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Map shows NYC public schools without any certified arts teacher, according to NYC Department of Education, U.S. Census Bureau. (credit: Google Maps via NYC Comptroller's Office)

City To Hire More Than 100 Full-Time Art Teachers Following Comptroller Study

The announcement was made at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. It was accompanied by music from a middle school orchestra.

07/01/2014

An alternate side of the street parking sign is seen in New York City on March 31, 2014. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

City Council Discusses Bill Giving Drivers Alternate-Side Parking Break

The City Council discussed a bill Monday that will allow drivers to return to parking spaces as soon as street sweepers pass through.

06/30/2014

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New York City Council Approves Plan For Municipal ID Cards

Lawmakers have agreed to create New York City identification cards residents could get regardless of their immigration statuses. The measure would add the nation’s biggest city to a growing roster of cities that have them.

06/26/2014

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NYC City Council Committee Holds Hearing On Working Conditions For Reality TV Production

Committee Chair Daneek Miller says non-union reality shows produced in the city are not treating their workers fairly.

06/25/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

State Lawmakers Give OK To 25 MPH Speed Limit For New York City

The state Assembly approved the city’s request late Thursday and the Senate followed suit early Friday morning as the Legislature worked to adjourn their six-month session.

06/20/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

City Council’s Speed Limit Bill May Be Stopped In Its Tracks

State Sen. Dean Skelos said the City Council’s measure to lower the speed limit to 25 mph might not come to the Senate floor for a vote.

06/19/2014

Avonte Oquendo: New Video

Rally Held Outside City Council Hearing On Audible Alarms Bill Dubbed ‘Avonte’s Law’

The bill is named for Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old autistic boy from Queens who walked out his school in Long Island City last October.

06/12/2014

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Advocates Call For Ban On Use Of Condoms As Evidence In Prostitution Cases

Advocates for sex workers, runaway teens and transgender persons have urged New York City officials to ban the use of condoms as evidence in prostitution-related crimes.

06/09/2014

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Elected Officials, Others Call For Change To NYC’s 911 System

Accusations of major delays in the city’s 911 emergency response system was the subject of a rally and two City Council hearings on Friday.

05/30/2014

A carriage horse near Central Park. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)/A ferret on a leash. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Some Horse Carriage Advocates Upset Over Proposal To Lift Ban On Ferrets In NYC

The city’s Department of Health is considering overturning the ban on ferrets after advances in vaccines have made ownership safer.

05/29/2014

A pedestrian crosses a street on Broadway at one of the deadliest intersections in Manhattan on February 18, 2014. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Council To Vote On Traffic Safety Legislation

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said the council will vote on 17 bills and resolutions that complement Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” plan.

05/29/2014

Avonte Oquendo: New Video

Parents, Councilmen Advocate Plan To Keep Kids From Running Out Of School

The City Council on Wednesday discussed a proposal to keep children from walking away from their schools unnoticed.

05/28/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

City Council Set To Approve Traffic Safety Measures Under Vision Zero Initiative

The council is ready to pass 17 bills and resolutions related to the mayor’s Vision Zero plan.

05/28/2014

Prosecutors said this is the heroin recovered following the arrest of two men in Conn. (credit: Drug Enforcement Agency)

Special Narcotics Prosecutor Addresses Heroin Epidemic At City Council Hearing

The city’s special narcotics prosecutor, Bridget Brennan, told a City Council hearing Tuesday that the amount of heroin sold by New York City-based drug traffickers is skyrocketing.

05/20/2014

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Mayor De Blasio Unveils $73.9 Billion Budget

Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his first executive budget Thursday, a $73.9 billion proposal in line with his reflexively liberal vision of greater government involvement for the less fortunate.

05/08/2014

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