Public Advocate Claims Airbnb Enables Racial Discrimination Against Guests, HostsThe New York City Public Advocate’s office claimed Thursday that evidence suggests Airbnb is allowing for discrimination against both hosts and guests.
Local Leaders: Mayor De Blasio Should Have Delayed Or Canceled School On MondayNew York City schools will be open for classes as usual Monday, but some lawmakers and other officials called said schools should be closed or delayed given the conditions after the weekend blizzard.
City Officials: E-Cigarette Ads Are Targeting Kids, Must StopComptroller Scott Stringer said the companies are using the old playbook of the tobacco industry when it comes to targeting young people.
Police: Charges Pending Against 4 Teens In Brooklyn Rape, 1 Suspect Still At LargePolice are searching for a fifth suspect after four teenagers were taken into custody in connection with an alleged group rape of an 18-year-old woman in Brooklyn.
Public Advocate, Families Of Gun Violence Victims Blast TD Bank Over Loans To Gun MakersJames said TD Bank lent Smith & Wesson nearly $300 million, the same manufacturer that made the guns used in Wednesday's San Bernardino mass shooting.
Environmentalists At Rally: NYC Should Commit To 100 Percent Renewable Energy By 2030Their ideas run the gamut from saving community gardens to making all cars that travel in New York City run on electricity.
NYC Council Bill Would Reduce Fines, Help Seniors And Disabled With Snow RemovalThe city should cut senior citizens and New Yorkers with disabilities a break if they don't shovel their sidewalks after a snowstorm, some lawmakers argued Thursday.
City Officials, Parents & Others Call For More School Crossing Guards In Lower ManhattanFollowing multiple requests by five downtown schools, Public Advocate Letitia James, city lawmakers, parents and school officials demanded the city increase security for families.
Public Advocate Alleges In Lawsuit Some NYC Special Ed Buses Are Dangerously HotSweltering school buses carrying disabled students have led to a lawsuit against the New York City Department of Education.
Appeals Court Rules Against Releasing Grand Jury Testimony In Eric Garner CaseA state Supreme Court Appellate Division panel ruled Wednesday. A lower court judge declined in March to release the testimony, citing longstanding principles of grand jury secrecy.
Survey Results Prompt Public Advocate To Call For Reform Of NYC Foster Care SystemLetitia James conducted a survey by setting up a hotline for foster parents, birth parents and children. She called the findings "disturbing."
Critics Sound Off After Bratton Says It's Difficult To Recruit Blacks To NYPDPolice Commissioner Bill Bratton was facing a backlash Wednesday over his assertion that the NYPD has a hard time recruiting African-American men as officers because many have arrest records.

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