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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.

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.

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