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De Blasio Administration Touts Reduced Crime in Public Housing

The de Blasio administration yesterday rolled out statistics it claimed showed that its $210.5 million investment in anti-crime measures in New York City Housing Authority buildings was already paying off. 587 more words

A Great Horse Race: Activists Aren't Forgetting Mayor's Pledge to Ban Horse Carriages

The latest salvo in one of the city’s stranger political wars was a fake dead horse.

Left on the sidewalk of Knickerbocker Avenue in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick, the life-sized stuffed animal was a lurid warning from the most powerful animal rights group in the city: stand in the way of a potential bill to ban horse-drawn carriages and you’ll have (horse) blood on your hands. 882 more words

Letitia James: Andrew Cuomo 'Got the Memo' About Income Inequality

Public Advocate Letitia James said last night that she believed Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who won 62 percent of the vote against a badly underfunded opponent, finally “got the memo” about the importance of income inequality to New York voters. 331 more words

NYC Council Vote On Horse-Drawn Carriage Ban Stalled

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito says the council may not vote to outlaw horse-drawn carriages any time soon.

Mayor Bill de Blasio campaigned on a promise to ban the carriage horses within a week of taking office. 328 more words

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Mark-Viverito: Cuomo Had a 'Pretty Strong Showing' Last Night

Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have allowed a little-known, under-funded candidate to win more than a third of the vote last night, but Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito thinks the governor did just fine. 237 more words

Bratton on Making Chokeholds Illegal: 'Good Luck But I Won't Support It'

Chokeholds may be prohibited by the NYPD rule book, but they aren’t actually illegal — and Councilman Rory Lancman is looking to change that.

But he won’t find support from Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, who said today he doesn’t believe it’s necessary to criminalize the highly controversial procedure that a medical examiner ruled caused the death of Eric Garner, 43, in police custody. 599 more words

After Turning Down 1,000 Cops, Bratton Plans to Ask for Even More

What a difference a summer makes.

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton told members of the City Council today he planned to ask for more than 1,000 additional police officers in the NYPD’s headcount — just months after turning down the City Council’s proposal to add 1,000 more cops. 788 more words

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