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Councilwoman Brewer Wins Nomination For Manhattan Borough President

City Councilwoman Gale Brewer (D-6th) emerged victorious Tuesday in the race for Manhattan borough president.

09/11/2013

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Steve Scott / WCBS 880)

Harassment Allegations Against Assemblyman Cause Political Ripple

A Brooklyn City Council candidate has called for an investigation into New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan), after another scandal involving his opponent was discovered.

07/24/2013

Aerial Rendering of New Cornell University-Technion Applied Sciences Campus on Roosevelt Island (credit: Handout)

City Council Green-Lights Cornell’s Roosevelt Island Campus

The $2 billion Cornell University Roosevelt Island Technology Campus and Office Complex project is slated to break ground next year.

05/08/2013

Rat spotted in the Jamaica Center subway terminal on Sept. 21, 2011 (

Oh Rats! City Councilwoman Wants NYC To Tackle Post-Sandy Rodent Problem

Jessica Lappin said that in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the rodents have been moving from the city’s shorelines into waterfront neighborhoods.

02/20/2013

Traffic in New York City - Jan. 23, 2013 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Council Members Still Awaiting Traffic Safety Info From DOT

Two members of the New York City Council say they are waiting for the city Department of Transportation to obey the law.

01/24/2013

Residents on the Upper East Side are protesting against a proposed waste transfer facility. (credit: CBS 2)

Some Local Lawmakers: Building UES Garbage Center Makes No Sense

Citing the destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy, opponents of a planned Marine Transfer Station at East 91st Street have filed a federal lawsuit to block construction of the garbage dump.

11/20/2012

Subway Trash Sign

Survey Says Commuters Aren’t Happy With MTA Subway Trash Can Removal

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been taking out the garbage cans in New York City subway stations, and a new survey has suggested commuters want the program scrapped.

CBS New York–10/14/2012

A current light fixture on the Brooklyn Bridge (credit: Evan Bindelglass / Special to CBSNewYork)

LEDs Coming To East River Bridges, Highways, Central Park

The way major parts of New York City are lit is in the midst of a big change, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.

05/27/2012

Electric Bicycles (credit: CBS 2)

Councilwoman Takes Aim At Electric Bikes

A city council member is vowing to crack down on illegal electric bikes in New York City. Councilwoman Jessica Lappin says that she has received a number of complaints from residents.

02/28/2012

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UES Residents, Lawmakers Protest Proposed Garbage Station Along East River

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney says after years of revitalizing the East River waterfront, building a garbage station would damage the health and safety of those living in the residential neighborhood.

08/20/2011

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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

MTA

Councilmembers Upset Over MTA Testimony On False Reports

In the wake of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s revelation that reports on signal inspections were falsified over the past decade, Transit officials are now testifying about the workflow and council members are still angry.

01/06/2011