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Melissa Mark-Viverito (Credit: Getty Images)

Speaker Mark-Viverito: Rent Freeze Is Needed For Struggling NYC Tenants

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on Monday called on the Rent Guidelines Board to approve a rent freeze for New York City residents with rent-regulated apartments.

06/16/2014

Melissa Mark-Viverito on Jan. 8, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Melissa Mark-Viverito Elected NYC Council Speaker

Mayor Bill de Blasio ally Melissa Mark-Viverito has been elected as New York City council speaker.

01/08/2014

Bill de Blasio attends a press conference outside the United Nations headquarters on Sept. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio, Other City Leaders Promise Immigration Reform

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that he is committed to immigration reform, regardless of whether the laws change in Washington.

10/23/2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)/Bill de Blasio (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

De Blasio: Quinn’s Legal Filing To Implement Stop-And-Frisk Reforms Is ‘Desperate’

In filing papers against the city’s push to continue the stop-and-frisk program during an appeal of a riling against it, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn might have painted herself as a target.

09/03/2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)/Bill de Blasio (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Quinn Slams De Blasio Over Report About Meeting With ‘Slumlord’

City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn attacked rival Bill de Blasio on Sunday, after a newspaper report claimed he met with a “slumlord” on Staten Island.

09/01/2013

Christine Quinn, Joe Lhota

New York Times Backs Quinn, Lhota For Mayoral Primaries

The New York Times on Saturday endorsed City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and former MTA Chairman Joe Lhota as the Democratic and Republican choices, respectively, to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

08/24/2013

Ahmed Khalifa has sold coffee in downtown Brooklyn for 16 years. (credit: CBS 2)

Quinn, Markowitz Step In On Behalf Of Coffee Vendor Fighting With DOT

A downtown Brooklyn coffee vendor has been in a David-vs.-Goliath battle with the city Department of Transportation, but some powerful officials have decided to step in on his behalf.

08/20/2013

NYC Condoms

Reports: Quinn Calls For Better Free City-Sponsored Condoms

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said this week that she wants to improve the quality of the free condoms that are given out to New Yorkers, according to published reports.

08/17/2013

G Train (credit: CBS 2)

Quinn, Councilmen: Give Commuters Other Options During G Train Repairs

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn was among the lawmakers Saturday who called on the Metropolitan Transit Authority to make up for the loss of G Train service between Brooklyn and Queens.

08/17/2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (file/credit: CBS 2)

Quinn: Court-Ordered Changes To Stop-And-Frisk Should Start Now

City officials have filed notice to appeal the ruling against the NYPD stop-and-frisk policy, but City Council Speaker Christine Quinn wants court-mandated changes to go ahead regardless.

08/17/2013

Gun Buyback Announcement

Gun Buyback Programs Planned For All Of City’s 5 Boroughs

On the heels of at least four shootings this weekend, 10 gun buyback programs will take place over 12 months in all five boroughs of New York City.

07/28/2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (file/credit: CBS 2)

Mixed Reaction To Quinn’s Demand For Nutrition Rules For Restaurant Kids’ Meals

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn opposed Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on 16-ounce sodas, but now, she herself has called for a ban on unhealthy food for children.

07/02/2013

Revelers cheer on the marchers during the 251st annual St. Patrick's Day Parade March 17, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Crowds Hit Fifth Avenue For St. Patrick’s Day Parade

One of the great New York City traditions, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, headed up Fifth Avenue Saturday.

03/16/2013

City Hall in Lower Manhattan (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

NYC Bill Would Increase Penalties For Crimes During State Of Emergency

New York City officials want to beef up the punishment for people who break the law during city emergencies.

01/28/2013

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (file/Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Quinn Slams List Of New York City Gun Owners Published By Gawker

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn gave a big thumbs down to the Web site Gawker, after the site posted a searchable list of licensed gun owners in New York City.

01/09/2013

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