The city council candidates, who share similar views on many issues, are vying for Gale Brewer's seat.
Council Speaker Christine Quinn has thrown her support behind the paid sick leave bill.
Legislation that would force stores to keep cigarettes out of sight was formally introduced Wednesday.
The City Council approved the Pier 17 revedelopment plan, including new food markets.
Councilwoman Margaret Chin's bill calls for new fines for vendors who park too close to fire hydrants.
Three candidates are vying for the term-limited seat currenly held by Peter Vallone, Jr.
Ed Hartzog, who's running for Jessica Lappin's District 5 seat, has raised more than $20,000.
Councilman Jumaane Williams warned NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly that simmering tension needed fixing.
Hiram Monserrate will start his sentence on April 11 after a judge gave him time to complete dental work.
Hill Krishnan, 37, said his South Asian heritage helps him bring big ideas to the District 5 election.
Education advocate Noah Gotbaum has decided to run for City Council instead.
But Mayor Bloomberg has promised to veto the bill that reduce fines for street venders.
Robert Jackson says his wife suffered severe injuries at the Fairway market in his Harlem district.
A DNAinfo.com New York report found that Quinn's home club support is waning, but she's not worried.
Alexander Meadows is the third openly gay candidate for the District 3 seat on Manhattan's West Side.
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