New York City Council
The mayor and the speaker sought to make it clear they were on the same page when it comes to Uber down the road.
The New York City Council is expected to vote on a measure that would number of new for-hire vehicle licenses.
Bratton told a City Council committee Monday that he’s against a package of nine bills that would impose new regulations on the nation’s largest police department.
Councilman Stephen Levin, D-Brooklyn, is sponsoring a bill he calls a “timeout.”
The fine for a first-time offense would skyrocket from $1,000 to $10,000 and the maximum penalty would be $50,000.
Developer SL Green Realty Corp. will invest about $220 million in critical improvements to Grand Central, allowing more trains to run during rush hour on the clogged 4-5-6 lines.
He will become the chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of Staten Island.
When it comes to minor offenses such as drinking in public and turnstile jumping, a City Council plan would result in tickets, not arrests.
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.
Councilman Mark Treyger told WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb that he wrote the legislation after witnessing a near disaster in his Brooklyn district.
Parents re-entering the work force may soon get help from New York City. A New bill introduced on Tuesday would provide free job training to parents trying to get back to work.
It began when high school students from the Bronx and Upper Manhattan stood up in the front row. They said their schools don’t have the same facilities and opportunities for athletics as mostly white schools.
Councilman Brad Lander, D-Brooklyn, said the bill would require retail and grocery stores to charge customers a dime for each single-use plastic bag.
On Sunday, the de Blasio administration released details from the mayor’s new budget proposal that authorizes an additional $70 million over the next five years to put more paramedics on the streets and dispatchers at call centers.