New York State Senator Calls For End To Cash BailAn attempt has been launched to end cash bail in New York state, with opponents saying it unfairly discriminates against the poor who get locked up when they cannot pay.
N.Y. State Lawmaker's Bill Would Bar Port Authority From Enforcing Trump Travel BanNew York State Sen. Michael Gianaris is introducing legislation to bar the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey from expending any resources to help the federal government enforce President Donald Trump’s travel ban.
Queens Residents Fed Up With Apparent Unsafe Dutch Kills Traffic ConditionsJust off of the Queensboro Bridge in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City cars zip by and motorists shout at each other, some cause accidents, others take their driving off-road.
Report: Community Board Votes No For Bikini Bar In QueensA community board has voted against plans for a bar featuring waitresses clad only in bikinis in Queens, according to a published report.
Local Leaders React To Fatal Shooting Near Empire State BuildingThe incident, which comes less than two weeks after a knife-wielding man was shot dead by police in Times Square, is prompting some local leaders to call for stricter gun law
NY Lawmakers Want Passenger Advocate At AirportsU.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and state Sen. Michael Gianaris of Queens want the Transportation Security Administration to create the position at all airports.
NY Senate Dems, Citing More Votes, Push GOPDemocrats in New York's Senate say election records show they received 240,000 more votes than the Republicans in the 2010 elections, proving the GOP majority must embrace nonpartisan redrawing of election districts -- again.