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City Councilman Jumaane Williams and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer call for better construction site safety for workers (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

City Officials Demand Better Safety At Construction Sites Following Worker’s Death

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer said the city already this year has surpassed the eight construction deaths in all of the previous year.

05/09/2015

Residents and officials say rogue car dealers are taking up parking spots on New York City streets. (Credit: CBS2)

City Council Cracking Down On Used Car Dealers In NYC

The New York City Council has taken the first step to crack down on used car dealers.

04/29/2015

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2 Dead, Four Others Injured After Shooting Outside Funeral In East Flatbush

Police are searching for multiple gunmen who opened fire outside a Brooklyn church Monday night, shooting six people, two of which are dead.

04/28/2015

A serious accident near Kings Highway at East 34th Street in Midwood, Brooklyn. (Credit: NYCPHOTOG)

Midwood Residents Say Traffic Circle Is An Accident Waiting To Happen

Cars are running through red lights and barely missing each other according to people living near one Brooklyn intersection. They say it’s happening all too often, but their complaints may be going unheard.

04/20/2015

Councilman Jumaane Williams speaks at a rally calling for increasing the minimum wage and making more affordable housing available to shelter residents. (credit: VOCAL-NY/Twitter)

Advocates For The Homeless Call For Changes To Help End Crisis

Advocates and some elected officials rallied on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday, with some chanting “Housing is a right! Fight, fight, fight!”

04/07/2015

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

New York City Hall (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

City Council Passes Bill Doubling Fines For Landlords Found Guilty Of Harassing Tenants

Tuesday’s vote also forces those landlords to be publicly listed as offenders on the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s website.

09/24/2014

Police said a man shot and wounded two people in a Brooklyn iron mill, and shot and killed himself after a standoff with officers. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police: Man Shoots 2, Kills Self In Brooklyn As Violent Weekend Spills Into Monday

Monday morning’s incidents came after 21 shootings over the weekend in all five boroughs.

06/30/2014

Guns seized in Brooklyn bust. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

New Yorkers Hit The Streets, March Against Gun Violence

New Yorkers were vocal as they marched through East Flatbush and called for an end to gun violence.

05/31/2014

Officials call for the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission to reconsider its ruling denying landmark status to Jackie Robinson's former Brooklyn home. (Credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Officials Renew Push To Have Jackie Robinson’s Brooklyn Home Declared Landmark

There’s doubt about the historical significance of a Brooklyn house that was once home to Jackie Robinson, but don’t tell that to supporters of an effort to grant city landmark status to the house.

05/19/2014

FILE -- Gama Droiville returned to school in April for the first time since being shot. (credit: CBS 2)

Gama Droiville, 13-Year-Old Boy Shot In Brooklyn, Returns To School

A 13-year-old Brooklyn boy received a big welcome back when he returned to school Monday for the first time since he was shot.

04/28/2014

Ramarley Graham (credit:  CBS 2)

Lawmakers, Teen’s Family Demand Justice For 2012 Fatal Police Shooting Of Ramarley Graham

The 18-year-old was followed home and shot dead with his grandmother and 6-year-old brother in the apartment. Officer Richard Haste thought Graham was disposing of drugs and thought he had a gun.

04/16/2014

FILE - Concrete foundations where houses once stood in Queens on October 24, 2013. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Storm Victims Testify At City Council Superstorm Sandy Recovery Hearing

The city acknowledged it has spent only a fraction of the money available for Sandy-related home repairs and rebuilding, but it’s something Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed to fix.

03/31/2014

City Councilman Jumaane Williams speaks on the steps of City Hall following a ceremony honoring some hip-hop pioneers, March 12, 2014. (credit: Twitter/Jumaane Williams)

City Councilmen, Hip-Hop Legends Push For Creation Of Hip-Hop Museum In The Bronx

Afrika Bambaataa, of the South Bronx, said the museum would look at the historical and cultural roots of hip-hop and the contributions made by break dancers and disc jockeys.

03/13/2014

NYPD officers monitor a march against stop-and-frisk tactics on Feb. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Drops Lawsuit Over NYPD Anti-Profiling Law

New York City will drop a challenge to a law making it easier to bring racial profiling cases against the police, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.

03/05/2014

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