Melissa Mark-Viverito

A screen grab of a video of a horse being chased by police in Manhattan. (credit: NYCLASS Ban Horse Carriages/YouTube)

Video Shows Police Cruisers Chasing Carriage Horse Through Manhattan

The video shows a carriage horse that got away from its handler and bolted up 11th Avenue with police in pursuit, the animal advocacy group NYCLASS said.

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New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito speaks at a news conference on Sept. 23, 2014, in which religious leaders and lawmakers denounced anti-Muslim ads being placed on New York City buses and at subway stations. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Politicians, Religious Leaders Denounce Anti-Muslim Bus Ads

Religious and political leaders of all faiths and backgrounds gathered on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday to denounce anti-Muslim ads set to appear on New York City buses and at subway stations.

09/23/2014

FILE PHOTO -- A carriage horse trots near Central Park on April 21, 2014. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Council Vote On Horse-Drawn Carriage Ban Stalled

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito says the council may not vote to outlaw horse-drawn carriages any time soon.

09/11/2014

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (Credit: Getty Images)

Bratton: Training On Tap For NYPD Officers In Wake Of Eric Garner Case

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says NYPD officers will get annual training on the use of force following the police custody death of Eric Garner on Staten Island.

09/08/2014

Revelers march in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade along Fifth Ave in Manhattan on March 17, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Gay Group To March In NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Organizers of the world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade say they’re ending a ban and allowing a gay group to march under its own banner for the first time.

09/03/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Ted Cruz Bashes The Bronx; NYC Officials Fire Back

Bronx officials fired back Sunday after Sen. Ted Cruz took a shot at the Bronx during a speech to a conservative group.

08/31/2014

Melissa Mark-Viverito (Credit: Getty Images)

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Tweets HPV Low Grade Dysplasia, ‘#Whew’

Mark-Viverito, 45, took to Twitter Sunday to disclose she has the common sexually transmitted disease, which can lead to cancer.

08/22/2014

Melissa Mark-Viverito (Credit: Getty Images)

Melissa Mark-Viverito Admits To Worrying About Biopsy Results Following HPV Diagnosis

Mark-Viverito, 45, announced Sunday on Twitter that she has the common sexually transmitted disease that can lead to cancer.

08/19/2014

Funeral Held For Eric Garner, Staten Island Man That Died After Police Put In Chokehold

Sharpton To Officers In Eric Garner Case: ‘When Does Your Morality Kick In?’

The Rev. Al Sharpton gave a passionate speech Wednesday evening, as friends, family members, and community leaders came together to remember Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who who died while in police custody after a struggle.

07/23/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito celebrate the city budget deal on Thursday, June 19. (Credit: CBS 2)

Mayor Bill De Blasio, City Council Agree On $75 Billion Budget Plan

New York City lawmakers have agreed on a $75 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

06/19/2014

Melissa Mark-Viverito (Credit: Getty Images)

Speaker Mark-Viverito: Rent Freeze Is Needed For Struggling NYC Tenants

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on Monday called on the Rent Guidelines Board to approve a rent freeze for New York City residents with rent-regulated apartments.

06/16/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Sen. Charles Schumer and others gather for the state of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 8, 2014, in Manhattan. (Credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Leads His 1st Puerto Rican Day Parade

Hundreds of thousands of marchers and onlookers packed the avenue on a warm sunny day. The theme of this year’s parade was “One Nation, Many Voices.”

06/08/2014

A pedestrian crosses a street on Broadway at one of the deadliest intersections in Manhattan on February 18, 2014. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Council To Vote On Traffic Safety Legislation

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said the council will vote on 17 bills and resolutions that complement Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” plan.

05/29/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio Unveils $73.9 Billion Budget

Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his first executive budget Thursday, a $73.9 billion proposal in line with his reflexively liberal vision of greater government involvement for the less fortunate.

05/08/2014

Ruben Wills' booking photo (credit: Handout)

Queens Councilman Ruben Wills Arrested In Corruption Probe

An indictment unsealed in Queens Criminal Court on Wednesday charges Wills, a Democrat, with a dozen crimes. They include scheme to defraud, grand larceny and falsifying business records.

05/07/2014

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