After a Council committee approved the Inwood rezoning, a lawmaker had harsh words for the mayor. And back in the neighborhood, Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez faced protesters occupying his office.
The controversial ‘Commercial U’ is out, and the rezoning has cleared its subcommittee and committee votes.
‘It is high time that we hold the private sanitation companies responsible not only for their awful practices when collecting waste, but also when dumping and processing waste.’
The city is proposing regulations for the pilot certificate of no harassment program. You have about a month to lodge your comments.
The Council backs a $212 million proposal for half-price MetroCards for poor families. Mayor de Blasio balks at the price-tag. Why not compromise on free transit for low-income community college students?
At-Risk Community Services, the nonprofit advising the Citywide Council of Presidents in its dealings with the mayor, Council and governor, was only founded in November. But its parent organization has trod a long and successful—if occasionally bumpy—road.
The New York, Brooklyn and Queens library systems are pushing for a boost in funding to keep up with the rising cost of books—and of complying with new rules around wages and healthcare.
Elvin Garcia did not get the City Council seat for which he ran. But, as he writes in this op-ed, he did gain a new respect for the people of the Bronx, for the capacity of established leaders to change and for the need to reform New York’s voting system.
Eric Koch, former aide to Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito talks about her rise to power, her approach to the job and what awaits the next person to get the big job.
The City Planning Commission listened to passionate testimony regarding the proposed Jerome Avenue rezoning.