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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

Stan Brooks Radio Room (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Radio Room At City Hall Renamed In Honor Of 1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks

Mayor Michael Bloomberg took a moment to give out a special gift during the annual holiday party Tuesday night at Gracie Mansion.

12/18/2013

City Hall in Jersey City (file / credit: Steve Scott / WCBS 880)

Nothing Interesting Found In Long-Neglected Safes In Jersey City

No one paid any attention to the safes in the Jersey City city hall — or wondered what was in them — until the city’s new mayor, Steven Fulop, decided to hire a locksmith to open them.

12/17/2013

Luis Quintana, the new mayor of Newark. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Report: Quintana Plans On Shaking Things Up In Newark

A month after taking over for Mayor Cory Booker, who was elected to the U.S. Senate in October, Quintana has asserted his independence, moving to fire some of Booker’s closest advisers and differentiate himself from his predecessor.

12/07/2013

Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling (credit: Twitter/Rilling for Mayor)

Inauguration Ceremony Held For Norwalk Mayor

The Norwalk High School String Quartet played in the background as Mayor Harry Rilling was sworn in by Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy.

11/19/2013

City Hall in Jersey City (file / credit: Steve Scott / WCBS 880)

Report: Letter With Tebow Picture, White Powder Evacuates Jersey City Hall

City Hall in Jersey City was evacuated Monday, after a letter to Mayor Steven Fulop containing white powder and a picture of Tim Tebow was discovered, according to a published report.

11/18/2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn speaks out against Vito Lopez, May 16, 2013. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Report: Quinn Assists Teenage Supporter Who Passes Out At Campaign Event

City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn was quick to come to the aid of a girl who passed out during a campaign event outside City Hall Sunday, according to a published report.

08/25/2013

Former NYC Councilman James Davis was shot and killed in the City Council chamber July 23, 2003. (credit: Dov Hikind/NYS Assembly website)

City Councilmembers Reflect On 10th Anniversary Of Fatal Shooting Of James Davis

Davis brought political rival Othniel Askew to a council meeting at City Hall on July 23, 2003, and then was shot dead by the man in front of schoolchildren and a chamber full of government leaders.

07/23/2013

City Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn speaks at a campaign stop outside City Hall on July 9, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Quinn: Spitzer, Weiner Haven’t Earned Second Chance

“What have these two men done since their fall from grace to make it clear to women and men, for that matter, that their selfish, dishonest ways are behind them?”

07/09/2013

Residents of the Rockaways hold petitions for ferry service on the steps of City Hall - June 28, 2013 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Rockaway Residents Petition For Continuation Of Ferry Service

They said it has has been a lifeline for them since supertorm Sandy, according to State Assemblyman Philip Goldfeder.

06/28/2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)/Vito Lopez (file/credit: CBS 2)

Quinn Blasts Vito Lopez For ‘Arrogant,’ ‘Outrageous’ Run For City Council

“As it relates to Vito Lopez, my advice is to cease and desist and do it now. This is not only a fool’s errand, it is an outrage and a complete show of arrogance.”

05/23/2013

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