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.
Tuesday’s vote also forces those landlords to be publicly listed as offenders on the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s website.
Monday morning’s incidents came after 21 shootings over the weekend in all five boroughs.
New Yorkers were vocal as they marched through East Flatbush and called for an end to gun violence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A pair of City Council committees are holding a hearing Wednesday on allegations of racial bias in New York City department stores.
“Mayor-elect de Blasio ran on a platform of changing stop-and-frisk and the people overwhelmingly supported that yesterday, so I hope the administration realizes – number one – this is going to happen anyway in two months,” said Rep. Jerrold Nadler.
Chris Owens says his father died Monday at NYU Langone Medical Center of renal failure and heart failure.
Activists have pushed for the NYPD to amend its policy and bring along specialized teams for calls involving emotionally disturbed people.