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Timing Of Pay Raise, Horse And Carriage Bills Draws Suspicion From Drivers

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — There were harsh accusations from horse carriage drivers on Tuesday. They claim politicians are pushing them off the street like worthless pawns as a way of engineering pay raises. 452 more words


Who Killed Police Reform?

As the Council’s Committee on Public Safety held a hearing Monday on a package of proposals to turn a host of low-level infractions from criminal offenses to civil ones—a package the… 1,445 more words

Bill De Blasio

De Blasio Officials Struggle Mightily to Justify Horse Carriage Plan to Council

“I don’t know.”

That was the refrain from a team of de Blasio administration officials asked for facts and figures to justify the mayor’s plan… 635 more words

Bill De Blasio

A Transparent Approach to Budgeting Still Has Its Holdouts in the NYC Council

Rory Lancman knows that when a story runs about participatory budgeting in the City Council, people like him are usually not portrayed in a flattering light. 1,734 more words

Melissa Mark-Viverito

Council Members Back Bronx DA-Elect's Plan for Rikers Island Oversight

Council members who once planned to call for a special prosecutor for Rikers Island are instead backing a plan from Bronx District Attorney-elect Darcel Clark for her office to increase its oversight of crimes allegedly committed in the city’s jails. 844 more words

Rory Lancman

De Blasio Spars With Queens Councilman Over Flushing Meadows Park Plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio rebuffed attacks from a Queens city councilman that a new nonprofit set up to raise funds for Flushing Meadows-Corona Park “plays politics” by only granting a councilwoman aligned with his liberal agenda an appointee on the conservancy’s board—and leaves Mr. 524 more words

Bill De Blasio

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

Rory Lancman