City Council

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson
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Mike Smeltz
September 12, 2019 - 4:50 pm
The City Council is planning on repealing a law that places a ban on conversion therapy aimed at turning gay people straight, to avoid a court battle that could eventually set a nationwide precedent.
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Rikers Island
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Erica Brosnan
September 05, 2019 - 12:50 pm
The City Council held a hearing Thursday on a plan to shut down the Rikers Island jail complex and replace it with four borough-based prisons.
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NYPD Traffic Stop
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Joe Avellar
August 20, 2019 - 5:48 pm
A Queens city council member wants the NYPD to report the race and ethnicity of every driver that is pulled over in a traffic stop.
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vigil for fallen cyclist
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July 31, 2019 - 1:58 pm
Advocates for safer streets on Wednesday called on the city to install protected bikes lanes in a Queens neighborhood where two cyclists were killed this year.
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New York City phone
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July 23, 2019 - 10:29 am
The bill to be introduced Tuesday would make it illegal for cellphone companies and app developers to share location data with third parties while a customer's mobile device is within city limits.
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Citi Bikes
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July 15, 2019 - 4:04 pm
A number of local leaders want to make sure that the plans to expand Citi Bike’s fleet will include low-income neighborhoods.
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Pigeons in New York City
Jason Turchin
June 19, 2019 - 10:03 am
A city council member is sponsoring a measure that would protect New York City’s pigeons.
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New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza
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June 17, 2019 - 2:02 pm
Seven members of the New York City Council are asking Mayor Bill de Blasio to consider firing Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza over what they call his divisive rhetoric.
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Corey Johnson Hart Island
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May 31, 2019 - 2:07 pm
The largest public cemetery in the country, which advocates say have been neglected for years, may soon be recognized by City Hall.
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LGBTQ In 2021
Councilman Ritchie Torres
May 22, 2019 - 7:19 pm
There is an effort underway to encourage more LGBTQ candidates to run for the City Council.
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