Under the proposals, police could no longer arrest people for urinating in public, consuming alcohol in public, bicycling on a sidewalk, being in a park after dark, littering, failing to obey a sign and making excessive noise.
In 2013 — the most recent numbers available — 16,663 defendants couldn’t make bail of $2,000 or less, according to City Council data. And 6,327 people couldn’t make bail of $20 to $500.
Mark-Viverito, whose political positions are largely to the left of the famously liberal Mayor Bill de Blasio, has becoming a prominent voice — and Twitter pundit — on such issues as immigration and criminal justice reform.
New York City officials who launched the city’s municipal identification card, the nation’s largest program, did so with the hope of inspiring other cities to follow suit and offer IDs to those without them, including many immigrants living in the country illegally.
A memorial service Thursday is commemorating the one-year anniversary of a gas explosion in East Harlem that leveled two buildings and killed eight people.
Cardinal Edward Egan was eulogized from the Fifth Avenue pulpit where he once preached.
New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is using her first State of the City address to call for criminal justice reform.
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced Thursday that the new vests for NYPD cops will be one of the things council members will be pushing for in next year’s budget.
A massive manhunt had been under way for the suspects since Monday night’s shooting that happened around 10:30 p.m. on Tiebout Avenue.
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito showed her support for the NYPD on Tuesday.
An icy wind is blowing from the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association to City Hall, in the form of a letter directed at Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.
The New York City Council will formally direct the NYPD inspector general to investigate how the agency tracks, monitors and addresses abusive police conduct.
Long-delayed legislation to ban horse carriages in New York City is finally going to be introduced at the City Council next week.
Artyom Matusov filed a federal lawsuit against the council and its speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, on Wednesday.
The measure, supported by Mayor Bill de Blasio, would prohibit correction officials and police from handing over detainees to immigration officials.