New York City Council

Ariel Russo (Handout)

City Council Passes Emergency-Response Bill In Honor Of Girl Killed By SUV

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.

12/10/2013

Council member-elect Laurie Cumbo (Credit: lauriecumbo2013.com)

Council Member-Elect’s Comments On ‘Knockout Game’ Draw Ire

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.

12/05/2013

Electronic Cigarette BIG DL

City Council To Mull E-Cigarette Indoor Smoking Ban

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.

11/27/2013

A girl texts on her phone. (credit: CBS 2)

OMG, New York City Council OKs Text Donations For Elections

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.

11/26/2013

A Right of Way's speed limit sign on Prospect Park West (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Safety Group’s Speed Limit Signs Look Official

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.

11/24/2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, right, talks with Councilman Jumaane Williams on Aug. 22, 2013. Williams is one of seven council members vying to replace Quinn as speaker. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Council Members Make Their Pitches To Be Next Speaker

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.

11/20/2013

The midtown New York City skyline, including the Empire State Building, is seen from the air over New York   (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

City Council Won’t Pass Midtown East Rezoning Before Bloomberg Leaves Office

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.

11/12/2013

Ballots go through voting machine (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Local Officials Rally For ‘Better, Smarter, Fairer’ Instant Runoff Voting

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.

10/02/2013

Verrazano Narrows Bridge (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

City Council Candidate: Bike Lanes Would Prevent Suicides On Verrazano Bridge

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.

09/27/2013

Dustin Grose speaks at rally calling on NYPD to change policy in dealing with emotionally disturbed people, Sept. 25, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Experts, Lawmakers Want Changes To NYPD Response To Emotionally Disturbed People

Activists have pushed for the NYPD to amend its policy and bring along specialized teams for calls involving emotionally disturbed people.

09/25/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Edward Reed)

Bloomberg Files Suit Against NYPD Oversight Measure

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.

09/03/2013

Restaurant Fine Reductions

City Council Poised To Modify Restaurant Grading System To Lower Some Fines

New York City restaurants will soon be paying lower fines for minor health department violations.

08/18/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

Judge Backs Bloomberg’s Rejection Of Prevailing Wage Measure

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.

08/05/2013

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (file/credit: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

US Open Site Wins Approval For $500 Million Expansion Plan

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.

07/25/2013

Madison Square Garden (credit: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

MSG Given 10-Year Permit Extension; Vote Indicates Arena May Be Forced To Move

The Garden had requested to operate at the site in perpetuity. The city planning commission recommended a 15-year extension.

07/24/2013

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