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Brooklyn landlord Joel Israel, accused of demolishing apartments, appears in court (Credit: CBS 2)

Bushwick Landlord Accused Of Trying To Force Rent-Stabilized Tenants Out Testifies For First Time

Joel Israel testified for the first time at his contempt hearing for not making repairs at 98 Linden Street as he has agreed to do.

04/04/2014

UPS workers, union leaders and the NYC public advocate rally on the steps of City Hall to protest UPS' efforts to fire 250 workers who walked off the job, April 3, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

NYC Public Advocate Warns UPS Of Possible Consequences For Announcing 250 Firings

The 250 workers based out of Maspeth, Queens staged a 90-minute protest in February over the firing of a long-time employee.

04/03/2014

Charter School (credit: CBS 2)

Irate Charter School Parents Filing Lawsuits Against De Blasio

Lawsuits are being filed this week over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to move charter school students out of public school space.

03/10/2014

Stonehenge Village on the Upper West Side has opened a new gym that is only open to market-rate tenants. (Credit: Danny Perry/DNAInfo)

Rent-Stabilized UWS Residents Furious Over Market Rate Only Gym

Some rent-stabilized tenants in an Upper West Side building were furious this week, after a gym opened up in their building and they were told they were forbidden from using it.

02/25/2014

New York City Councilman Jumaane D. Williams (credit: council.nyc.gov)

City Officials Call On NYPD To Investigate Murders Equally Across All Boroughs

City Councilman Jumaane Williams said outer borough homicide cases have fewer detectives assigned to them than do killings in Manhattan. Williams said the NYPD is looking into it.

01/09/2014

Charter school proponents rally at City Hall on Jan. 7, 2014. (credit: courtesy of Families for Excellent Schools)

Parents Rally Against Lawsuit That Threatens Charter Schools

If successful, a lawsuit by city officials and activists would be a setback for countless charter school students, some parents say.

01/07/2014

Bill de Blasio (R) is sworn in as New York City Mayor by former US President Bill Clinton (L) on the steps of City Hall in Lower Manhattan January 1, 2014. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Mayor De Blasio Takes Formal Oath At City Hall

Bill de Blasio was sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City at midnight during a small ceremony at his Brooklyn home.

01/01/2014

New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio speaks as Bill Bratton, who he named to lead the NYPD, listens, Dec. 5, 2013. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Free Tickets Available For De Blasio Inauguration

The swearing in will take place in front of City Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 1 at noon. Incoming New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and Public Advocate Letita James, both Democrats, will also be sworn in at the ceremony at City Hall Plaza.

12/26/2013

Letitia James speaks after winning the Democratic nomination for public advocate on Oct. 1, 2013. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Councilwoman Letitia James Elected City Public Advocate

City Councilwoman Letitia James beat out seven other candidates Tuesday to win the race for New York City public advocate.

11/06/2013

Opponents of the New York Police Department’s controversial 'stop-and-frisk' policy rally on January 27, 2012 in the Bronx. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Lhota, De Blasio Speak On Stop-And-Frisk Ruling Appeal

Republican nominee Joe Lhota said crime has been going up in the city over the past two months. But Democrat Bill de Blasio said Lhota’s numbers are skewed.

10/07/2013

Bill de Blasio, Letitia James

De Blasio, James Announce Endorsement Of Each Other

Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio and public advocate candidate Letitia James announced a mutual endorsement Saturday.

10/05/2013

Letitia James speaks after winning the Democratic nomination for public advocate on Oct. 1, 2013. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Letitia James Likely City’s Next Public Advocate After Winning Democratic Runoff

James defeated state Sen. Daniel Squadron in incomplete and unofficial returns and faces a general election next month without a Republican opponent.

10/01/2013

A voter emerges from a voting booth after casting her ballot in Manhattan on Sept. 10, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Watchdog Group: Pricey Public Advocate Election Proves Changes Are Needed

An expected low turnout in the runoff election for New York City’s public advocate has a government watchdog group seeking changes.

09/30/2013

Election worker Al Becker watches as a man votes on Election Day - New York, NY - Nov 3, 2009 - Photo: David Goldman/Getty Images

City Councilman Proposes Measure To Halt ‘Crazy’ Cost Of Runoff Elections

The Oct. 1 public advocate runoff will cost the Board of Elections $13 million. The public advocate’s office has a budget of $2.3 million.

09/19/2013

Letitia James, Daniel Squadron

James, Squadron To Face Each Other In Runoff For Public Advocate

The race for New York City public advocate has headed to a runoff, with no candidate winning 40 percent of the vote.

09/11/2013

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