City Council

City council members look at how Airbnb and other home-rentals affect New York's economy and housing market. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

City Council Looks At How Airbnb Affects Housing, Economy

City council members are looking at how Airbnb and other home-rentals affect New York’s economy and housing market.

01/20/2015

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Bill To Make Chokeholds Illegal Gains Support In City Council Despite De Blasio’s Veto Threat

As Mayor Bill de Blasio tries to heal the rift with police, he may find himself up against the City Council.

01/15/2015

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City Council Proposes Funding For New Bulletproof Vests For NYPD Cops

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced Thursday that the new vests for NYPD cops will be one of the things council members will be pushing for in next year’s budget.

01/15/2015

Uber ride sharing service (Credit: CBS 2)

City Council Discusses Regulations, Pricing For Uber

Officials with the ride-sharing service Uber defended the operation with city council members Monday morning.

01/12/2015

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (front) was among those who wore blue ribbons in support of the NYPD on Wednesday, Jan. 7. (Credit: CBS2)

Some City Council Members Have Doubts About Pushing Police Reform Bills

The 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.

01/07/2015

FILE - NYPD officers patrol around Jamaica Avenue and 162nd street in Queens. (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Councilman Vacca Warns Against Proposed Legislation On NYPD Policies, Procedures

One bill, with the majority of members as co-sponsors, would criminalize chokeholds.

01/05/2015

Akai Gurley, man shot to death inside the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing complex by a rookie police officer. (credit: Exploretalent.com)

City Council Looks Into Lighting And Safety In Wake Of Akai Gurley Death

Exterior and interior lighting issues are expected to come up at the City Council hearing Tuesday morning.

12/16/2014

Eric Garner (credit: CBS2)

NYC Council Takes Steps To Monitor Police Conduct In Wake Of Eric Garner Case

The New York City Council will formally direct the NYPD inspector general to investigate how the agency tracks, monitors and addresses abusive police conduct.

12/10/2014

Opponents of carriage horses in New York City rally on the steps of City Hall on Dec. 8, 2014. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Dueling Rallies Held As City Council Considers Ban On Horse-Drawn Carriages

The New York City Council is considering bill Monday that would ban horse-drawn carriage rides in the city. Supporters and opponents, meanwhile, were staging rallies on the steps of City Hall.

12/08/2014

A carriage horse trots near Central Park on April 21, 2014. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bill To Ban NYC Horse-Drawn Carriages Heading To City Council

Long-delayed legislation to ban horse carriages in New York City is finally going to be introduced at the City Council next week.

12/01/2014

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City Council Considers Proposal To Put 10-Cent Tax On Disposable Bags

It’s estimated the average person uses 600 plastic bags every year.

11/19/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio signs measure that reduces the citywide speed limit from 30 miles per hour to 25. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Mayor De Blasio Signs Measure Reducing City Speed Limit From 30 MPH To 25

The City Council passed the measure earlier this month as part of the mayor’s “Vision Zero” plan to reduce traffic deaths.

10/27/2014

Taxis

City Council Backs Bill Requiring Warning Signs About Assaulting Taxi Drivers

Taxi drivers’ advocates on Wednesday lauded the City Council for passing a bill requiring stickers in cabs warning of the penalties for assaults on drivers.

10/22/2014

(FILE - credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

City Lawmakers Push For More Diversity In Public Schools

City Councilman Brad Lander is on board with leaders and activists supporting proposed laws to eliminate what he described as a segregated school system.

10/22/2014

A screen grab of a video of a horse being chased by police in Manhattan. (credit: NYCLASS Ban Horse Carriages/YouTube)

Video Shows Police Cruisers Chasing Carriage Horse Through Manhattan

The video shows a carriage horse that got away from its handler and bolted up 11th Avenue with police in pursuit, the animal advocacy group NYCLASS said.

10/20/2014

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