If successful, a lawsuit by city officials and activists would be a setback for countless charter school students, some parents say.
With New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio sworn in, attention turns to the second most powerful position in New York City. Members of the City Council will vote next week to select a speaker.
Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito says she will be the next City Council speaker.
Seven council members attended a forum Wednesday night as they vie to fill a position that could provide key support — and potentially fierce opposition — to incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Councilman Fernando Cabrera called having the flag on a beer can “an absolute insult to all Puerto Ricans.”
Three times a week, the $45 Real Bronx Tours bus ride took visitors past food-pantry lines, a housing project and a park a guide described as a pickpocket hangout.
The city and police violated demonstrators’ free speech rights, used excessive force, arrested protesters on dubious charges and interfered with journalists’ and council members’ efforts to observe what was going on, the four City Council members and others say in the federal civil rights suit.
City council members, advocates and venders rallied in front of City Hall Tuesday morning complaining about $1,000 penalties vendors say is a big hit to their modest incomes.
Councilwoman Letitia James says while the hoodie is a simple article of clothing, it “has become a powerful symbol of protest.”
New York City’s top cop was grilled Thursday during a City Council committee hearing over the NYPD’s controversial surveillance of Muslim communities and stop and frisks.
The report, which focused on neighborhoods on Manhattan’s East Side, found that children are most often struck by drivers near public housing.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is hearing it from upstate and downstate. Protesters, politicians, and union leaders want him to extend the millionaire’s tax.
New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly has ordered his officers to stop arresting people for possessing small amounts of marijuana.
There is a new effort to give New York City residents a louder voice in how the city should spend some of their tax dollars.
Demonstrators rallied down the street from New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s home on Wednesday to protest what they call the illegal arrests of mainly black and Hispanics for possessing marijuana.