Pols, Advocates: Count City's Vacant Properties to Solve Homeless and Housing Crises

If the city wants to create more affordable housing and solve its homelessness crisis, elected officials and homelessness advocates say one way to do it is to conduct a citywide count of all vacant properties. 940 more words

Bill De Blasio

New York City Councilman Sits During Pledge Of Allegiance

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New York City councilman refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance Wednesday to protest racial injustice in the United States. 851 more words


Council Members Plan to Buck Speaker Mark-Viverito Over Police Reform

The two Council members behind a controversial package of proposed police reforms are looking to rally their colleagues into a revolt against Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, who has sought to stop the measures from becoming law. 2,422 more words


Bloomberg's Presence at DNC Met With Mixed Feelings

PHILADELPHIA—Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg would stick out in a crowd of New York’s delegates to the Democratic National Convention. But tonight he’ll stand in front of them to endorse their party’s candidate, Hillary Clinton. 872 more words

Michael Bloomberg

Pols Want Recording of Police Activity to Become Formal Law

Elected officials and anti-police brutality advocates say recording police activity may be a First Amendment right, but that it’s time for the city to put that in writing. 710 more words

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New York City Councilman Offers List Of What Black Men Should Avoid To Not Get Shot By Police

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams sounded off on the recent police shootings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Falcon Heights, Minnesota, that left two black men dead. 284 more words


Sharpton-Tied Activist Tells NYPD Commish to 'Shut Up' at Rally

A rally against gun violence today abruptly turned its fire on Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, as one advocate led several top-caliber elected officials in a salvo of attacks on the top cop’s recent comments about hip-hop. 499 more words

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