New York City lawmakers voted Thursday to require stores and restaurants to accept cash for payment, saying businesses that accept only credit and debit cards are discriminating against New Yorkers who lack bank accounts and credit cards.
New York City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez has introduced a bill that would allow New York City immigrants who are legal permanent residents or have legal working papers but are not U.S. citizens to vote in municipal elections.
A New York City Council task force on the city's taxi medallion crisis is endorsing a debt forgiveness plan.
For residents affected by the sewage spill in South Ozone Park that affected 124 homes, the response immediately after the incident and in the days since has taken far too long.
The New York City Council will consider four bills to regulate paper receipts.
Flavored vaping products will soon be outlawed in New York City. Lawmakers voted to ban all e-cigarette and e-liquid flavors except tobacco. The mayor said he will sign the bill or let it take effect immediately.
New York's subways, buses, and railroads are in dire need to an upgrade. The MTA is plannin to spend $51.5 billion over five years on its capital plan.
New York City voters will soon be allowed to mark election ballots with up to five candidates. Voters approved a measure to amend the City Charter to allow what is called ranked-choice voting. The measure passed 72% to 28%.
A new $1.7B plan passed by the New York City Council will aim to make it so traffic, bicyclists and pedestrians can share the road safely.
The New York City Council has voted to ban the sale of foie gras — the fattened liver of a duck — served in fine restaurants and gourmet groceries across the city.
The plan to close Rikers Island by 2026 and replace it with four smaller borough-based jails in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan and Queens is now in the hands of the New York City Council in a vote set to take place on Thursday.
A new bill passed by the New York City Council on Wednesday requires the city to study its facilities below 60th Street in Manhattan, and in two other heavily congested outer borough locations to see if and where off-peak deliveries make sense.
The NYC City Council is expected to put a cap on the number of for-hire vehicles for one year while the TLC conducts a study on ways to improve service by taxis.
The NYPD identified the suspect in the New York City subway bombing as Akayed Ullah, an immigrant from Bangladesh who lives in Brooklyn. He has been in the United States for about seven years.
A man set off an explosive device that was strapped on his body in the subway system in the Times Square area during the busy Monday morning rush hour commute.