Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has promised that all 35,000 NYPD officers will be retrained and the city council will ask him about the regiment at a September 8 hearing.
The New York City Council will hold oversight hearings next month on a police department review of its training procedures, in the wake of the chokehold death of Eric Garner in police custody on Staten Island, The Associated Press has learned.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that he voted for a Riverside Boulevard development that will include a separate door for low-income tenants only with the idea of increasing affordable housing in mind.
The announcement was made at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. It was accompanied by music from a middle school orchestra.
The City Council discussed a bill Monday that will allow drivers to return to parking spaces as soon as street sweepers pass through.
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.
Committee Chair Daneek Miller says non-union reality shows produced in the city are not treating their workers fairly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The city’s Department of Health is considering overturning the ban on ferrets after advances in vaccines have made ownership safer.
Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said the council will vote on 17 bills and resolutions that complement Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” plan.
The City Council on Wednesday discussed a proposal to keep children from walking away from their schools unnoticed.