Jumaane Williams

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

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, right, talks with Councilman Jumaane Williams on Aug. 22, 2013. Williams is one of seven council members vying to replace Quinn as speaker. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Council Members Make Their Pitches To Be Next Speaker

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.

11/20/2013

The front window of Barneys New York(Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

City Council Holding Hearing On Allegations Of Racial Profiling At NYC Department Stores

A pair of City Council committees are holding a hearing Wednesday on allegations of racial bias in New York City department stores.

11/20/2013

City leaders call on Bloomberg administration to drop stop-and-frisk appeal from the steps of City Hall, Nov. 6, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Following De Blasio Win, Local Leaders Call For City To Drop Stop-And-Frisk Appeal

“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.

11/06/2013

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Former Rep. Major Owens Of Brooklyn Dies At 77

Chris Owens says his father died Monday at NYU Langone Medical Center of renal failure and heart failure.

10/22/2013

Dustin Grose speaks at rally calling on NYPD to change policy in dealing with emotionally disturbed people, Sept. 25, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Experts, Lawmakers Want Changes To NYPD Response To Emotionally Disturbed People

Activists have pushed for the NYPD to amend its policy and bring along specialized teams for calls involving emotionally disturbed people.

09/25/2013

NYPD Car  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

City Council Overrides Veto Of New NYPD Oversight Measures

Mayor Bloomberg blasts override: “Today’s vote is an example of election year politics at its very worst and political pandering at its most deadly.”

08/22/2013

Detectives gather evidence at scene of E. Flatbush shooting (credit: CBS 2)

Police Searching For Suspect Who Opened Fire At East Flatbush House Party

Four people remained hospitalized after being shot at a house party in East Flatbush early Sunday morning.

08/11/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Edward Reed)

Bloomberg’s Comment That NYPD Stops ‘Whites Too Much’ Prompts Backlash

“They just keep saying, ‘Oh, it’s a disproportionate percentage of a particular ethnic group.’ That may be, but it’s not a disproportionate percentage of those who witnesses and victims describe as committing the murders,” Bloomberg said. “In that case, incidentally, I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little.”

06/28/2013

FILE - Patrolmen's Benevolent Association president Patrick Lynch (Photo by Bonile Bam/Getty Images)

Lynch: PBA To Target ‘Pro-Crime Council Members’ Who Voted For NYPD Oversight Bills

PBA President Patrick Lynch said if the bills become law, the PBA intends to target the “pro-crime council members for defeat in the upcoming election.”

06/28/2013

Members of the NYPD in Times Square (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYPD Reform Bills Headed For City Council Vote This Month

With the blessing of Speaker Christine Quinn, a pair of bills designed to reform the NYPD are headed to a vote in the City Council this month.

06/11/2013

Jackie Robinson (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Movie Brings Jackie Robinson’s Story To New Generation

Fans young and old may be inspired to visit some of the places in Brooklyn connected to the African-American athlete who integrated Major League Baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

04/12/2013

NYPD (file / credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

De Blasio: Politics Could Block Effective NYPD Inspector General

There’s a renewed push for New York City to follow most other major cities and set up an inspector general’s office to oversee police policies like stop-and-frisk. But, election year politics could play a big role, WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported.

03/19/2013

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