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.
The council is ready to pass 17 bills and resolutions related to the mayor’s Vision Zero plan.
The city’s special narcotics prosecutor, Bridget Brennan, told a City Council hearing Tuesday that the amount of heroin sold by New York City-based drug traffickers is skyrocketing.
Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his first executive budget Thursday, a $73.9 billion proposal in line with his reflexively liberal vision of greater government involvement for the less fortunate.
Advocates for immigrants said Wednesday that a proposed New York City municipal ID card will help ensure that all New Yorkers can obtain crucial city services.
The City Council was holding a hearing on 22 bills and resolutions to tighten the laws and increase penalties in an effort to reduce traffic fatalities.
Neeson didn’t appear Saturday as about 50 demonstrators filled the sidewalk in front of his Manhattan apartment building.
New Yorkers will get the chance to see an electric vehicle some say should replace the city’s horse-drawn carriages when it debuts this week at the New York International Auto Show.
Actor Liam Neeson is again speaking out against New York City’s plan to ban horse-drawn carriages in a New York Times editorial Tuesday.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is pushing back his self-imposed deadline to ban horse-drawn carriages from New York City’s streets.