‘This Is What I Live For:’ Taxi Medallion Owners Hopeful That Help Is On The WayTaxi medallions used to be a hot commodity, but their values have plummeted, leaving many owners drowning in debt.
New York City Lawmakers Push For Universal After School ProgramsWith parents working longer hours, some New York City lawmakers are pushing for universal after school programs. Co-sponsor of the bill, Councilman Ben Kallos, joins CBSN New York to discuss the budget and benefits.
NYC Lawmakers Pushing To Overturn 1948 Law, Allow Drones To Do Building InspectionsCity officials are backing a plan to allow drones to inspect buildings. The move comes after an architect was tragically killed last week by falling facade from a building in Midtown.
New York City Approves Ban On Sale Of Flavored E-CigarettesSupporters of the ban say the flavors target kids, but adult users worry they will return to traditional tobacco.
NYC Lawmakers Propose 'Department Of Pedestrians' And Agency That Caters To Bicycles, ScootersThere could be two new city agencies coming our way. Local leaders have unveiled proposals that would dedicate a pair of offices just to pedestrians and bike safety.
As Vote To Ban Flavored Vaping Products Looms, NYC Users Warn They'll Go Back To SmokingThe numbers on the vaping crisis stand at 47 deaths reported nationwide. More than 2,200 people have been treated for illnesses.
New York City Bans The Sale Of Foie Gras, Will Punish Businesses Offering Food From Force-Fed AnimalsThey say producing the traditional French delicacy involves animal cruelty by force-feeding a bird through a tube pushed down its throat.
City Council Eyes Revamp Of The Way Commercial Waste Is Picked Up In NYCA battle is brewing over garbage in New York City.
City Council Votes To Discipline Councilman Andy King With 30 Day Suspension, $15,000 Fine, Monitor"I deplore his cowardice and disdain with which he treated his employees, the committee and this entire body," said City Council Speaker Corey Johnson.
Council Speaker Corey Johnson Says He Supports Banning Cars From Busy Crosstown StreetsJohnson told WNYC the city should consider making 34th and 42nd streets open to only buses and trucks, like the 14th Street busway that took effect earlier this month.
City Council Approves Controversial Plan To Replace Rikers With Borough-Based JailsAdvocates of the $8.7 billion plan say the smaller jails will encourage rehabilitation by moving inmates closer to their families and attorneys.
Mayor, City Council Announce Agreement To Close Rikers By 2026The mayor has proposed a $8.7 billion plan to replace the complex with four smaller jails in Boerum Hill, Kew Gardens, Lower Manhattan and Mott Haven.
Bill Requires Overnight Deliveries To City-Owned Buildings To Ease Congestion In ManhattanA council panel wants to mandate that city facilities, like big office buildings or courthouses, below 60th Street in Manhattan create a plan to accept deliveries only between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.
NYC To Consider Bill To Ban Sale Of Cellphone Location DataNo federal law specifically protects cellphone customers' location data.
NYC Council Members Call For Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza To Be FiredThe council members sent a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio saying Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza is diving the city.