New York Lawmaker Targets 'Knockout Game' With New BillRepublican Assemblyman Jim Tedisco of Schenectady said Thursday that his bill would make the violent game a gang assault with a sentence of up to 25 years. Youths would be charged as adults.
Councilwoman Brewer Wins Nomination For Manhattan Borough PresidentCity Councilwoman Gale Brewer (D-6th) emerged victorious Tuesday in the race for Manhattan borough president.
Bloomberg, Kelly Blast Judge's Stop-And-Frisk Ruling That Says Practice Violates RightsU.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin issued the ruling on Monday, but did not order an end to the practice. Instead, she has appointed an independent monitor to oversee changes.
City Council Committee Advances Bills For Storm PreparednessThe City Council Public Safety Committee on Tuesday approved a package of nine bills intended to improve emergency operations in the event of another superstorm striking the area.
City Council Considers Bill Punishing Buyers Of Counterfeit GoodsIf a proposed bill passes the City Council, customers caught buying these items could be punished with a fine of up to $1,000, or even prison time.
Food Industry Rallies Against Proposed NYC Foam Container Ban; Quinn Sees Measure PassingOpponents rallied on the steps of City Hall on Wednesday before a City Council meeting where the ban was to be introduced.
NYPD Reform Bills Headed For City Council Vote This MonthWith the blessing of Speaker Christine Quinn, a pair of bills designed to reform the NYPD are headed to a vote in the City Council this month.
City Council Holds Hearing On Series Of Tough Anti-Smoking MeasuresThe bills before the City Council would reduce the visibility and accessibility of cigarettes. The council's health committee took up debate Thursday on the proposals.
Report: 'Cookie Monster' Accused Of Shoving Child Rejects Plea DealOsvaldo Quiroz-Lopez, 33, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. He was arrested on April 7.
New York City Councilman Proposes Crackdown On Costumed CharactersNew York City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-22nd) introduced legislation Tuesday that would either ban or introduce tight regulations on costumed characters in New York City.
Mets 'Very Interested' In Bringing MLS To Citi Field; Politicians Speak OutCity Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. said on Thursday that the National League club is “very interested and fully capable” of bringing Major League Soccer to Citi Field, the New York Daily News reported on Thursday.
Councilman Vallone: More Parks Enforcement Officers Needed In QueensIf you love spending time in Queens parks, you might be interested in an interplanetary comparison.
Vallone Calls For Emergency Services Lane Along Queens BoulevardCouncilman Peter Vallone Jr. wants to designate one emergency lane in each direction along the entire 7.2 mile length of the boulevard.
NYC Councilman, Brothers Help Save Two Girls At NJ BeachThere were some scary moments at the Jersey Shore over the weekend after two little girls got caught in the strong undertow at Long Branch.
Local Officials Want State Law Banning Sex Offenders From Children's Reading RoomsThe push comes following an incident last month in which a convicted sex offender was accused of molesting two young girls in a public library in Flushing, Queens.