The city acknowledged it has spent only a fraction of the money available for Sandy-related home repairs and rebuilding, but it’s something Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed to fix.
The 10-cent carry out bag fee would apply to markets and bodegas, street vendors selling fruit, vegetables and general merchandise and retail stores including clothing, drug and department stores.
The NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment said Tuesday it filed the papers in state Supreme Court.
Combined with previous legislation, more than a half-million New Yorkers will now be entitled to take up to five sick days without fear of losing their job.
The bill expands mandatory paid sick time coverage to businesses that employ five or more people. Once signed, the law will take effect April first.
Afrika Bambaataa, of the South Bronx, said the museum would look at the historical and cultural roots of hip-hop and the contributions made by break dancers and disc jockeys.
According to a tweet from de Blasio’s office, the mayor will deliver remarks and march in the St. Pat’s For All parade in Queens.
Mayor Bill de Blasio pitched his “Vision Zero” plan as an aggressive crack down on speeding and other traffic violations in an effort to reduce fatalities in New York City.
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.