The New York City Council is holding hearings on how to improve relations between NYPD officers and residents of the city’s minority neighborhoods.
New York City lawmakers are taking a hard look at the quality of health care inmates receive at the Rikers Island jail complex and whether the city should renew a $126.6 million contract with a private health provider.
City Councilman Jumaane Williams and other advocates argue with 60,000 people in city shelters right now, that number will spike if rent protections are not strengthened.
NYC Considers Bill Requiring Doctors At All Youth Football Games, Practices To Protect Athletes From Concussions
What City Councilman Stephen Levin of Brooklyn is proposing is requiring a doctor at every youth football game, and a doctor or athletic trainer at any practice involving tackling.
There was bedlam at the New York City Council on Thursday. Demonstrators disrupted a deeply moving and symbolic vote, but protest organizers say it wasn’t supposed to happen that way.
New York City regulators say an apartment building blocks from Times Square has been turned into a de facto hotel, and they’re suing to put a stop to it.
City council members are looking at how Airbnb and other home-rentals affect New York’s economy and housing market.
As Mayor Bill de Blasio tries to heal the rift with police, he may find himself up against the City Council.
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced Thursday that the new vests for NYPD cops will be one of the things council members will be pushing for in next year’s budget.
Officials with the ride-sharing service Uber defended the operation with city council members Monday morning.
The New York City Council has been determined to reform the NYPD, but the murder of two officers last month — and the shooting of two more this week — have created deep divisions about how to do it.
One bill, with the majority of members as co-sponsors, would criminalize chokeholds.
Exterior and interior lighting issues are expected to come up at the City Council hearing Tuesday morning.
The New York City Council will formally direct the NYPD inspector general to investigate how the agency tracks, monitors and addresses abusive police conduct.
The New York City Council is considering bill Monday that would ban horse-drawn carriage rides in the city. Supporters and opponents, meanwhile, were staging rallies on the steps of City Hall.