New York City Council

Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and other officials during a briefing on IDNYC on July 27, 2015. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

De Blasio, Mark-Viverito Make Nice After Uber Spat

The mayor and the speaker sought to make it clear they were on the same page when it comes to Uber down the road.

07/27/2015

De Blasio's Uber App Feature

Uber App Debuts ‘De Blasio’ Feature To Rip Possible Vehicle Limits In NYC

The New York City Council is expected to vote on a measure that would number of new for-hire vehicle licenses.

07/16/2015

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (credit: Getty Images)

Commissioner Bratton To City Council: NYPD Reform Bills Aren’t Necessary

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.

06/29/2015

A sticker with the Uber logo is displayed in the window of a car. (Credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

NYC Council Proposes Bill Restricting Number Of Uber, Other For-Hire Cars

Councilman Stephen Levin, D-Brooklyn, is sponsoring a bill he calls a “timeout.”

06/24/2015

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City Council Bill Takes Aim At Illegal Airbnb Rentals

The fine for a first-time offense would skyrocket from $1,000 to $10,000 and the maximum penalty would be $50,000.

06/10/2015

One Vanderbilt / 1 Vanderbilt

City Council Approves Skyscraper Near Grand Central In Exchange For Transit Hub Work

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.

05/28/2015

New York City Councilman Vincent Ignizio (credit: CBS2)

New York City Council Minority Leader Vincent Ignizio To Resign

He will become the chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of Staten Island.

05/15/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

De Blasio Opposes City Council Plan To Decriminalize Minor Offenses

When it comes to minor offenses such as drinking in public and turnstile jumping, a City Council plan would result in tickets, not arrests.

04/23/2015

Speaker of the New York City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYC Council Weighing Bills To Decriminalize Minor Offenses

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.

04/20/2015

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NYC Council Speaker Wants City To Cover Bail For Poor, Low-Level Defendants

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.

04/15/2015

FILE -- New York City Councilman Mark Treyger announces a biking safety bill at a news conference on the steps of City Hall on Nov. 13, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Council To Consider Ban On Texting While Biking

Councilman Mark Treyger told WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb that he wrote the legislation after witnessing a near disaster in his Brooklyn district.

04/15/2015

A new bill would provide training for city parents who are trying to get back into the workforce. (Credit: CBS2)

Bill Could Provide Boost To City Parents Trying To Re-Enter The Work Force

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.

03/31/2015

New York City Hall (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Students Protest Over Facilities, Athletic Opportunities At City Council Hearing

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.

03/25/2015

Photo Credit Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

NYC Council Members Make Push For Plastic Bag Legislation

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.

03/24/2015

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his State of the City address at Baruch College on Feb. 3, 2015. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

De Blasio Hammers Out Conservative Budget Amid Fears Of State, Federal Cuts

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.

02/09/2015

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