Coronavirus Update: Leaders In COVID-19 Hot Spots Say Pandemic Is Reflecting, Exacerbating Inequality In NYC"It is frustrating when I hear anyone say this does not discriminate because it erases the racially disparate impact of the coronavirus outbreak," Councilman Ritchie Torres said.
Coronavirus Update: New York Officials Among The COVID-19 InfectedNew York City Council Member Ritchie Torres announced Tuesday on Twitter that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
NYC Council Announces New Legislation To Help NYCHA Residents Dealing With MoldCity Council member Ritchie Torres says NYCHA has a history of not effectively addressing mold problems.
Councilman Suggests New Office To Help Puerto Ricans Transition To Life In New YorkCurrently, there are around 700,000 Puerto Ricans living here. Many more are relocating after natural disasters.
Investigation Underway After Boston Woman Books NYCHA Unit On AirbnbThe woman paid $90 a night to stay at Chelsea's Fulton Houses.
NYC Council Considers Bills To Force Shops To Accept Cash PaymentsThe New York City Council is considering a bill that would stop restaurants and retail businesses from refusing to accept payments in cash.
Council To Consider Ban On Cashless Businesses In NYCThe New York City Council has a proposal that would stop restaurants and retail businesses from refusing to accept payments in cash.
Ousted Department Of Investigation Commissioner Responds To Firing By Mayor De BlasioPeters says he was given the heave-ho by de Blasio after he repeatedly refused to deep six investigations that exposed the dark underbelly of de Blasio's administration.
Lawmaker Getting Tough On Businesses' Use Of Facial Recognition TechnologyA new wave of technology means store security cameras aren't just tracking crooks, they're also tracking you. A city councilman wants New Yorkers to know if and when a camera is watching.
'Man On A Mission:' Bronx Councilman Tackles Government Dysfunction As Head Of New Oversight CommitteeBronx City Councilman Ritchie Torres said he will hire professional investigators, some with prosecutorial experience, to tackle government dysfunction and bureaucracy.
NYCHA Chair Grilled Over Lapse In Lead Paint InspectionsShola Olatoye was on the hot seat Tuesday, facing questions from the City Council about the agency’s failure to properly inspect for lead paint in public housing.
Gay Councilman Slams De Blasio Administration For Not Doing Enough To Address LGBT Mental Health IssuesThe first openly gay official ever elected in the Bronx is blasting the de Blasio administration for not doing enough to fight mental illness in the LGBT community.
City Lawmakers Push For More Diversity In Public SchoolsCity Councilman Brad Lander is on board with leaders and activists supporting proposed laws to eliminate what he described as a segregated school system.
City Council Bill Would Make Gun Offender Registry PublicThe bill would also allow people to sign up for monthly emails to update them when gun offenders move into your neighborhood, officials said.
New City Councilman Reflects On Being First Openly Gay Bronx Elected OfficialThe City Council welcomed 21 new members at the swearing in ceremony Wednesday. One of the youngest members of the council is 25-year-old Ritchie Torres of the Bronx.