Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña spent over an hour answering questions on the city's plans.
Rodriguez will chair the transportation committe while Levine will lead the parks committee.
Robert Cornegy was picked to head the council's small business committee and joins five other committees.
The new council came to order with a mix of allies and enemies being appointed to key positions.
The Queens councilman was elected Tuesday to the second most powerful City Council spot.
Health care inequality was the focus at a protest in front of Interfaith on Sunday.
The Mayor and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito unveiled their first legislative priority in the new council.
Melissa Mark-Viverito says she's up to the task of handling both her district and the Speaker's role.
Mark-Viverito soared to the top council seat after rival Daniel Garodnick backed down.
Rosenthal talked to DNAinfo New York about her top goals for the neighborhood.
Parents and elected officials want de Blasio to keep his campaign vow to halt co-locations.
Melissa Mark-Viverito supporters say she has more than enough support to be City Council Speaker.
Backed by his family and supporters, Rodriguez is taking over an expanded council district.
Mark-Viverito has the support of the majority of her fellow council members, as well as Bill de Blasio.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio is asking members to support Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito.
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