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Video Shows Police Cruisers Chasing Carriage Horse Through Manhattan

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A carriage horse apparently kicked off a wild police chase through Hell’s Kitchen over the weekend after getting away from its handler. 442 more words


Is New York City's Car Wash Regulation Bill Stalling Out? No Date Set For Vote

A controversial plan to require expensive licenses for New York City’s car wash businesses still has not been brought up for a vote at City Hall. 320 more words

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No Vote Yet on Melissa Mark-Viverito's Car Wash Bill

Despite rallying cries from powerful labor groups and elected officials, a vote is not yet scheduled in the City Council for a controversial bill that would reshape the city’s car wash industry. 441 more words

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Working Families Party Hosts Pol-Studded Pre-Election Pep Rally

A bevy of high-power politicians–United States Senator Charles Schumer, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Public Advocate Letitia James and State Senator James Sanders–fired up a hundreds-strong crowd of supporters of the labor-backed Working Families Party last night with speeches vowing to keep Republicans from controlling the State Senate, to raise the minimum wage, to create a public financing system for state elections and to organize low-paid fast food and airport workers. 904 more words

Melissa Mark-Viverito Quietly Holds a Fund-Raiser

Term-limited Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito quietly held a fund-raiser in Manhattan this morning, a source close to the speaker confirmed to the Observer.

The purpose of the fund-raiser was not immediately clear, but sources said the cash was headed for the 2017 campaign committee she established to run for speaker. 193 more words

Bill de Blasio Will Ask Wealthy Park Conservancies to Help Fund Parks Plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today he will eventually ask wealthy parks conservancies to volunteer cash for his new parks equity plan, but for now $130 million in public money will fund the initiative to spruce up lesser-known parks. 552 more words

New York City Is Showing How Local Governments Can Confront Climate Change

Melissa Mark-Viverito is the Speaker of the New York City Council. Donavan Richards and Costa Constantinides are members of the Council.

Last month, New York City hosted the historic United Nations Climate Summit, drawing hundreds of government and business leaders from around the world. 710 more words