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News & Features Officer Mammon Honored
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Councilman Mark Treyger honored 60th Precinct Officer Albert Mammon at a City Hall ceremony Wednesday for saving a drowning teen while on vacation in Florida last month. During the ceremony, which included speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and members of Officer Mammon’s family, Treyger presented the hero cop with a City Council proclamation and thanked him for his efforts to keep the…

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Concerned by rapidly increasing property taxes for middle-class New Yorkers, the City Council is pushing a bill that would offer a property tax rebate of $500 for qualifying homeowners. A similar law was passed in 2004 under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but it was cut in 2007 due to the economic recession. Now that the city is rumored to be less…

News & Features Childs Restaurant
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Work to convert the historic Childs Restaurant in Coney Island into a 5,099-seat amphitheater and restaurant began last week. Construction workers were seen filling trash bags at the site, located at West 21st Street on the Riegelmann Boardwalk, and one wall has been partially bulldozed, reports the Coney Island blog. Dubbed Seaside Park and Community Arts Center, the…

News & Features Source: NYC.gov
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Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito launched the country’s largest municipal identification program yesterday morning – and residents from all five boroughs can now apply for an ID card that will allow individuals to open bank accounts; access all city buildings; receive discounts on prescriptions; land free one-year memberships at museums, concert halls,…

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Last month, Councilman Mark Treyger proposed a comprehensive bike safety legislation package to help minimize bike casualties, winning support from the City Council’s Transportation Committee, the mayor, and bike advocacy groups like Bike New York. But while no one thinks it’s a smart idea to text and cycle at the same time, not all bike advocates think the law would…

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The first City Council hearing on a proposed mandatory fee for plastic bags at grocery stores and supermarkets took place yesterday, and it’s already proving to be one of the most divisive issues to come before the usually lockstep Council body. Capital New York reports: The bill, Intro. 209, is being championed by Council members…

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The City Council passed a bill cracking down on illegal clothing donation bins Thursday. The law – introduced by Councilman Vincent Gentile – penalizes organizations that put drop-off bins on the street with no intention of giving the collected garments to the needy. The bill allows the city to remove the bins immediately, fining first-time…

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