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City Council Calls For New Yorkers To Bring Own Bags To Supermarkets, Department Stores

It gives new meaning to the four letter word “tote.” New Yorkers will have to shoulder the burden of bringing their own bags to a vast array of supermarkets and department stores — or pay a 10-cent fee for each and every bag — paper or plastic.

03/25/2014

Separation of church and state

Church And State Battle Brewing As NYC Mulls Kicking Worship Services Out Of Schools

Since 2002, churches in New York City have been holding worship services in public school buildings. But that’s about to come to an end and religious leaders are upset.

02/02/2012

NYC underground water pipe

NYC May Lessen Burden On Homeowners, Change Policy On Underground Water Leaks

For generations, in New York City if there’s a water leak below ground, in front of your house, it’s been your responsibility to pay for the repair, even if it’s in the street. But that policy may soon change.

09/13/2011

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Legislation Proposed That Would Force All 5 Boroughs To Sterilize Cats

Tens of thousands of stray cats in New York City could soon be under the control of a spay and neuter program. The City Council is expected to vote on legislation that would require all five boroughs to begin sterilizing cats.

07/29/2011

The 9/11 memorial is seen at Ground Zero from Chopper 880 - New York, NY - May 5, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

NYC 9/11 Memorial Museum May Charge $20 Admission

Visitors to the museum at the national 9/11 memorial could be required to pay an entrance fee of about $20, though victims’ relatives will always be able to enter for free, the president and CEO of the memorial foundation said Thursday.

06/16/2011

Chelsea homeless shelter

Homeless Shelter Fight Brewing In Lower Manhattan

Controversy over a new homeless shelter has neighbors choosing sides in Chelsea. The fight isn’t about where the shelter is being built, but whether the people building it were honest about their plans.

05/24/2011

Mayor Bloomberg and the FDNY

Bloomberg Relents, Releases List Of Fire Houses Facing Ax

Michael Bloomberg has apparently caved-in to threats of legal action by the City Council. On Wednesday, the mayor released the list of the 20 fire companies that could be closed.

05/18/2011

A police car is seen in a pedestrian plaza at Times Square - New York, NY - Oct 5, 2010 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

City Councilman: Baghdad’s Roads Better Than Many In NYC

There was a contentious hearing Tuesday on NYC’s controversial pedestrian plaza program. One city councilman demanded that the Department of Transportation get back to basics and fix roads.

05/04/2011

Motorized bicycles

New Yorkers Fed Up With ‘Motorized Bicycles’

There’s a new type of vehicle on New York City streets and sidewalks that slips through the cracks of city and state regulations. And it turns out both pedestrians and politicians are demanding action.

02/08/2011

NYC alternate side of the street parking sign

Alternate Side Parking Relief On The Way?

It’s a way of life in New York City that can be both time consuming and frustrating. Who hasn’t sat in their car for 90 minutes trying to hold on to the perfect spot?

11/04/2010

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn - File / Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images for City Harvest, Inc.

Taxing Times: NYC Property Tax Hike Coming

There is no mercy for New York City taxpayers. Word came Thursday of yet another property tax hike.

10/28/2010

Bed bugs

Bed Bugs Continue To Mystify New York City

As the bed bug problem grows, there is a new effort to exterminate the problem. It’s a battle that’s bugging New York City. However, the solutions aren’t simple.

10/20/2010