The development is slated to bring 1,700 new apartments to the Astoria waterfront.
Affordable housing was increased from 20 to 27 percent.
Councilman Carlos Menchaca's participatory budgeting program for District 38 kicked off this week.
Councilman Steven Matteo's plan to create a BID in the West Shore was approved by the council.
Councilman Costa Constantinides says he wants to ensure the project is affordable for local residents.
Parents and officials have been fighting a planned 20-story nursing home set to go up next to P.S. 63.
The city now has until the end of 2018 to decide whether NYU's Bleecker St. site should become a school.
Elected officials and tenants will hold a hearing Monday about the fate of the Astoria Cove Project.
Parents want NYU to extend a year-end deadline for a new public school on Bleecker Street.
The developer of 19 E. Houston St. said it will limit retail to 10,000 square feet.
Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez will offer participatory budgeting for the first time this year.
The DOE must commit to build a school on Bleecker Street by Dec. 31, or else NYU will retake the site.
Claudette restaurant initially promised the Community Board they wouldn't have outdoor seating.
Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo backed a proposal by a nonprofit who hired her disgraced nephew.
From BAM to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, eight cultural groups are getting $22 million in city funds.
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