Dan Garodnick

City, State Officials Seek Bans On Microbead SalesMicrobeads can be found in everything from exfoliating facial cleaners to brightening toothpastes.
NYC Hospitals Ban Filming Of Reality TV Shows In Emergency RoomsA 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.
NYC Council Members Call On Hospitals To Keep Reality TV Out Of ERsThe 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."
City Council Approves Skyscraper Near Grand Central In Exchange For Transit Hub WorkDeveloper 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.
Rally Held Outside City Council Hearing On Extending, Strengthening Rent RegulationsCity 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.
City Council Bills Take Aim At Drones In NYCTwo City Council members are planning to introduce separate bills targeting the private use of drones in New York City.
Spider-Man Arrest Strengthens Push To Regulate Times Square CharactersOn 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.
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.
1,200-Foot Tower Planned Near Grand Central TerminalNew York City officials have announced rezoning plans for the area around Grand Central Terminal including new skyscrapers and transportation improvements.
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.
De Blasio Tries To Sway City Council Speaker VoteNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has made the unusual and bold decision to forcefully interject himself into the race for City Council speaker.
NYC Council Members Make Their Pitches To Be Next SpeakerSeven 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.