City Council Bill Would Allow New Yorkers To Identify Themselves As MultiracialLegislation 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.
NYC Councilwoman Margaret Chin Introducing Bill To Measure Noise PollutionCouncilwoman Margaret Chin's bill would require the city Department of Environmental Protection to install palm-size detectors to collect data on noise pollution.
City Council Passes Bill Doubling Fines For Landlords Found Guilty Of Harassing Tenants Tuesday's vote also forces those landlords to be publicly listed as offenders on the Department of Housing Preservation and Development's website.
Groundbreaking Held For More Modern South Street SeaportDevelopers said the new Seaport, slated to open in 2016, will drive the neighborhood's post-Sandy recovery.
NYC Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Reduce Use Of Plastic Bags 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.
Chinatown Residents Back In Rent-Controlled Apartments Following 2010 FireOne of the worst fires ever in Chinatown ravaged three apartment buildings in April 2010 and left 200 people homeless.
City Councilwoman Seeks Crackdown On Counterfeit Handbag BuyersKnockoff purse peddlers are a common sight on Canal Street in Lower Manhattan, but a City Councilwoman would like to see that change.
City Council Members Call For Brooklyn Bridge Path ExpansionThree New York City council members say something has to be done to handle Brooklyn Bridge's rising pedestrian and bike traffic.
Trial For 1st Of 8 Soldiers In Hazing Death Of Pvt. Danny Chen Begins In N.C.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.
City Council Committees Approve Revamped NYU Expansion Plan Protesters against the proposal rallied on the steps of City Hall Tuesday morning prior to the committee hearings.
NYC Lawmakers Want Lunar New Year To Be School HolidayMillions 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: Occupy Wall Street 'Really Hurting Small Businesses, Families'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.