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.
NYC Council To Look Into Food Delivery App FeesThe New York City council will be looking into the fees charged by food delivery apps, like Grubhub, that let people order food from local restaurants.
Farah Louis Wins Special Election To Fill Jumaane Williams' City Council SeatBrooklyn’s 45th District has a new City Council member this morning.
Special Election To Fill Jumaane Williams' City Council Seat TodayWilliams represented Brooklyn’s 45th District, which includes Flatbush, Flatlands, Midwood and Canarsie.
NYC First Lady McCray To Testify Before City Council About Thrive NYC ProgramCouncil Speaker Corey Johnson said he asked her to speak during a budget hearing on March 26.
NYC Council Speaker Delivers First 'State Of The City' Address, Offers New Option To Fix MTANew York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson delivered his first State of the City address Tuesday in Queens.
Supporters Rally For Diaz Sr. Amid Council Feud, Flap Over Comments On Gay CommunityA day after the New York City Council dissolved a committee chaired by Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr. as punishment for comments many called homophobic remarks, the councilman’s supporters rallied outside his office.