Legislation being introduced Tuesday would change dozens of official documents. They’d include applications for public housing and complaint forms with the city’s Commission on Human Rights.
Councilwoman Margaret Chin’s bill would require the city Department of Environmental Protection to install palm-size detectors to collect data on noise pollution.
Tuesday’s vote also forces those landlords to be publicly listed as offenders on the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s website.
Developers said the new Seaport, slated to open in 2016, will drive the neighborhood’s post-Sandy recovery.
The bill would require a surcharge be placed on all carryout bags provided at grocery and retail stores. The same charge would also apply to paper bags.
One of the worst fires ever in Chinatown ravaged three apartment buildings in April 2010 and left 200 people homeless.
Knockoff purse peddlers are a common sight on Canal Street in Lower Manhattan, but a City Councilwoman would like to see that change.
Three New York City council members say something has to be done to handle Brooklyn Bridge’s rising pedestrian and bike traffic.
The mother of a Chinese-American soldier testified Tuesday at the court martial of an army sergeant accused of hazing her son, who killed himself in Afghanistan.
Protesters against the proposal rallied on the steps of City Hall Tuesday morning prior to the committee hearings.
Millions of ethnic Chinese, Koreans and Vietnamese across Asia are ringing in the new Year of the Dragon with fireworks, feasting and family reunions. New York City also has a large Asian population.
Bloomberg said nobody has been a stronger defender of the protesters’ First Amendment rights than he’s been but he stresses he’s concerned about the rights of the people who live and work in lower Manhattan.
Chinatown has been hurting financially for the past decade and now the City Council may step in to get it back on track.
City Councilwoman Margaret Chin plans to introduce a bill making it illegal to purchase counterfeit designer merchandise. Violators could face a year in jail or a $1,000 fine.