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Environmental Advocates Rally As City Council Considers Fee On Disposable Bags

The groups are urging New Yorkers to go without using paper or plastic bags from now through Sept. 21.

09/16/2014

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Diana Robinson/the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)

De Blasio Says He Will Apply For Security Clearance

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday said he is applying for federal security clearance, following the revelation that he was the first mayor in 20 years without it.

09/12/2014

Protesters call on the city to preserve the Rockaway Ferry on Thursday, Aug. 21. (Credit: CBS 2)

Rockaway Residents Take To City Hall In Fight To Keep Ferry

Residents of the Rockaway Peninsula took their battle to City Hall Thursday as they fight to keep their ferry service.

08/21/2014

Subway performers protest outside City Hall after spike in arrests. (Credit: WCBS 880/Marla Diamond)

Outcry From Subway Performers After Spike In Arrests

The spike in arrests of subway dancers has performers fighting back, speaking on the steps of City Hall Tuesday.

08/12/2014

NYPD (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Officials, Union Leaders: Move Cops From Desks Back To Streets

Union leaders and elected officials stood elbow-to-elbow in front of City Hall Friday, calling on the city to get police officers out from behind desks shuffling paper and back onto the street fighting crime.

06/06/2014

NYC cab (file/credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Families Show Support For De Blasio’s Vision Zero Plan At City Hall

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.

04/30/2014

New York City Hall (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio, City Council Tout Proposed Municipal ID Card Bill

Under the law, city agencies would be be required to accept the card, making it easier for New Yorkers to access city services where identification is required.

04/09/2014

President Barack Obama speaks before signing an executive order banning federal contractors from retaliating against employees during an event in the East Room of the White House in honor of "Equal Pay Day" on April 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

NYC Elected Officials Rally, President Obama Signs Executive Order On National Equal Pay Day

Obama cited Census Bureau figures show that the annual earnings of women were 77 percent of what men earned in 2012, a difference that has barely budged over the past decade.

04/08/2014

Vaginal syringe assembled (Chrysalis Archaeological Consultants)

200-Year-Old Vaginal Douche Found Under City Hall In Manhattan

This is an archaeological find you don’t hear about often.

02/25/2014

Bushwick Gun Arrest

Advocacy Groups Call On Obama To Boost Funding For Anti-Gun Violence Initiatives

Victims of gun violence and advocacy groups in New York City want President Obama to add more federal funding for anti-gun violence initiatives.

02/22/2014

Amnesty International Concert presented by the CBGB Festival at Barclays Center on February 5, 2014 in New York City.

De Blasio Welcomes Formerly Imprisoned Russian Punk Band Members To City Hall

Mayor Bill de Blasio welcomed two members of the Russian protest punk band Pussy Riot to City Hall Friday.

02/07/2014

City Councilman Ritchie Torres (credit: council.nyc.gov)

New City Councilman Reflects On Being First Openly Gay Bronx Elected Official

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.

01/08/2014

A man smokes a cigarette. (credit: Getty Images)

Woman Protests Bloomberg’s Policies By Lighting Cigarette Inside City Hall

As Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a bill banning e-cigarette use indoors as one of the last pieces of legislation he approved, an opponent protested Bloomberg’s policies by lighting up a real cigarette right inside City Hall.

12/30/2013

Mayor Bloomberg's City Hall Portrait (Howard Wolfson/Twitter)

Mayor Bloomberg’s Official Portrait Hangs In City Hall

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is featured in front of the wall-less area he and his staff have worked in since shortly after he took office.

12/30/2013

Former President Bill Clinton

Former President Clinton To Swear In de Blasio As Mayor

Former President Bill Clinton will be the one to swear in Bill de Blasio as mayor on Wednesday.

12/28/2013

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