Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Bill To Make Chokeholds Illegal Gains Support In City Council Despite De Blasio’s Veto Threat

As Mayor Bill de Blasio tries to heal the rift with police, he may find himself up against the City Council.

01/15/2015

Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, who were killed in their patrol car on Dec. 20, 2014. (Credit: NYPD)

Brooklyn Streets To Be Renamed After Slain NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos, Wenjian Liu

New York City plans to honor the two police officers killed in an ambush this month by naming streets near their homes for them.

12/31/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Mark-Viverito announce new gun violence initiative on Aug. 13, 2014 (Credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

City Announces New $12.7 Million Gun Violence Prevention Initiative

The new initiative will expand a previous violence prevention project to more neighborhoods that need it.

08/13/2014

Vanessa Fontaine, Avonte Oquendo

Law Passes Requiring Audible Alarms On Doors Of Schools With Special Needs Programs

The New York City Council has unanimously approved a bill requiring audible alarms on doors in schools with special needs programs.

07/24/2014

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

1,000 Additional Police Officers Included In City Council Budget Proposal

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito revealed the proposal on Wednesday.

04/23/2014

Revelers cheer on the marchers during the 251st annual St. Patrick's Day Parade March 17, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

NYC Council Follows Mayor’s Lead, Steps Away From St. Patrick’s Parade

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said the council won’t have an official presence at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade because of rules that prevent gay and lesbian groups from identifying themselves while marching.

02/25/2014