City Council

New York City skyline
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Rich Lamb
December 10, 2019 - 5:57 pm
The City Council on Tuesday passed legislation requiring all new construction to install bird-friendly glass to cut down on the tens of thousands of birds that die each year flying into skyscrapers.
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Corey Johnson Hart Island
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Associated Press
November 15, 2019 - 6:32 pm
The New York City Council has voted to make Hart Island – the nation's largest public burial ground – more accessible to families of the dead.
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East River Park, Manhattan
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
November 13, 2019 - 11:25 am
A New York City Council subcommittee has approved a plan to build flood barriers along two and half miles of East River Park in Lower Manhattan.
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Foie gras
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Marla Diamond
October 30, 2019 - 4:36 pm
Foie gras will soon be off the menu at New York City restaurants.
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Corey Johnson
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Rich Lamb
October 29, 2019 - 7:02 pm
The City Council will vote Wednesday on a plan to make the city safer for cyclists, pedestrians and mass transit riders.
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Councilman Andy King
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Rich Lamb
October 28, 2019 - 4:17 pm
The full City Council voted Monday to take action against one of its own members.
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Councilman Andy King
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
October 27, 2019 - 4:03 pm
An embattled Bronx council member plans to sue the City Council over its handling of an ethics probe accusing him of abusing his power.
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Rikers Island
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Marla Diamond
October 16, 2019 - 1:29 pm
A City Council committee will hear arguments in support and opposition of the plan to close Rikers Island ahead of a full council vote on Thursday.
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Rikers Island
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Mack Rosenberg
October 15, 2019 - 6:15 pm
The City Council is set to vote Thursday on a plan to shut down the Rikers Island jail complex and replace it with four borough-based prisons.
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Rikers Island
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Steve Burns
October 14, 2019 - 1:25 pm
New numbers from the New York City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office estimates the city’s jail population will be cut in half over the next seven years, just in time for the closure of Rikers Island.
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