City Democrats Batter Cuomo, Senate Republicans at Rent Rally

Public Advocate Letitia James, Assemblyman Keith Wright and Councilman Jumaane Williams blasted State Senate Republicans and Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a large pro-tenant rally in Manhattan’s Foley Square this evening. 583 more words

Council Speaker Launches 'Task Force' to Save Rent-Regulated Apartments

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced today the formation of a new, 14-member “Affordable Housing Preservation Task Force” consisting of council members whose districts have hemorrhaged rent-regulated apartments—and several of which are targeted for “upzoning” for greater development under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s… 637 more words

City Council Cracking Down On Used Car Dealers In NYC

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York City Council has taken the first step to crack down on used car dealers.

A measure passed 49-0 requires the advertised price of a used car on a dealer’s lot to accurately reflect the total purchase price, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported. 144 more words


Advocates Continue Push for More Public Housing Units for the Homeless

Politicians and activists kept up pressure on the de Blasio administration to increase its allocations of New York City Housing Authority apartments for the homeless in the face of a… 619 more words

Council Members Fear Insufficient Protections for Workers in de Blasio Housing Plan

Members of the City Council’s committees on contracts and housing today clashed with Vicki Been, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, over whether the mayor’s… 674 more words

Midwood Residents Say Traffic Circle Is An Accident Waiting To Happen

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Cars are running through red lights and barely missing each other according to people living near one Brooklyn intersection.

They say it’s happening all too often, but their complaints may be going unheard. 258 more words