Corey Johnson

FILE -- Dogs at a shelter (credit: Getty Images)

New Law Requires Automatic Fire Sprinklers In NYC Businesses With Animals

All pet shops and facilities that house animals for 24 hours in New York City will now have to be equipped with automatic fire sprinklers.

08/14/2015

FILE -- New York City's "Taxi of Tomorrow" (credit: Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images)

Wheelchair Advocates: Taxis Of Tomorrow Are Dangerous

Wheelchair and scooter users lined up Thursday to object to the city’s “Taxi of Tomorrow.” The cars offer accessible service using a rear ramp.

04/17/2015

Councilman Jumaane Williams speaks at a rally calling for increasing the minimum wage and making more affordable housing available to shelter residents. (credit: VOCAL-NY/Twitter)

Advocates For The Homeless Call For Changes To Help End Crisis

Advocates and some elected officials rallied on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday, with some chanting “Housing is a right! Fight, fight, fight!”

04/07/2015

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

City Lawmakers Probe Health Care Conditions At Rikers Island

New York City lawmakers have peppered city officials and company executives with questions about the quality of health care at Rikers Island jails.

03/03/2015

FILE - A Happy Meal at McDonald's. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

City Councilman Introduces ‘Healthy Happy Meal’ Bill To Ban Toys In Certain Kids’ Meals

The measure would ban fast food restaurants from offering free toys and other incentives with kids meals if the food served contains more than 500 calories and more than 600 milligrams of sodium.

08/21/2014

Corey Johnson says he could have won $100,000 with this bracket -- if only his final UConn pick had saved. (Yahoo! Sports)

UConn Fan Says He Lost Chance At $100,000 Over Bracket Blunder

Corey Johnson thought he had a shot to win $100,000 in Yahoo! Sports’ Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge. There was only one problem — and it was a doozy.

04/08/2014

Volunteers hand out a police sketch of a suspect sought in a bias attack against a gay couple in Greenwich Village on March 7, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Search Continues For Suspect Wanted In Subway Attack Of Gay Couple

Elected officials and volunteers handed out fliers in Greenwich Village Friday showing a police sketch of a suspect wanted for the brutal attack of a gay couple at a subway stop.

03/07/2014

An extra-alarm fire broke out in the high-rise at 500 W. 43rd St. Sunday. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

City Councilman Proposes New Safety Idea In Wake Of Deadly High-Rise Fire

City Councilman Corey Johnson said the measure would require buildings taller than six stories to have emergency public-address systems so first responders and building managers can communicate better with residents.

01/13/2014

An extra-alarm fire broke out in the high-rise at 500 W. 43rd St. Sunday. (Credit: Keith Lowry /NYCFireWire)

Council Member Says Proposed Fire Safety Legislation Could Save Lives

The proposal comes in the wake of a three-alarm blaze in Hell’s Kitchen that took the life of Daniel McClung and critically injured his husband.

01/12/2014

City Hall in Lower Manhattan (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

LGBT Activist Corey Johnson Wins Council Seat After Reportedly Heated Race

Gay rights activist Corey Johnson has won the nomination for the 3rd District City Council seat being vacated by Speaker Christine Quinn, following a contest described in published reports as “vicious.”

09/11/2013