NYC Hospitals Ban Filming Of Reality TV Shows In Emergency RoomsA letter signed by 33 members of the City Council members was sent to area hospitals after a patient died at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and his widow was stunned to later see his death on a reality TV show.
New York City Ban On Styrofoam Products Takes EffectAs of midnight, Styrofoam products such as trays, cups, plates, clamshell containers and packing peanuts are banned at food service establishments, stores and manufacturers across the five boroughs.
No Cars Allowed In Central Park Above 72nd Street As Vehicle Ban Goes Into EffectMayor Bill de Blasio announced the vehicle ban earlier in June.
Sen. Schumer Makes Last-Ditch Effort To Ban Powdered AlcoholSen. Charles Schumer said the highly concentrated powdered alcohol is targeted to kids and teens, and it could hit store shelves in the next few weeks.
Westchester County Lawmakers Ban Indoor Use Of Electronic CigarettesLawmakers approved legislation on Monday, which expands the county's smoking ban to include e-cigarettes and other vaping devices.
Proposed Bill Would Ban Import, Sale Of 5 Endangered African Species In NYState Sen. Tony Avella was joined Wednesday by animal rights advocates on the steps of City Hall to announce the bill, which covers elephants, leopards, lions, black rhinoceroses and white rhinoceroses native to Africa.
Connecticut Reconsiders Ban On Smoking In Cars With KidsConnecticut lawmakers are again considering a bill that would prevent people from smoking in a motor vehicle when there's a young child inside.
East Hampton Considers Ban On Helicopters During Peak Times This SummerTens of thousands of complaints have poured in to the town board
Bill To Make Chokeholds Illegal Gains Support In City Council Despite De Blasio's Veto ThreatAs Mayor Bill de Blasio tries to heal the rift with police, he may find himself up against the City Council.
Manhattan Assemblywoman Wants To Make Cat Declawing IllegalManhattan Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal has introduced a bill to ban cat declawing in New York, calling it cruel.
Some City Council Members Have Doubts About Pushing Police Reform BillsThe New York City Council has been determined to reform the NYPD, but the murder of two officers last month -- and the shooting of two more this week -- have created deep divisions about how to do it.
Sources To CBS2: Mayor de Blasio To Lift Ban On Cellphones In NYC SchoolsMayor Bill de Blasio is planning to lift a ban on cellphones in New York City public schools, sources told CBS2 Tuesday evening.

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