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Speaker of the New York City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYC Council Weighing Bills To Decriminalize Minor Offenses

Under the proposals, police could no longer arrest people for urinating in public, consuming alcohol in public, bicycling on a sidewalk, being in a park after dark, littering, failing to obey a sign and making excessive noise.

11 hours ago

This is the view from the sixth floor of 10 Hudson Yards. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NYC, Brookfield Properties Reach Agreement To Bring Living Wage Jobs To Hudson Yards

New York City and Brookfield Properties have reached a living wage agreement in the Hudson Yards District.

04/17/2015

Lola Moses (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Woman Who Lived Through The Holocaust Shares Inspiring Story Of Survival

Holocaust Remembrance Day is being commemorated around the region Thursday, including at the Yeshiva of Flatbush, where there will be a program with survivors.

04/16/2015

FILE -- Protester holds up a sign at a press conference held in an effort to extend the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act on September 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYC Leaders Urge Reauthorization Of Zadroga Act

City council members, members of NYPD and FDNY unions held a news conference and rally on the steps of City Hall Thursday to encourage Congress to reauthorize the Zadroga 9/11 Act.

04/16/2015

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his State of the City address at Baruch College on Feb. 3, 2015. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

De Blasio Tax Return Shows Gross Income Of $217,656

This Tax Day, Mayor Bill de Blasio released his tax returns for last year.

04/15/2015

Mayor De Blasio Talks to CBS2's Tony Aiello about controversial anti-cop video (CBS2)

New Street Sweepers To Play Role In de Blasio’s ‘Vision Zero’ Plan

As part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ‘Vision Zero’ plan the city is getting new street sweepers that will give drivers a better view of the road.

04/15/2015

FILE -- New York City Councilman Mark Treyger announces a biking safety bill at a news conference on the steps of City Hall on Nov. 13, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Council To Consider Ban On Texting While Biking

Councilman Mark Treyger told WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb that he wrote the legislation after witnessing a near disaster in his Brooklyn district.

04/15/2015

Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks on Monday, March 9. (Credit: CBS2)

De Blasio: I Need To See Hillary Clinton’s ‘Vision’ Before Giving An Endorsement

Top Democrats may be furious at Bill de Blasio for his world class snub of Hillary Clinton, but he’s standing his ground.

04/14/2015

St. Patrick's Cathedral (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Cardinal Dolan: Fundraising For St. Patrick’s Cathedral Renovations Surpasses $100 Million

Dolan said Monday at an Association for a Better New York breakfast that the Archdiocese’s efforts would not be as far along if it were not for its non-Catholic benefactors.

04/13/2015

The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by actor John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington. (credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Historian On 150th Anniversary Of Lincoln Assassination: Security Lapses Enabled Shooting

On April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington.

04/13/2015

Mayor De Blasio Discusses Use Of Police Body Cameras At Police Academy In Queens

Expert Questions Effectiveness Of Police Body Cams

News that some NYPD officers will soon be headed to Los Angeles to study police body cams has raised some questions of the program’s effectiveness.

04/10/2015

Crossing Guard (file / credit: Monika Graff/Getty Images)

NYC Officials Call For Higher Wages, Benefits For Crossing Guards

Elected city officials gathered on the steps of City Hall this week calling for funding for city crossing guards.

04/09/2015

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Sharpton, De Blasio Sound Off On Fatal Shooting Of South Carolina Man By Cop

Sharpton addressed the killing of Walter Scott at the beginning of his annual National Action Network conference in New York on Wednesday.

04/08/2015

FILE - A Prekindergarten class.  (Photo by Robert Benson/Getty Images for Knowledge Universe)

Some NYC Parents Upset As Half-Day Pre-K Programs Disappear

Some parents who favor half-day preschool complain they won’t have enough time with their children or that their kids will have trouble tolerating the six hours, 20 minutes of full-day pre-K.

04/08/2015

Councilman Jumaane Williams speaks at a rally calling for increasing the minimum wage and making more affordable housing available to shelter residents. (credit: VOCAL-NY/Twitter)

Advocates For The Homeless Call For Changes To Help End Crisis

Advocates and some elected officials rallied on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday, with some chanting “Housing is a right! Fight, fight, fight!”

04/07/2015

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