New York City Council
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has made the unusual and bold decision to forcefully interject himself into the race for City Council speaker.
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.
Just like sex offenders must register on a list, animal abusers in New York City could have to do the same under legislation passed this week by the City Council and headed to the mayor’s desk.
Christine Quinn said she was honored and proud to serve the council as speaker for eight years. Thursday was the final City Council meeting of the year and Quinn will no longer serve beginning in 2014.
New York City lawmakers paved the way Thursday for an eventual ban on plastic foam containers.
Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito says she will be the next City Council speaker.
The New York City Council passed legislation Tuesday honoring a 4-year-old girl who was struck and killed by a sport utility vehicle in June.
Brooklyn Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo recently said on Facebook that she believes the attacks against Jews in that area are related to a sense of resentment.
The bill’s sponsors say allowing e-cigarettes in places where tobacco cigarettes are banned threatens “effective enforcement” of the smoking ban and sends the wrong message to children that smoking is safe.
The City Council voted Tuesday to allow residents to donate via text message. Under the bill, which must be signed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a voter could use their phones to give up to $99 to a candidate in an election cycle.
A group advocating to lower speed limits in New York City has posted signs along Prospect Park West in Brooklyn. The signs, however, look an awful lot like official speed limit signs.
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.
The plan, which would have rezoned a 73-block area around Grand Central Terminal, has been the subject of weeks of contentious debate as the clock tickets down to the expiration of Bloomberg’s third and final term at year’s end.
Elected officials pointed to the $13 million price tag to hold Tuesday’s public advocate runoff election that saw very low voter turnout as a reason to change the current procedure.
The MTA said a host of issues including the cost, high winds and the weight of the suspension cables would all need to be a part of a feasibility study which would not begin until next year or later.