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.
City Council Legislation Aims To Tackle Racial And Gender Discrimination In Health CareSupporters say bias in health care is highlighted in high Black maternal mortality rates, a disproportionate impact of COVID on communities of color and mistrust about getting the COVID vaccine.
Queens Residents Test Out New Ranked-Choice Voting In Special ElectionThe 24th District represents several neighborhoods in Queens, including Kew Gardens Hills, Fresh Meadows and Jamaica.
COVID In New York City: Councilman Treyger Working On Plan To Get Homebound Seniors Their Vaccine ShotsWith New York City facing a COVID-19 vaccine supply shortage, some of its most vulnerable seniors have been unable to get their shot. One lawmaker is trying to change that.
Schools: The New Normal | NYC Council Working On Fixes For Students In Danger Of Failing Remote Learning CoursesTens of thousands of New York City students are in jeopardy of getting a failing grade for not finishing their online course work.
City Council Meets With Pfizer Reps, Hospital Officials And Patient Advocates To Discuss COVID Vaccine PlanThere are plenty of questions when it comes to the COVID vaccine, including timing, who gets it first, and where it will be handed out.
Digital Divide: NYC Department Of Education Says More Devices For Students Won't Arrive For At Least Another MonthAt least 60,000 New York City public school students still do not have an iPad or Chromebook, months after the pandemic first started and just days after city public schools went all-remote for the second time this calendar year.
New York City Council Considering Bill Requiring Shared Moped Companies To Implement More Safety PrecautionsThis summer, the ride-share company Revel shut down service for two weeks following the deaths of three riders, including CBS2 reporter Nina Kapur.
New York City Council Members Demand Student Attendance Records From Education Officials; 'This Is Not A Game'There were many questions, few answers and a whole lot of frustration at a New York City Council hearing.
City Council Holds Virtual Hearing On School Health, Safety; Data Shows Lower Attendance, Engagement Among Black And Hispanic StudentsData from last spring shows attendance and engagement were nearly eight times more likely to be lower at schools where at least half the student population were Black and Hispanic.
City Council Approves Extending Outdoor Dining Program, Use Of HeatersThursday marked a major step forward for outdoor dining.
New York City Council Committee Approves Bill Allowing Electric, Propane Heaters For Outdoor DiningRestaurant owners have complained about restrictions on propane.
Struggling Artists Hopeful City Council Will Allow Outdoor Performances In Public Spaces With Program Similar To 'Open Streets'Theaters have been dark since the spring, but the spotlight is on a new plan that could allow shows to move outdoors.
New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson Drops Out Of 2021 Mayoral Race, Discusses DepressionIn a statement, Johnson cited personal challenges and opened up about depression.
New York City Council Approves Optional 10% Restaurant Surcharge FeeThere is some relief coming for New York City restaurants struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.