Controversial Bedford Union Armory Project Gets City Council Approval

The City Council has voted through the embattled plan to redevelop the Bedford Union Armory in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, marking the end of the two-year-long saga punctuated by protests and charges of gentrification. 395 more words


New Construction Safety Bill Draft Slammed by Open-Shop Reps, Union Cheers

Advocates of open-shop construction were dismayed while New York’s trade unions were thrilled by the City Council’s latest draft of a bill that lawmakers say will increase safety in the industry. 759 more words


NYC Policymakers and Advocates Review Construction Safety Requirements

New York City is undergoing a construction boom with new developments and renovations happening across all five boroughs. If you are a long-time New Yorker, city tourist or just someone who has spent a significant amount of time in the city recently, there is no doubt that you have noticed the massive number of construction trucks, and orange and neon safety vests on laborers around town. 2,328 more words


New Legislation Takes Aim At Predatory Tactics In The Used Car Industry

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — City officials announced new legislation Wednesday, that takes aim at unscrupulous used car dealers.

Mayor Bill de Blasio was joined by Department of Consumer Affairs and council members Rafael Espinal Jr, Dan Garodnick, and Jumaane Williams to reveal plans to combat predatory sales and financing practices in the used car industry. 103 more words


Displeasure Is Mounting Against the City Council's Construction Apprenticeship Bill

A bill mandating apprenticeship programs for construction workers of major buildings (defined as 10 stories or more) introduced into the City Council on Jan. 18 has received widespread opposition, with various groups calling it a threat to minority employees. 1,375 more words


Caribbean/American legislator arrested protesting Trump’s inauguration

Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane Williams, the son of Grenadian immigrants, his mother Patricia Williams, as well as other New York elected officials, community advocates and members of the clergy, were arrested outside Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan. 150 more words