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Council Slams Airbnb for Having No Idea How Many Listings Are Illegal

Members of the City Council slammed popular home-sharing website Airbnb today for saying it has no idea how many of its New York City apartment listings violate state law. 1,046 more words

Board Votes to End Solitary Confinement for Rikers Inmates Under 21 By 2016

The Board of Correction today approved a plan for an enhanced supervision unit touted by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte—but also voted to end solitary confinement for all inmates on Rikers Island under 21 by 2016, a sweeping change that will set the department apart from jail systems nationwide. 1,078 more words

State Senator: 'Entirely Possible' Women Don't Want to Be Firefighters

Staten Island State Senator Diane Savino today dismissed Queens Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley’s allegations of sexual discrimination in hiring at the Fire Department, instead arguing that most women are uninterested—and even unfit—to become firefighters. 626 more words

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City to FDNY: Hire More Women Firefighters

New York has been forced to accept a massive defeat against San Francisco—and almost the rest of the country—when it comes to employing female firefighters. While coastal frontrunner San Francisco’s department is currently made up of thirteen percent women, NYC’s numbers are staggering in lack: only 44 women currently serve in the 10,500-person New York City Fire Department (FDNY), a chunk that amounts to less than half of one percent of the entire force, according to a press release. 316 more words

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Council Seeks to Smoke Out Sexism in the Fire Department

Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, a Queens Democrat, led a group of her colleagues on the steps of City Hall this morning to demand the Fire Department hire more women and to push a bill that would obligate the agency to report detailed demographic information about applicants to the Council. 358 more words

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City Council Members Introduce Bill Banning Horse Carriages

After months of speculation and dueling rallies on the City Hall steps, Council members Daniel Dromm and Ydanis Rodriguez introduced legislation today aimed at banning the city’s horse carriage industry, which would fulfill a campaign promise from Mayor Bill de Blasio. 644 more words

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