NYC Council Bill Would Reduce Fines, Help Seniors And Disabled With Snow RemovalThe city should cut senior citizens and New Yorkers with disabilities a break if they don't shovel their sidewalks after a snowstorm, some lawmakers argued Thursday.
Candidates Square Off In Debate On Staten Island With Grimm’s Congressional Seat Up For GrabsCandidates running for Michael Grimm's vacated congressional seat debated in Staten Island on Tuesday night.
Councilman Vincent Gentile To Run On Democrats' Side For Rep. Grimm's Old SeatBrooklyn City Councilman Vincent Gentile (D-43rd) will be the Democratic candidate in the race for the vacant congressional seat that had been occupied by Michael Grimm.
Cuomo Expects To Meet Friday Deadline For Setting Election Date To Replace GrimmThe special election would decide the replacement for Michael Grimm, the Staten Island congessman who resigned last month after pleading guilty to tax evasion.
Judge To Cuomo: Set Special Election Date To Replace Grimm By FridayU.S. District Judge Jack B. Weinstein said he planned to set a date for a special election "as promptly as the law will allow" unless Cuomo sets his own date or justifies further delay through his lawyers in court Friday.
Replica Of Long-Lost Verrazzano Sculpture Unveiled In BrooklynThe unveiling was held at John J. Carty Park in Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn.
City Councilman Calls On Congress To Let Disabled Vets Use HOV LanesCity Councilman Vincent Gentile said he believes allowing disabled veterans access to HOV lanes is a nice way for New York City to show its appreciation to those who have sacrificed for the country.
City Council Moves To Eliminate 'Gotcha System' Of Restaurant InspectionsFines will go down overall, but the city will maintain the letter grading system implemented by former mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2010.
19 Arrests In Prostitution Crackdown At Brooklyn Massage ParlorsNineteen people have been arrested and a dozen Brooklyn massage parlors have been closed in a prostitution crackdown, authorities said.
Councilman: Bloomberg's Veto Of Jobless Discrimination Bill Will Not StandA New York City Councilman said he expects the Council to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of a bill that would have prevented employers from shunning out-of-work job-seekers.