New York City set to ban flavored vape products

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 Yorkers approve ranked-choice elections

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%.

NYC Council passes bill banning foie gras

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.

New York City Council to vote on closing Rikers Island

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.