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Detailing Experience of Sexual Abuse, NYC Council Speaker Slams Trump and Silent Pols

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said recently leaked footage of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump boasting about how his fame enabled him to sexually assault women reopened old wounds for her—and today she called upon… 633 more words

Hillary Clinton

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Takes a Stroll Through the Booming Barrio

Melissa Mark-Viverito likes to walk around El Barrio, the portion of Harlem she represents in the City Council. When she does, her constituents like to stop her. 834 more words

New York

2 Rikers Island correction officers assaulted by inmate; incident reflects ongoing violence at jail

RIKERS ISLAND — Two Rikers Island correction officers were assaulted by an inmate Tuesday evening — the latest incident in a trend of ongoing violence that has plagued the troubled jail. 510 more words


Preet Bharara Skewers Bill de Blasio and Praises the Press at Political Gala

It seems that U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s recent slapping of federal charges on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s closest associates in an alleged bid-rigging scheme has emboldened him to take jabs at just about everyone—right up to Mayor Bill de Blasio and his… 967 more words

Andrew Cuomo

Council Speaker: Mayor Needs to be More 'Proactive and Engaged' in Land Use Decisions

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said that it is the mayor’s responsibility to be “proactive and engaged” with Council members if he wants to see a particular development project go through. 617 more words

Bill De Blasio

Should Council Members Hold So Much Sway in Land Use Decisions?

It’s no secret that local Council members typically have veto power over what developments go up in their districts. But after the City Council rejected a rezoning proposal for affordable housing in Inwood when the local member dropped his support, the practice is getting more scrutiny—particularly from a mayor who once held the same sway when he sat in the Council himself. 1,390 more words

Bill De Blasio

More New Yorkers Facing Eviction Have Lawyers, But No Right to Counsel Yet

Mayor Bill de Blasio touted city investments in programs to provide lawyers to tenants facing eviction in housing court—but stopped short of endorsing the “ 628 more words

Bill De Blasio