Speaker Christine Quinn

Speaker Christine Quinn (credit: CBS 2)

Backers To Push For Plan To Allow Anti-Stop-And-Frisk Lawsuits Without Quinn’s Support

A proposal to make it easier to sue over police stop and frisks is setting has set a stage for an unusual drama in New York City politics, as backers said Wednesday they would press to get it passed despite opposition from City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.

04/24/2013

Erick Salgado (credit: Facebook)

Staten Island Democrat Salgado Joins NYC Mayor’s Race

The community leader and Staten Island resident made the announcement at a City Hall press conference on Thursday.

04/04/2013

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Controversial NYC Jobless-Discrimination Bill Vetoed By Bloomberg

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said the council would soon override the veto of the measure, which would have made the city the fourth place in the nation to ban job ads that say unemployed applicants won’t qualify.

02/22/2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn delivers the 2013 State of the City address. (credit: City Council via Flickr)

Quinn Delivers State Of The City Address, De Blasio Calls It ‘Kabuki Theater’

The City Council speaker spoke to a packed Council chamber and was interrupted by applause many times.

02/11/2013

City officials, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg, at the symbolic groundbreaking for the new site of Beacon High School. (credit: Spencer T Tucker via Flickr)

City Officials Break Ground At New Site Of Beacon High School

The former library warehouse will be converted into 50 classrooms to go along with an auditorium and other school amenities, including Wi-Fi, science labs, art suites, and a dark room.

08/13/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg - Apr 9, 2012 (credit: Kristen Artz / Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg: New York City’s 2013 Budget Proposal Contains No New Taxes

Most New York City taxpayers will be cheering the $68.7 billion budget because although it has some revenue shortfalls, the mayor won’t be dipping his hands into your pockets to find the funds.

05/03/2012

Two men walk near an apartment complex in Harlem on December 3, 2008. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Lawmakers, Tenants Call For Overhaul Of NYC’s Rent Guidelines Board

Saying the Rent Guidelines Board is stacked against renters, politicians and tenants rallied on the steps of City Hall Monday in support of state measure that would give the City Council veto power over the mayor’s nominees on the board.

04/16/2012

Homeless Person in New York City (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Court Rules Single NY’ers Don’t Have To Prove Homelessness

Tuesday’s decision in Manhattan’s State Supreme court is in response to a proposal that would have required people to show they’re truly homeless, with documents if possible.

02/21/2012

Alternate Side Parking ('Sugar Pond' via Flickr.com)

City Council Votes To Give Grace Period For Muni-Meter Parking, End Alternate Side Violation Stickers

City Council has passed what they’re calling a fair parking legislative package consisting of three bills aimed at making parking a little easier in New York City.

01/19/2012

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall - New York, NY (file / credit: Mayor's Office)

City Council Formally Passes $66 Billion Budget With No Teacher Layoffs

After a contentious budget session, lawmakers said they would not give the city’s teachers their first pink slips since the economic crisis of the 1970s.

06/29/2011

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City Council Passes Bill To Change Alternate-Side Parking Rules

Under the bill, if a community keeps its streets clean for two consecutive years and gets a 90 percent cleanliness grade, the local community board would have the option of reducing its street cleaning to once a week.

04/28/2011

City Council Wants US To Invest In Bedbug Fight

With the EPA convening a National Bedbug Summit Tuesday, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and several council members called on federal officials to put money into initiatives to fight the pests.

02/01/2011

Toilet (File Photo/AP)

NYC To Lift Restrictions On Dual-Flush Toilets

It looks like a whole new bowl game is in the works for New Yorkers when they go to the john.

10/13/2010

Jessica Lappin and Christine Quinn discuss the bill at a news conference (Photo/William Alatriste)

City Council Takes Aim At Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Councilwoman Jessica Lappin, has sponsored a bill aimed at facilities she charged were nothing more than anti-choice centers masquerading as health clinics.

10/12/2010