Dan Garodnick

Reality TV in NYC Hospitals

NYC Hospitals Ban Filming Of Reality TV Shows In Emergency Rooms

A letter signed by 33 members of the City Council members was sent to area hospitals after a patient died at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and his widow was stunned to later see his death on a reality TV show.

08/12/2015

Reality TV in NYC Hospitals

NYC Council Members Call On Hospitals To Keep Reality TV Out Of ERs

The move comes after a patient, Mark Chanko, died at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and his widow was stunned to later see his death on reality TV show “New York Med.”

07/09/2015

One Vanderbilt / 1 Vanderbilt

City Council Approves Skyscraper Near Grand Central In Exchange For Transit Hub Work

Developer SL Green Realty Corp. will invest about $220 million in critical improvements to Grand Central, allowing more trains to run during rush hour on the clogged 4-5-6 lines.

05/28/2015

Advocates for strengthening rent laws in NYC rally outside City Hall before Council hearing (Credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Rally Held Outside City Council Hearing On Extending, Strengthening Rent Regulations

City Councilman Jumaane Williams and other advocates argue with 60,000 people in city shelters right now, that number will spike if rent protections are not strengthened.

03/02/2015

FILE -- A small drone (Credit: Getty Images)

City Council Bills Take Aim At Drones In NYC

Two City Council members are planning to introduce separate bills targeting the private use of drones in New York City.

12/17/2014

FILE -- A person dressed as Spider-Man entertains a crowd in Times Square. (Credit: CBS 2)

Spider-Man Arrest Strengthens Push To Regulate Times Square Characters

On Saturday night, a man dressed as Spider-Man wound up in cuffs after he allegedly assaulted a police officer following a dispute with a woman.

07/27/2014

FILE -- People dressed in various famous character costumes, who pose for photos with people for money, talk in Times Square. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Lawmakers To Look At Regulating Costumed Characters In Times Square

The Times Square Alliance is meeting with elected officials Wednesday morning to talk about growing concerns and solutions, like requiring background checks on the so-called street performers.

07/09/2014

A view of the outside clock of Grand Central Terminal (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

1,200-Foot Tower Planned Near Grand Central Terminal

New York City officials have announced rezoning plans for the area around Grand Central Terminal including new skyscrapers and transportation improvements.

05/30/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio Unveils $73.9 Billion Budget

Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his first executive budget Thursday, a $73.9 billion proposal in line with his reflexively liberal vision of greater government involvement for the less fortunate.

05/08/2014

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

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