The bill seeking to reverse the reduction of disability pension will now go before the Assembly.
Veterans groups say the mayor has made a series of missteps in his handling of their community.
The program is modeled after former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative.
The mayor said his $78.3 billion budget prepared the city for future downturns.
Brooklyn Councilman Brad Lander called the legislation the "toughest" protections in the country.
The mayor said the city respects non-violent protests but participants must obey police commands.
Mark-Viverito said the City Council is united on the issue and she won't stop pursuing more police.
Bill sponsor Councilman Brad Lander called the legislation the most stringent in the nation.
De Blasio and Sen. Chuck Schumer rode the train to get Congress to pass a long-term transportation bill.
Twitter user @darth was inspired to create a new sign to add to the MTA's courtesy campaign.
The de Blasio administration was criticized for not releasing details of the savings plan earlier.
The money came from a settlement with the city over Ydanis Rodriguez's Occupy Wall Street arrest.
DOC Commissioner Joseph Ponte said the department needs better facilities to fix conditions at Rikers.
The fundraiser is expected to raise money for 100 local charities.
Bratton made a case for more police during City Council budget hearings.
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