A bill signed last week by Mayor Bill de Blasio will extend equal workplace protections to unpaid interns in New York City, but some intern-rights activists say that it’s only a first step towards ensuring rights for interns.
Residents of Upper Manhattan will be riding around on Citi Bikes if local politicians have their way.
City Council member Helen Rosenthal and the family of Cooper Stock, a nine-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a taxi last month on West 97th Street and West End Avenue, are proposing a law that would mandate license suspensions and investigations for taxi drivers who kill or injure pedestrians.
At District 7 City Council member Mark Levine’s inauguration Sunday, local politicians and residents spoke of his need to unite the diverse neighborhoods of his district.
In a panel event downtown, Levine joined other uptown politicians in outlining his hopes for Northern Manhattan neighborhoods during de Blasio’s first 100 days in New York.
NYCHA must consult with the community before it pursues large-scale projects.
Veteran Harlem politician Inez Dickens has her heart set on becoming speaker of the City Council early next year, but a number of new challenges stand in her way.
City officials are moving forward with a proposal to designate most of West End Avenue as a historic district—expanding historic preservation for even more of the Upper West Side.
When they go to the polls on Tuesday in the Democratic primary, Upper West Side voters will choose their next City Council member from a slate of candidates with long resumes in local community leadership or Democratic politics.
Mark Levine has racked up endorsements and funds in the greater Morningside Heights City Council race, but his opponents are going on the attack with a week to go before the Democratic primary.
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