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The Natural: Ritchie Torres Is Redefining Both Identity and Politics in New York City While Scoring a Big Win for LGBT Seniors

Christopher Murray | Posted 12.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Murray

At 26-years-old, the youngest member of the New York City Council is a self-proclaimed "old soul." He's a freshman Councilmember, but is already part of the leadership there, the chairperson of the Committee on Public Housing.

Arts Testimony for Every City Council District

Lane Harwell | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Lane Harwell

I offer testimony for every NYC Council district to support robust allocations in the City's FY 2015 budget to cultural affairs and arts education. As...

NYC Council To Address Mentally Ill Inmate 'Baked To Death'

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawmakers plan on asking Department of Correction officials at a budget hearing about a mentally ill inmate who a city official told...

WATCH: Quinn Bids Farewell To City Council

Posted 12.20.2013 | New York

The New York City Council held its final session of the year Thursday. The meeting marked the last time Speaker Christine Quinn presided over the legi...

The Limits of Mayoral Philanthropy

Rory Lancman | Posted 02.08.2014 | New York
Rory Lancman

The evidence is overwhelming that the philanthropist-mayor's approach to helping New York's vast, overwhelmed middle class and its chronically poor has been unsuccessful. A mayor has to have a more comprehensive strategy for bolstering the middle class.

Raising the Cigarette Sales Age to 21: Politics Meets Paternalism

Audrey Silk | Posted 07.13.2013 | New York
Audrey Silk

Minors shouldn't smoke. There is a law already on the books that covers this. Sales to minors are illegal. Enforce it and leave the adults alone.

Why I'm For Corey Johnson

Ryan J. Davis | Posted 02.25.2013 | New York
Ryan J. Davis

In Corey Johnson, we see what a Millennial brings to the table as a councilmember. He's more than an LGBT ally -- he's a leader. How lucky we'd all be if he had a seat in the New York City Council and I'm proud to support him.

NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez Hit And Arrested During 'Occupy' Raid

The Huffington Post | Cindy Y. Rodriguez | Posted 02.16.2012 | Latino Voices

UPDATE: 4:39 PM - 11/16/2011 - At a press conference Wednesday, Rodriguez addressed what happened for the first time. He said he tried to identify him...

82-Story MOMA Tower Approved By City Council

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A proposal for a new 82-story tower next to the Museum of Modern Art has cleared its final hurdle. The New York City Council voted W...