Hart Island, Final Resting Place Of 1 Million, On Verge Of Becoming NYC Parks PropertyThe country's largest public cemetery is a step closer to being turned into a public park.
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.