City Council Sets Thursday Hearings For 'Right To Disconnect' BillNew York City Councilman Rafael Espinal wants to make sure everyone can unplug after hours.
NYC Pilot Program Hopes To Help Turn Basements, Cellars Into Affordable ApartmentsThe program is starting in East New York, Brooklyn, but could soon expand.
Councilman Proposes Bill That Would Grant New York City Workers Right To DisconnectThe proposed law would make it illegal for a company to require employees to access work email and other communications outside the office.
Espinal Proposes Nightlife Task Force, Takes Aim At City’s ‘Racist’ Cabaret LawNew York City Councilman Rafael Espinal (D-B) appeared with nightlife advocates, dancers, and employees to demand action a cabaret law that he slammed as ‘historically racist.’
New Legislation Takes Aim At Predatory Tactics In The Used Car IndustryCity officials announced new legislation Wednesday, that takes aim at unscrupulous used car dealers.
SantaCon Looks For New Home After Backing Out Of Bushwick PlansOrganizers of the annual SantaCon pub crawl are exploring their options after deciding against moving the party to Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Lawmakers To Introduce Legislation To Only Honor Immigration Detainers With Federal WarrantLawmakers say New York City's police and correction departments should not honor immigration detainers unless a federal judge has issued a warrant.
NYC Council Vote On Horse-Drawn Carriage Ban StalledNew York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito says the council may not vote to outlaw horse-drawn carriages any time soon.