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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.

Upper West Side »

Councilwoman Wants to Restrict Science Experiment That Burned Students

The "rainbow experiment" that burned students is too dangerous, a local official said.

Jamaica »

New Councilman Vows to Bring More Opportunities for Jamaica’s Youth

I. Daneek Miller is three months into his first term and focused on opportunities for young people.

Upper West Side »

Law Would Make Barring Tenants from Amenities a Civil Rights Violation

The proposal comes in response to rent-regulated tenants being barred from building amenities.

Upper East Side »

Upper East Siders to Vote on How to Spend $1M in City Funds

District 5 will take part in the participatory budgeting process for the first time this spring.

Upper East Side »

Let 16-Year-Olds Serve on Community Boards, Politicians Say

Councilman Ben Kallos wants to extend community board membership to older teens.

Chelsea »

GMHC Still Searching for CEO Months After Firing Former Leader

Christine Quinn was a top choice for CEO of the struggling AIDS organization, sources said. 

Washington Heights »

Ydanis Rodriguez and Mark Levine Tapped to Lead Council Committees

Rodriguez will chair the transportation committe while Levine will lead the parks committee.

Upper East Side »

New UES Councilman Ben Kallos to Take on Marine Transfer Station, Pre-K

Kallos discussed his top priorites for the district with DNAinfo New York.

Upper West Side »

New UWS Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal to Tackle Homeless Shelter, Bike Lane

Rosenthal talked to DNAinfo New York about her top goals for the neighborhood. 

Mott Haven »

Melissa Mark-Viverito Sworn in to Third Term as Race for Speaker Continues

Melissa Mark-Viverito supporters say she has more than enough support to be City Council Speaker.

Washington Heights »

Ydanis Rodriguez Sworn in to Second City Council Term

Backed by his family and supporters, Rodriguez is taking over an expanded council district.

Civic Center »

E-Cigarettes Included in City's Smoking Ban

The City Council extended existing smoking bans to include electronic cigarettes.

Greenpoint »

North Brooklyn Developers Offer Surprise Affordable Housing Provisions

Both the Bushwick rezoning and the Greenpoint Landing plan came with unexpected affordable housing.

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