New York City Council Mulling Bill That Would Allow Restaurant Surcharges To Continue After Pandemic EndsDuring the pandemic you may have noticed an extra service fee added on to your restaurant bill. Those surcharges could be here to stay.
Will 'Petty Squabble' Between De Blasio, Cuomo Derail Increase In Vouchers For Homeless People?The New York City Council took a dramatic step to help homeless families find permanent homes, but Mayor Bill de Blasio hinted he might not sign the bill. 
New York City Council Approves Measure To Expand Housing Voucher ProgramThe legislation raises the vouchers to federal levels to align with Section 8, the country's most successful rental assistance voucher.
New York City Council Passes Bill Requiring Department Of Education To Develop Food Waste Prevention PlanIn June 2020, CBS2 political reporter Marcia Kramer told us about $800,000 worth of food meant for New York City's students left in a warehouse when schools closed because of the pandemic.
Homeless Services Head Steven Banks Defends NYC's Process Of Getting Vulnerable People Off The StreetsMayor Bill de Blasio's point man on the city's homeless services on Monday defended the agency's work trying to get vulnerable people off the streets.
New York City Council Passes Bill Mandating IRAs For Small Business WorkersEmployees will be automatically enrolled with 5% of their wages going into their retirement fund. They can adjust the amount or opt-out. Gig workers are allowed to opt-in, too.
New York City Council Votes To Make Open Streets Program PermanentNew York City's Open Streets program is here to stay. The City Council voted to keep certain roads closed to traffic at least part-time
New York City Council Taking On 'Mental Health Deserts' In Communities Of ColorThe recent rash of violent attacks in the city is raising questions about mental illness and crime.
New York City Council Approves Package Of Police Reform Bills After Voting To End Qualified Immunity For OfficersThe legislation will either improve the NYPD or hamper it, depending on who you ask.
New York City Ends Qualified Immunity For Police Officers, Becoming 1st In Nation To Do SoThe protection has prevented officers from being sued or liable for misconduct.
Almost 3 Years After Movie Set Fire Took Life Of FDNY Firefighter, City Council Set To Vote On New RegulationsIt was March 22, 2018, when fire erupted at an old jazz club being used as the set for the film “Motherless Brooklyn.” Thirty-seven-year-old firefighter Michael Davidson went in and gave his life fighting the fire.