena College poll found that a majority of voters see the migrant crisis as a serious problem and give leaders low marks for their handling of it.
  23. hurricane hilary
    Southern California Inspects Damage As Hilary Finally Sweeps ThroughFloods and broken rainfall records are left behind by Tropical Storm Hilary.
  24. politics
    Trump Supporter Charged With Threatening to Kill Trump’s Trial JudgeJudge Tanya Chutkan received a racist death threat from a Texas woman in the days after the ex-president amped up his rhetoric.
  25. politics
    George Santos Fundraiser Is Charged With Impersonating a McCarthy AideSamuel Miele is facing charges of wire fraud and identity theft.
  26. politics
    Trump’s Georgia Charges Were Accidentally Posted, Including RICOWhile Fani Willis keeps the nation waiting for the indictment, the Fulton County court might have let the secret out.
  27. politics
    McCormick Still Wants to Be Pennsylvania Senator, Still Doesn’t Live ThereThe former hedge-fund CEO who lost a GOP primary to Dr. Oz is mulling a challenge to Senator Bob Casey — from his main residence in Connecticut.
  28. politics
    Merrick Garland Changes His Mind and Appoints a Special Counsel for Hunter BidenThe former top prosecutor will take on the new role as the president’s son moves toward a criminal trial.
  29. crime
    What We Know About the Killing of O’Shae SibleyA 17-year-old suspect has been taken into custody and is facing charges of second-degree murder and committing a hate crime.
  30. politics
    Jack Smith Wants to Put Trump on Trial Before the ElectionThe special counsel is seeking a January 2, 2024 trial start date. Trump’s team will undoubtedly try to push things way back.
  31. politics
    Trump Is Going After Fani Willis Before He Even Gets IndictedTrump’s campaign is airing an attack ad against the Georgia prosecutor ahead of next week’s probable charges.
  32. politics
    Rikers Island Is Going on TrialPromised reforms have failed. Dozens have died. Now the city may be forced to hand over the jail to the Feds.
  33. gilgo beach murders
    Judge Orders Heuermann to Provide DNA Sample: UpdatesHeuermann’s lawyer had claimed prosecutors did not have probable cause to compel a sample.
  34. dun-dun
    Rockaway Beach Closed After the First Shark Attack in 70 YearsA 65-year-old woman is in serious condition after a shark bit her leg Monday evening. The beach was closed the following day as a precaution.
  35. politics
    New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver Dies at 71Oliver was hospitalized Monday while she was serving as acting governor when Governor Phil Murphy was out of the country.
  36. local
    Asylum Seekers Are Sleeping on Buses Outside the Roosevelt HotelAn intake center at the Roosevelt Hotel reached capacity, forcing asylum seekers to take shelter in buses over the weekend.
  37. heat wave
    ConEd to New Yorkers: Ease Up on the ACThe utility company is urging residents to limit electricity usage during peak hours to conserve energy and prevent potential power outages.
  38. local
    Crane Catches Fire, Collapses Into Manhattan SkyscraperAt least six people were injured in the Hell’s Kitchen accident on Wednesday morning.
  39. politics
    What Just Happened With Hunter Biden’s Plea Deal?A planned plea agreement for Hunter Biden nearly fell apart in court after questions were raised about the scope of the deal.
  40. politics
    Can Last-Ditch Lawsuits Kill Congestion Pricing in New York?New Jersey’s governor and Staten Island’s borough president are trying to derail implementation, but they face long odds.
  41. politics
    Who Is Edward Caban, the New NYPD Commissioner?He has been a member of the department since 1991 and will be the first Latino commissioner in NYPD history.
  42. politics
    New York Dems Might Be Able to Draw Republicans Out of a JobAn appellate court ordered the state’s congressional map be redrawn once again. But the legal battle isn’t over.
  43. health
    FDA Approves First Over-the-Counter Birth-Control PillOpill is expected to be available both online and in popular retail stores starting in early 2024.
  44. politics
    The Congressman Who Edited His Wikipedia Page Too MuchRepresentative Mike Lawler’s personal account was blocked after making a series of changes to his own entry, which the website advises against.
  45. local
    New York Is Getting Serious About Busting Gray-Market Weed ShopsOne of Manhattan’s biggest dispensaries was raided after allegedly selling products without a license.
  46. politics
    Democrats Have a Chance to Undo New York’s Unfriendly Congressional MapA state court case is arguing that last year’s tumultuous redistricting process should be redone and that a new House map be drawn for 2024.
  47. money
    Bank of America Ordered to Pay $150 Million in Fines for Fraudulent ChargesThe bank was found to have charged consumers duplicate overdraft fees and withheld promised sign-up bonuses, among other offenses.
  48. extreme weather
    Vermont Hit With Disastrous Rainfall as Storms Strike the Northeast: UpdatesMontpelier, the state’s capital city, was still underwater on Tuesday morning.
  49. politics
    The Marine Corps Is Leaderless Because a Senator Is Mad About AbortionTommy Tuberville continues to block all Department of Defense nominees over a policy that covers servicemembers’ travel expenses for abortions.
  50. politics
    6 Indicted in Scheme to Help Elect Eric AdamsOne of the defendants is reportedly friendly with Adams, but the mayor himself is not implicated.
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