City Council Considers Major New Crackdowns On Smoking In NYCEarlier this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new push to cut down on smoking and vaping – including new taxes and license requirements. Now the City Council is considering going well beyond that.
Lawmakers Join Tenants, Advocates At Rally Against ‘Construction Harassment’Residents at a Bronx apartment building said they're living a nightmare -- harassed and forced to live in deplorable conditions.
Council Bill Would Prevent Businesses From Automatically Renewing ContractsHave you ever joined a gym in January? You might get what seems like a good deal, until you don't use the membership.
City Council Proposes Hit-And-Run Alerts Following Death Of Popular DJNew York City Councils is calling for a new alert system to help bring hit-and-run drivers to justice after the death of a popular Latin DJ in December 2016.
New York City Council Considers Doubling Number Of Street Vendor PermitsThe Street Vendor Modernization Act would gradually double the number of permits over the course of seven years, allowing for 600 more street vendors each year.
New York City Council Approves Resolution Condemning IslamophobiaThe resolution, put forth by Daneek Miller (D-27th), comes in response to an increase in violence against the Muslim community.
City Council Fighting For Civilians' Right To Record Police Encounters New York council members are fighting for civilians right to record police activity.
Chatelain: Knocking Smokeless Tobacco Out Of The Park Is Long OverdueThe players' union has been the roadblock in ridding the big leagues of the substance, and it's no wonder why: Many players are hooked on the stuff.
New York City Council Members Cracking Down On Illegal Airbnb Activity City council members are working on their next step after a surprising study on Airbnb.
City Council Wants Additional $10G Added To Wage Hike ProposalThe proposal would boost council members' salaries to $148,500 -- a $36,000 raise from their current $112,500 a year paycheck.
In Wake Of Convictions, NY Pols Consider Full-Time Legislative JobsThe New York City Council is considering whether to turn some legislative positions into full-time jobs, without outside compensation.
NYC Council Bill Would Reduce Fines, Help Seniors And Disabled With Snow RemovalThe city should cut senior citizens and New Yorkers with disabilities a break if they don't shovel their sidewalks after a snowstorm, some lawmakers argued Thursday.