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City Councilmen Blast Banks for Refusing to Abide by Federal Foreclosure Mandates

As new, ultra-luxurious Manhattan real estate developments continue to dominate the headlines, it can easy to forget that many homeowners in the city are still struggling with the fallout of the housing market crash—mired in the ongoing foreclosure crisis that has, of late,   522 more words

Pols Want City Vehicles Outfitted With High-Tech Collision Alarms

The blind spot shall see, if Public Advocate Letitia James and Queens Councilman Rory Lancman get their way.

The two politicians crammed into a retrofitted city bus today with reporters, safety advocates, union drivers and representatives of the Queens-based Rosco Vision Systems company to show off sensor technology that could be placed in the blind spots of city vehicles—and trigger alarms alerting drivers to an imminent collision with a car, pedestrian or cyclist. 353 more words

Rory Lancman

Bill Bratton: City Council NYPD Reform Bills Are 'Overkill'

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton again voiced opposition to proposals from the City Council to increase oversight of the NYPD today, saying the attempts at reform aren’t needed. 502 more words

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Bill Bratton: Council Reform Bills Are 'Unprecedented Intrusions' Into NYPD

A week after Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s police force got a 1,300 new members—a headcount boost championed by the City Council—Mr. Bratton today threw cold water on Council legislation to outlaw chokeholds and require police to seek consent to searches. 1,214 more words

Melissa Mark-Viverito Vows to Create a Bail Fund With or Without the Mayor

Mayor Bill de Blasio has been decidedly noncommittal about Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s proposal for a $1.4 million bail fund—but said today she’d set one up with or without his support. 814 more words

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New York State's Top Judge: Bail System 'Totally Ass-Backwards in Every Respect'

In a country where criminal defendants are innocent until proven guilty, Kalief Browder spent three years in jail awaiting trial on charges of stealing a backpack when he was 16, because he couldn’t afford bail. 1,753 more words

Karen Koslowitz Elected Chair of the Queens Council Delegation

It was a Koz for celebration.

Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz, a veteran Queens Democrat, was elected the chair of the Queens City Council delegation this afternoon, according to her colleagues. 152 more words