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A recent report found that some city sidewalks may be difficult for disabled New Yorkers to navigate. (Credit: CBS2)

Report: Some City Curbs Miss The Cut For People With Disabilities

A new report says parts of curbs in New York City aren’t up to code for people with disabilities.

07/28/2015

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer (credit: Noam Galai/Getty Images)

Manhattan Borough President’s Report Finds Problems With Curb Cuts Designed To Help Disabled

They found that just 115, or 9.5 percent, were fully compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

07/28/2015

Midfielder Megan Rapino holds the World Cup trophy  on float with Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family (CBS2)

Kids From Across Tri-State Area Bring Energy, Excitement To World Cup Championship Parade

UFT President Michael Mulgrew said he U.S. women’s soccer team exhibits a great work ethic and competitive spirit that can inspire student athletes — especially girls.

07/10/2015

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer (credit: Noam Galai/Getty Images)

Moms March Against Domestic Violence On Mother’s Day

The fourth-annual Brooklyn Bridge Mother’s Day walk was founded by Dawn Diaz on behalf of her late mother and other victims of domestic violence.

05/10/2015

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Commissioner Bratton, Elected Officials Mark Denim Day With Rally Against Sexual Violence

Commissioner Bratton said rape is too often not reported and urged victims to come forward.

04/29/2015

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer (credit: Noam Galai/Getty Images)

Manhattan Borough President Seeks Rent Mediation For Mom-And-Pop Businesses

Under Brewer’s proposal, if a landlord seeks to jack up a store’s rent, a mediator would try to work out a deal. If one cannot be reached, the business would receive a one-year extension so that it has time to find a new space.

03/24/2015

Flatiron Public Plaza (Credit CBS2)

Officials, Businesses Not Happy With Planned NBA All-Star Concert At Flatiron Public Plaza

Fears are being expressed that an NBA All-Star concert next week in one of the city’s busiest neighborhoods could hurt local business and stop traffic.

02/04/2015

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (credit: 1010 WINS/Juliet Papa)

Rep. Maloney Announces Social Media Campaign In Support Of Women’s History Museum

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) on Saturday kicked off a campaign urging the creation of a National Women’s History Museum.

11/15/2014

An anti-Airbnb group called Share Better gathers on the steps of City Hall on Sept. 12, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Group Launches Campaign Against Airbnb In NYC

A group of New York elected officials, community activists and housing advocates gathered on the steps of City Hall Friday to launch a campaign against the home-sharing company Airbnb.

09/12/2014

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, other elected officials and activists gather for a Women's Equality Day event at City Hall on Aug. 26, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Activists, Officials Call For More Women To Register To Vote

Tuesday marked the 94th anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

08/26/2014

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

Mayor Bill de Blasio was surrounded by elected officials and advocates for interns as he signed a bill protecting interns April 15, 2014, at City Hall. (credit: Ed Reed for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)

De Blasio Signs Law Protecting Interns From Discrimination, Sexual Harassment

The law, passed by the City Council late last month, clarifies that the protections of the city’s Human Rights Law cover interns as well as employees.

04/15/2014

New York City Councilman James Vacca speaks at a hearing on civil rights on March 17, 2014. He has proposed a measure that would allow unpaid interns to sue for sexual harassment, discrimination like paid employees. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

City Council Proposal Would Give Unpaid Interns Right To Sue For Sexual Harassment, Discrimination

Under the city’s current civil rights law, unpaid interns cannot sue for sexual harassment or discrimination in the workplace.

03/17/2014

A girl texts on her phone. (credit: CBS 2)

OMG, New York City Council OKs Text Donations For Elections

The City Council voted Tuesday to allow residents to donate via text message. Under the bill, which must be signed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a voter could use their phones to give up to $99 to a candidate in an election cycle.

11/26/2013

Ballots go through voting machine (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Local Officials Rally For ‘Better, Smarter, Fairer’ Instant Runoff Voting

Elected officials pointed to the $13 million price tag to hold Tuesday’s public advocate runoff election that saw very low voter turnout as a reason to change the current procedure.

10/02/2013

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