Mayor Bill de Blasio ally Melissa Mark-Viverito has been elected as New York City council speaker.
The City Council welcomed 21 new members at the swearing in ceremony Wednesday. One of the youngest members of the council is 25-year-old Ritchie Torres of the Bronx.
The New York City Council approved legislation Thursday to ban the use of electronic cigarettes from indoor public spaces where smoking is already prohibited.
The City Council will consider a proposal to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public places such as restaurants and parks.
The New York City Commission on Human Rights is investigating anti-theft practices at Macy’s following multiple claims of racial profiling.
The bill’s sponsors say allowing e-cigarettes in places where tobacco cigarettes are banned threatens “effective enforcement” of the smoking ban and sends the wrong message to children that smoking is safe.
The City Council’s sanitation committee held a hearing Monday on proposals to ban the containers and explore recycling them.
It’s the latest effort by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to target the cigarette industry. New York would become the first major city to raise the age for buying cigarettes.
The Bloomberg administration has dropped piece of legislation that would have kept cigarettes out of sight in New York City stores, according to a published report.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been thinking big even as his time at City Hall nears its end, pushing the City Council to approve a rezoning plan that could bring a new generation of skyscrapers to the area around Grand Central Station.
The City Council on Wednesday approved a redevelopment plan that will bring create a brand new neighborhood in Willets Point, Queens, anchored by a massive retail and entertainment complex.
The New York City Council on Wednesday approved a package of bills that will reduce the fines restaurant owners pay for minor health infractions.
It’s a busy day for the New York City Council.
The City Council held a hearing Wednesday on an Internet privacy bill that would ban employers from demanding access to the social media accounts of current or prospective employees.
Some of the overhead lights on the busy roadway between Knapp Street and Flatbush Avenue were badly damaged in superstorm Sandy nearly 11 months ago. The lights have still not been fixed.