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Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio Tries To Sway City Council Speaker Vote

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has made the unusual and bold decision to forcefully interject himself into the race for City Council speaker.

01/07/2014

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, right, talks with Councilman Jumaane Williams on Aug. 22, 2013. Williams is one of seven council members vying to replace Quinn as speaker. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Council Members Make Their Pitches To Be Next Speaker

Seven council members attended a forum Wednesday night as they vie to fill a position that could provide key support — and potentially fierce opposition — to incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio.

11/20/2013

Opening of 2nd Avenue Subway Community Information Center, July 25, 2013. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

MTA Unveils Second Avenue Subway Information Center On Upper East Side

The center will offer up-to-date information on the construction and feature interactive exhibits. It will also let residents get a feel for the coming subway line.

07/25/2013

FILE - Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town apartment complex (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Stuy-Town/Peter Cooper Village Tenants, Lawmakers Protest Mid-Lease Rent Increases

Residents said they were told that their rents will be going up on June 1, with rent increases ranging anywhere from $100 to over $900 a month.

05/15/2013

A sign with a map of the buildings in Stuyvesant Town. (file/credit:  DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

City Councilman Warns Website Promoting Short-Term Rentals Violates The Law

City Councilman Dan Garodnick said postcards have been flooding in, suggesting he use a website called FlipKey.com to rent out his apartment when he’s out of town.

04/30/2013

Midtown parking signs before and after (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Simplified Street Parking Signs Aimed To Help Reduce Confusion In Midtown

The goal of the redesigned signs, according to city officials, is to give drivers the information they need to find a legal parking spot.

01/07/2013

Tourists ride in a New York City pedicab through Central Park on October 23, 2012 in New York City. (photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

City Council Votes To Prevent Pedicab Passengers From Getting Taken For A Ride

Bill sponsor Dan Garodnick said what should be a good experience for tourists can sometimes lead to huge fares announced only at the end of the ride.

11/27/2012

City Councilman Daniel Garodnick (file / credit: Councilman's Office)

NYC Councilman Calls For Extension Of Moratorium On Evictions

New York City Council Member Dan Garodnick (D-4th) has called for a moratorium on evictions until Jan. 1 in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

11/25/2012

FILE - Empty tables fill the outdoor area of a restaurant in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

City Council Considering Change To NYC Sunday Outdoor Brunch Rules

A bill has been introduced that would allow customers to eat at tables on the sidewalk starting at 10 a.m. on Sundays. Right now, restaurants cannot serve diners outside until noon.

06/14/2012

The apartment buildings of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village - New York, NY - Oct 19, 2006 - Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Stuy Town Tenants Bid For Ownership To Keep Complex Affordable

The association representing 25,000 tenants announced Wednesday that it will partner with Brookfield Asset Management to bid for the historic complex on Manhattan’s east side.

11/30/2011

Food Truck (File Image)

Lawmakers Calling On More Regulations Of Food Trucks In NYC

Sidewalk food carts have been around for decades, but now food trucks are increasingly popular on the streets of New York.

10/18/2011

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Upper East Side Residents Put Up A Stink Against Planned Garbage Transfer Station

On any given day, New York City generates roughly 35,000 tons of garbage. But now, a plan to find a new home for some of it is generating controversy.

06/15/2011

Parking Meter (credit: CBS 2)

Councilman Wants To Crack Down On Phony Parking Permits

Councilman Dan Garodnick is spearheading a campaign to stop phony parking permits, calling it a matter of safety, congestion and fairness.

04/27/2011