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Long Island City »

Public Advocate and NYCLU Call for Probe of City's 'Illegal Cab' Seizures

The outcry follows DNAinfo's story about inspectors accusing innocent drivers of being illegal cabbies.

Tremont & East Tremont »

See How Your South Bronx Councilmember is Spending Discretionary Funds

An interactive chart shows how several members of the Bronx's poorest districts spent tax dollars.

Upper West Side »

Upper West Side Gets Additional Council Funding Under New Budget Rules

Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal secured nearly $145,000 more for her district this year.

Morningside Heights »

'George Carlin Way' to Take Over West 121st Street

The West 121st Street block once home to George Carlin will be renamed in his honor.

Civic Center »

Low-Income Tenants Fighting Eviction Get $5M for Legal Help

The city's budget more than doubled funding for legal assistance for tenants in Housing Court.

Upper West Side »

Councilwoman Pushes Law to Pull Drivers' Licenses After Fatal Crashes

Helen Rosenthal wants to extend "Cooper's Law" to cover all New York drivers.

Upper East Side »

16-Year-Olds Take Step Closer to Serving on Community Boards

A committee resolution to let 16- and 17-year-olds serve will now go before the full City Council.

Upper West Side »

City Council Passes 'Cooper's Law' to Yank Cab Licenses After Crashes

The bill revokes a cabbie's license in cases when they hit a pedestrian while breaking traffic rules. 

Woodside »

Woodside Corner to Be Named for Late Councilman Walter McCaffrey

61st Street and Woodside Ave. will be named "Walter McCaffrey Place" in honor of the late politician.

Upper West Side »

Pols Propose New Law to Curb Construction Near Schools at Rally

Local elected officials wants to require developers to get city approval to build near schools. 

Upper West Side »

UWS Community Board Rejects Cab Crash Bill After Initial Support

The board described the legislation as vague and unfair to taxi drivers. 

Chelsea »

Plan to Increase Public Space in Hudson Yards Approved by City Council

The $4.5 billion development will get twice the public space under a newly approved plan.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

57th Street Tower Moves Forward After Developer Adds School

TF Cornerstone agreed to add a public pre-K program to its West 57th Street development.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Neighbors Oppose 1,200-Unit Building on West 57th Street

The new building would bring too many people to an area without amenities to serve them, locals said.

Upper East Side »

Delinquent Community Board Members Face Ouster, Councilman Warns

Upper East Side Councilman Ben Kallos introduced a controversial process to reform Community Board 8.

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