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LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Christine C. Quinn

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 10.03.2012 | Gay Voices

Christine C. Quinn, 46, was first elected to the New York City Council in 1999 where she represented Manhattan's lower west side. She has not only cha...

Faculty, Preservationists Sue Over NYU Expansion

By Matt Chaban As promised, a group of NYU faculty, preservationists and community groups, a dozen parties in all, have filed a suit against the ci...

Should NYC Have An Animal Abuser Registry?

Posted 09.19.2012 | New York

City Council member Peter Vallone Jr. has introduced a bill to create an animal abuse registry that would prevent previous offenders from being able t...

Kelly Meets WIth Black And Latino City Council Members

DNAinfo | Posted 08.24.2012 | New York

NEW YORK CITY — Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly had a long-awaited meeting Thursday with members of the City Council's minority caucus to discuss ...

Paid Sick Leave Bill Advocates Frustrated With Quinn

| Posted 08.23.2012 | New York

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer CITY HALL — Advocates of a mandatory paid sick leave bill upped the pressure on City Council Speaker Ch...


| Posted 08.19.2012 | New York

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer NEW YORK CITY — A Manhattan Supreme Court judge has ruled that the city's Five-Borough Taxi Plan — wh...

Bloomberg Sues City Council Over Living Wage

The New York Times | Posted 07.28.2012 | New York

By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg sued the City Council on Friday, fulfilling a vow to fight two laws that would raise the wages of...

Councilman GUILTY Of Corruption

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 09.25.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A veteran politician was convicted Thursday on nine of 12 counts in a corruption case accusing him of putting hundreds of thousands o...

WATCH: Fifth Grader Deliver Amazing Pro-Gay Marriage Speech To City Council

Posted 07.26.2012 | New York

Kameron Slade-- the Queens fifth grader initially prohibited from delivering a pro-gay marriage speech at his school before the INTERNET heard about i...

Saki Knafo

How Bloomberg's 'Dance Macabre' With City Council Saved New York Children's Services | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.26.2012 | Education

In their apartment in a rough neighborhood of Brooklyn on Tuesday afternoon, Carmen Torres and her 10-year-old daughter, Jaylee Nieves, rattled off so...

A Stronger NYPD, a Safer New York

Brad Lander | Posted 08.15.2012 | New York
Brad Lander

This Sunday, on Father's Day, I will be marching with tens of thousands of other New Yorkers to call for reform of stop-and-frisk. We cannot accept a New York where people are subject to civil liberties violations based on the color of their skin.

City Councilmembers Bravely Defend Outdoor Brunch

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.13.2012 | New York

Brunch is a New York City institution-- a ritual to heal hangovers, catch up on gossip, and eat oh-so-delicious eggs and bacon while sipping on Bloody...

NYPD Oversight Bill Introduced; NYPD Thinks It's Unnecessary

Posted 06.13.2012 | New York

Members of the New York City Council are introducing a bill Wednesday that would create an independent inspector general's office to oversee the NYPD....

Making the City Stronger

New York City Council Progressive Caucus | Posted 08.01.2012 | New York
New York City Council Progressive Caucus

As the New York City Council grapples with a budget that proposes cuts to child care, senior services and homeless shelters, to name a few, the handouts to corporations and big banks with little accountability or transparency are appalling.

City Considering Making Bike Helmets Mandatory (POLL)

Posted 05.31.2012 | New York

City Council members are considering a new bill requiring all New York City bikers to wear helmets. The proposal was introduced by Councilman David...

Kelly Says Stop And Frisk Critics Have 'Short Memories And Questionable Motives'

Posted 05.21.2012 | New York

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly lashed out at critics of stop and frisk in a Daily News editorial Monday, defending the program from the claim ...

Proposed Budget Cut: Private Contract Overspending!

Letitia James | Posted 07.17.2012 | New York
Letitia James

Overall, over the last five years contract costs have increased at nearly twice the rate of overall budget spending, reaching over ten billion in spent public funds. We need increased oversight of private contracts and consulting costs.

How To Spot A Prostitute, The Cab Driver Edition

Posted 05.16.2012 | New York

A new bill in city council, seemingly modeled after the plotline of Taxi Driver, aims to give hookers a fare chance at escaping exploitation. The ...

The Bloomberg Administration's Double Standards on Poverty and Accountability

Melissa Mark-Viverito | Posted 07.01.2012 | New York
Melissa Mark-Viverito

It is clear that this administration has a double standard when it comes to accountability. Poor and working families must prove their need, at every step, in order to receive even the bare minimum of assistance.

Officials Sue NYPD Over #OWS Response

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 06.30.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Four lawmakers sued the city Monday over its handling of the Occupy Wall Street protests, saying police conduct is so problematic that the...

Bloomberg Vetoes Living Wage Bill, Promises Court Fight

Posted 04.25.2012 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg made good on his promise to veto the living wage bills Wednesday, CBS reports, and promised legal action if City Council overrides the...

What Does It Mean to Put Students First?

Brad Lander | Posted 06.18.2012 | Impact
Brad Lander

I hope that a group called "Students First" would make it a top priority to stop the rapid rise in New York City public school class sizes.

Saki Knafo

Christine Quinn, City Council Calls Mayor Bloomberg's Cuts To Children's Service "Unacceptable" | Saki Knafo | Posted 04.18.2012 | Education

Hundreds of parents, children and teachers gathered on the steps of New York's City Hall Tuesday to protest Mayor Michael Bloomberg's budget plan, whi...

Quinn Doesn't Want Your Whoppers, Thank You Very Much

Posted 04.06.2012 | New York

Perhaps taking a cue from Nanny Bloomberg, Christine Quinn is speaking out against Burger King's plans to begin rolling out whopper-doling food trucks...

Transgender Man Could Be New York City Council's First If Elected

New York Times | KATE TAYLOR | Posted 03.24.2012 | Gay Voices

These are just a few of the subjects that Mel Wymore, a candidate for City Council on the Upper West Side, brought up in an interview before addressin...