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.