'We Need a Democratic Senate This Year': City Democrats Fight For Urstadt Repeal

It’s a 40-year-old dream that city Democrats hope will come true next year.

A slew of city council and assembly members rallied at City Hall today to call for a rent freeze on rent-regulated apartments next year and, more ambitiously, the end of a law that has granted Albany great sway over how New York City regulates affordable housing. 575 more words

City Council Passes Bill Doubling Fines For Landlords Found Guilty Of Harassing Tenants

NEW YORK (AP) — The City Council has passed a bill that doubles the fines for landlords found guilty of tenant harassment.

Tuesday’s vote also forces those landlords to be publicly listed as offenders on the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s website. 149 more words


City Council Bashes Cop Unions for Stop-and-Frisk Appeal

Half a dozen City Council members savaged police unions today for appealing a federal judge’s ruling last year that the controversial stop-and-frisk program was unconstitutional. 616 more words

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Williams and Rodriguez Join Climate Protestors Flooding Wall Street

Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams and Manhattan Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez joined hundreds of left-wing protesters in obstructing the streets of the Financial District this morning, a day after… 397 more words

Thousands Protest in Staten Island as Sharpton Vows March on D.C.

Helicopters droned over an otherwise normal Saturday morning in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. On the ground, all that seemed out of place was the police officer posted to nearly every corner south of 86th Street. 1,168 more words

De Blasio Backs Dorancy Over Hamilton for State Senate

Mayor Bill de Blasio today endorsed Rubain Dorancy over Jesse Hamilton in the contest for Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams’ former State Senate seat–in what a source told the  387 more words

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Jumaane Williams and Antonio Reynoso Back Rubain Dorancy for Senate

Councilmen Jumaane Williams and Antonio Reynoso today endorsed Rubain Dorancy in his tight primary race to fill Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams’ former State Senate seat. 381 more words

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