New York City Council
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.
Activists have pushed for the NYPD to amend its policy and bring along specialized teams for calls involving emotionally disturbed people.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is suing to try to block a law that would make it easier to sue the NYPD over stop and frisks or other actions people claimed were discriminatory.
New York City restaurants will soon be paying lower fines for minor health department violations.
The bill would guarantee wages topping $20 an hour for building-services employees at properties that get more than $1 million in city subsidies or lease significant space to the city.
The City Council voted 47 to 1 to allow the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park to tear down two old stadiums that were built for the 1964 World’s Fair and build two new stadiums in their place.
The Garden had requested to operate at the site in perpetuity. The city planning commission recommended a 15-year extension.