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NYC Considers Bill Requiring Doctors At All Youth Football Games, Practices To Protect Athletes From Concussions

What City Councilman Stephen Levin of Brooklyn is proposing is requiring a doctor at every youth football game, and a doctor or athletic trainer at any practice involving tackling.

01/23/2015

A pro-Palestinian protest group disrupted a New York City Council vote commemorating the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. The group says it was a coincidence that they came when they did. (Credit: JPUpdates.com)

Pro-Palestinian Protesters Storm City Council Chambers During Symbolic Auschwitz Vote

There was bedlam at the New York City Council on Thursday. Demonstrators disrupted a deeply moving and symbolic vote, but protest organizers say it wasn’t supposed to happen that way.

01/22/2015

Courtroom/File (Photo: CBS 2)

NYC Suing Midtown Building Claiming It Was Used As Hotel

New York City regulators say an apartment building blocks from Times Square has been turned into a de facto hotel, and they’re suing to put a stop to it.

01/22/2015

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

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