NYC Council Subcommittee Votes To Close Rikers Island, Open Borough-Based JailsRikers Island is another step closer to being closed. On Wednesday, a city council subcommittee voted 5-1 to close Rikers and open four smaller borough-based jails.
CBS2 Has Look At What Funding Is Part Of New York City's Newly Agreed To $92.8 Billion BudgetNew York City will become the first city to directly fund abortions. The new $92.8 billion budget agreement allocates $250,000 for abortion access for low-income women.
NYC Expected To Approve GPS Tracking For School BusesAfter decades of delay, the city council is poised to pass legislation that will mandate GPS tracking on all school buses, so parents can see exactly where their kids are.
Council Speaker Rips Into Board Of Elections Head Over Big Apple's Election Day FiascoCalled on the carpet and excoriated, the executive director of the city's beleaguered Board of Elections felt the City Council's wrath following a long list of Election Day problems.
NYC Council Members Voting For Salary Increase To $148,000 A YearMembers of the New York City Council are expected to vote next week to raise their pay to $148,500 a year.
Hecklers Disrupt Police Commissioner Bratton's NYC Council TestimonyHecklers disrupted hearings Thursday morning as Police Commissioner Bill Bratton talked budget with the City Council.
NYPD Commissioner Considering Granting Amnesty To 1.2 Million Low-Level OffendersPolice Commissioner Bill Bratton is behind a controversial proposal to grant amnesty to more than 1 million people with open warrants for low-level offenses. But some experts worry it could cause crime to skyrocket.
Firefighters Union Blasts City Hall Over What It Says Is A Discriminatory Disability PolicyThe feelings were so intense, the passions so high that hundreds of firefighters showed up at City Hall on Monday to send a message to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Pandemonium Inside NYC Council: Protesters Shout Down Bratton Over Requested NYPD HiresIt started small, with one woman screaming “It’s a lie!” in the direction of Commissioner Bratton as he started testifying about the NYPD budget.
NYC Council To Take Up Issue Of Wet Wipes Clogging Sewer SystemFlushing wt wipes down the toilet can wreak havoc on plumbing and sewer systems. But there may soon be action taken in New York City to solve the problem.
Bill Requiring Cops To Get Consent For Some Searches Riles Up NYPDA new bill to be introduced Thursday in the City Council has angered many in the NYPD. It calls for officers to get consent before they conduct some searches.
New York City Speed Limit To Officially Drop To 25 MPH On Nov. 7Get ready to slow down on city streets. For the first time in more than 50 years the City Council has voted to lower the speed limit.
City Council Calls For New Yorkers To Bring Own Bags To Supermarkets, Department StoresIt gives new meaning to the four letter word "tote." New Yorkers will have to shoulder the burden of bringing their own bags to a vast array of supermarkets and department stores -- or pay a 10-cent fee for each and every bag -- paper or plastic.
Church And State Battle Brewing As NYC Mulls Kicking Worship Services Out Of SchoolsSince 2002, churches in New York City have been holding worship services in public school buildings. But that's about to come to an end and religious leaders are upset.
NYC May Lessen Burden On Homeowners, Change Policy On Underground Water LeaksFor generations, in New York City if there's a water leak below ground, in front of your house, it's been your responsibility to pay for the repair, even if it's in the street. But that policy may soon change.