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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.

Bushwick »

Rezoning of Rheingold Brewery Site in Bushwick Approved by City Council

The rezoning plan was overwhelmingly approved Tuesday by the full City Council.

Greenpoint »

Final Vote on Greenpoint Waterfront Towers Postponed by City Council

The controversial development at 77 Commercial St. was slated for a Thursday vote.

Hudson Square »

Hudson Square Receives $27M for Streetscape Improvements

Sidewalks, parks and other outdoor spaces will be revamped as part of the project.

Midtown »

Plan to Add Skyscrapers in East Midtown Gets Demolished

Mayor Bloomberg yanked the proposal after the City Council rejected it.  

Upper West Side »

Helen Rosenthal Wins Upper West Side City Council Seat

The longtime Upper West Sider won 78 percent of votes.

Jamaica »

Two Jamaica City Council Seats Up for Grabs on Election Day

Queens Councilmen Leroy Comrie and James Gennaro are term-limited.

Civic Center »

City Council Raises Age to Buy Cigarettes to 21

The measure also raises the age to purchase e-cigarettes.

Midtown »

MSG Unveils Final Phase of Billion-Dollar Renovation at Star-Studded Event

The new space features a bridge suspended over the upper-level seats and new video screens.

St. George »

Council Backs Plan for Staten Island Ferry to Sail Every Half Hour

The bill will increase Staten Island Ferry service to every half hour starting in 2015.

St. George »

Plan for More Regular Staten Island Ferry Service Passes Hurdle

A bill to increase service to every half-hour was approved by the city's Transportation Committee.

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