De Blasio Administration Slammed Over Inaction On Vacant StorefrontsA dramatic increase in vacant storefronts has prompted a demand for city action.
Council Stopped Midtown Tower Project At Behest Of Wealthy Neighbors, Developer ClaimsConstruction on upscale condominiums has been stopped in its tracks on Manhattan's east side.
NYC Elementary Students Want City Council To Ban Toxic Pesticides In ParksThe PS 290 students made their voices heard in skit form Tuesday, supporting Intro 0800 -- a bill which calls for banning toxic pesticides in city parks and public spaces.
Former N.Y. State Senator, Convict Monserrate Hopes For Forgiveness, City Council SeatA convicted and disgraced politician is vying for a political comeback, but his past could stand in the way.
New York City Council Passes Bill To Raise Cigarette Pack Price To $13, Ban Sale In PharmaciesThe New York City Council on Wednesday passed a bill that will raise the minimum price of a pack of cigarettes to $13 and ban their sale in pharmacies.
City Council To Weigh Ban On Gay Conversion Therapy For Minors And AdultsThe New York City Council is looking to ban therapists from trying to turn gay kids straight.
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.

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