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Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to Introduce Power-Sharing Reforms

The proposals, first suggested last year, would share more power with the City Council membership.

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City Council Pushes for More NYPD Officers in Mayor's Final Budget

The council wants 1,000 new police officers, but de Blasio has previously said the NYPD has to make do.

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Council Wants Veterans Funding Increased in De Blasio's Budget

Nearly $1.5 million in additional funding is being sought to help the city's veterans.

Central Harlem »

Harlem Political Leader Basil Paterson Dead at 87

The father of former Gov. David Paterson was a pillar of Harlem politics for decades.

Jackson Heights »

Council Introduces Bill to Give Undocumented NYC Residents IDs

The ID, part of a State of the City promise by Mayor de Blasio, works like a driver's license.

Washington Heights »

Ydanis Rodriguez Earns Top Marks from Human Rights Watchdog

The uptown politician scored the highest grade from the Urban Justice Center's human rights project.

East Harlem »

East Harlem Businesses Damaged by Explosion Want City Help

About 25 businesses gathered Tuesday to hear about help available from city, state and federal agencies.

Upper West Side »

UWS Street Named for 4-Year-Old Crash Victim Ariel Russo

West 97th Street and Amsterdam Avenue was named after the 4-year-old girl killed there last year. 

East Harlem »

Espaillat Backers Accuse Rangel of Fostering 'Tale of Two Harlems'

Charles Rangel ignored the needs of East Harlem in favor of Central Harlem, Espaillat supporters said.

Washington Heights »

Espaillat Vows to Give Voters 'One Voice' in Second Bid to Unseat Rangel

Espaillat vowed to be a unifying voice in his latest bid to unseat Charles Rangel.

Civic Center »

De Blasio Push for Universal Pre-K Is Missing the Mark, Critics Say

De Blasio has failed to shore up support among lawmakers, even in his own backyard, officials say.

Central Harlem »

Puerto Rican Day Parade Will Go on Despite Corruption Probe: Supporters

A $1 million fraud scandal won't stop the Puerto Rican Day Parade, the attorney general said.

East Harlem »

Puerto Rican Day Parade Marketing Rep Pocketed $1M in Board Funds, AG Finds

Carlos Velasquez, a marketing agent for the parade, allegedly spent the cash on trips and personal items.

Civic Center »

Carmen Farina Says City Readying 'Plan B' for Universal Pre-K

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña spent over an hour answering questions on the city's plans.

Washington Heights »

Ydanis Rodriguez and Mark Levine Tapped to Lead Council Committees

Rodriguez will chair the transportation committe while Levine will lead the parks committee.

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