Controversial City Council member drops out of Harlem race
Kristin Richardson Jordan, who represents Harlem's 9th Council District, announced that she would be dropping out of the race following a turbulent first few years in office.
NYC capping fees for outdoor dining program
The City Council plans to cap fees for outdoor dining, benefitting smaller restaurants that relied on outdoor dining to stay afloat during the pandemic.
New NYC bill aims to base parking ticket fines on a violator’s income
The proposed bill could potentially make people with higher incomes pay more for the same parking violations as someone who gets paid less.
City council passes guinea pig sales ban in NYC
The bill would not prohibit the adoption of the popular pets from local animal shelters and rescue groups.
Mayor Adams launches plan to combat e-bike battery fires
So far this year, lithium-ion batteries have caused 45 fires and killed three people, according to the FDNY.
New York City Council propose e-bike charging stations at fire, police stations
The proposal comes amid a rise in fires sparked by e-bike batteries.
NYC: one billion dollars in unpaid water bills
The city is sounding the alarm over one billion dollars in unpaid water bills.
Childcare would be free for all kids up to age 5 under City Council proposal
Families currently have to make less than about $82,000 a year to qualify for city-funded daycare centers. If you don’t, you have to go to private daycares that can cost thousands of dollars a month.
Dr. Yusef Salaam, exonerated Central Park 5 member, to run for NYC Council
Salaam is hoping to win the seat for District 9, which covers Central and East Harlem.
Bronx community mourns Twin Parks fire victims one year later
Members of the community came together today to remember the 17 lives lost, including 8 children.
Harlem lot turned into truck depot after opposition to housing plan
"Park Your Fleet" reads a sign hanging over an abandoned gas station on a lot in Harlem.
NYC council member’s home targeted by anti-drag protesters
Protesters targeted New York City Council member Erik Bottcher's Hell's Kitchen home with demeaning graffiti and allegedly entered the building.
'Secure the border' - City Councilman warns NYC can't handle more migrants
A New York City Councilman is issuing a dire warning about the city's future due to a migrant influx.
MTA spending $1M a month for private security guards at 14 subway stations
Fare evasion costs the NYC subway system $500M in revenue this year. Now the agency that runs the system is hiring private guards to try to slow down turnstile jumping.
NYC subway crime: MTA promises progress; 'We have work to do'
In addition to high-profile cases of violence so harrowing that some New Yorkers have been scared off from the using the subway system, minor stabbings and assaults are frequent.
NYC bill would prohibit landlords from doing background checks on new tenants
New York City may ban private landlords from doing background checks on prospective tenants. Opponents warn that murderers could move into buildings without anyone knowing about it.
NYC holds hearing about e-bike lithium-ion battery fire safety
An oversight hearing today is expected on e-bike safety, just over a week after a Manhattan fire sparked by an e-bike battery left dozens injured and prompted a rescue.
NYC rat problem: Rat Action Plan hopes to eliminate rodent infestation
New York City Council is expected to pass a Rat Action Plan. It is four pieces of legislation aimed at taking real steps to mitigate the citywide rodent infestation.
NYC Council debate safety of temporary migrant shelters
The New York City Council held a hearing on Friday to examine the status of resources and services for asylum seekers who continue to arrive in the city.
Times Square area to be labeled a 'Gun Free Zone'
"Gun free zone" signs will be posted at every entry point leading into the Times Square area this week, the NYPD says. But first the city needs to clearly define Times Square.