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City Council Passes Dollar Van Legislation To Squeeze Out Illegal Operators

Yesterday, City Council voted to limit the number of commuter vans on the road and crack down on illegal, rogue operators. The Commuter Van Safety...

Local Council Members Introduce 421-A Oversight Bills

Today, Flatbush Council Member Jumaane Williams and northern Brooklyn Council Member Stephen Levin introduced two bills that would put checks and balances on buildings receiving the...

Local Council Members Introduce 421-A Oversight Bills

Today, Flatbush Council Member Jumaane Williams and northern Brooklyn Council Member Stephen Levin introduced two bills that would put checks and balances on buildings receiving the...

Council Member Cumbo’s Educating Women On Issues Bill Gets Signed Into...

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a package of legislations yesterday, including signing Council Member Laurie Cumbo's bill on educating women on issues into law. Cumbo's...

[CORRECTION] City Council Introduces ‘Right To Record’ Act

The City Council introduced a new bill to enforce New Yorkers' right to record police activity without intimidation from cops. The 'Right to Record Act' focuses on...

City Council Passes Bill Requiring Cops To Report Use Of Force

The City Council passed a package of legislation Thursday, requiring police to report use of force as well as officers' civil infractions in order...

City Lawmakers Pass Councilman Jumaane Williams' Legislation Tackling Tenant Harassment

The City Council last week passed legislation sponsored by Councilman Jumaane Williams that aims to crack down on tenant harassment by going after unscrupulous...

City Lawmakers Pass Councilman Jumaane Williams’ Legislation Tackling Tenant Harassment

The City Council last week passed legislation sponsored by Councilman Jumaane Williams that aims to crack down on tenant harassment by going after unscrupulous...

It May Soon Be Legal To Dine With Dogs At Your...

You are a signature away from being able to legally dine with your dog at outdoor and sidewalk cafes -- as long as the...

Here’s What You Need To Know About The Rent Regulation Laws...

The state's laws regulating rent increases and eviction policies for the more than two million New Yorkers who live in rent-regulated housing -- including...

New Catch Basin Law Will Bring Much-Needed Relief To Neighbors Dealing...

For neighbors who have long dealt with flooding in our area, a new law could bring some relief to our waterlogged streets. Mayor Bill de...

Savino Introduces ‘Caroline’s Law’ To Penalize Those Who Share Photos Of...

Senator Diane Savino re-introduced “Caroline’s Law” last week, creating a class A misdemeanor for public servants who distribute photographs of crime victims outside of their official...

Senator Diane Savino Bill Takes On ‘Subway Grinders’

Senator Diane Savino is cracking down on sleezy straphangers. The senator passed her “subway grinder” bill today which creates a felony charge for anyone who sexually assault commuters on...

Pushback In City Council Over Treyger’s Biking And Texting Legislation

The City Council took up Councilman Mark Treyger's controversial biking and texting bill this week, which seeks to fine cyclists caught using mobile devices while riding. Biking...

Sheepshead Bay Booze Cruise Critics Dispute Racism Claims, Proposed Ban Gains...

A proposed ban on booze cruises in Sheepshead Bay gained a Senate sponsor in Albany, while critics of the local industry fight back against allegations that...