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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.

St. George »

City Council Wants Staten Island Ferris Wheel Without Mall, Report Says

The City Council is looking for a way to approve the New York Wheel without Empire Outlets.

Upper West Side »

Gale Brewer Reflects on 12 Years in the City Council

If elected, Gale Brewer will make enabling "smart growth" the center of her work as borough president. 

Civic Center »

City Council Coalition Plans to Rein in Next Speaker's Power

A group of members wants to shift some of the next City Council speaker's power back to the council.

Westerleigh »

City Council Passes Bill for Pilot Composting Program

The two year program will collect food waste around the city.

Civic Center »

Council Passes Two Bills Reforming Medical Examiner's Office After Scandals

Poorly trained lab techs and unlogged DNA evidence prompted the reform, councilmembers said.

Upper East Side »

Ben Kallos Cruises to Win in UES City Council Primary

Kallos beat Micah Kellner, whose campaign took a hit when sex harassment allegations surfaced in July.

Williamsburg »

Antonio Reynoso Beats Vito Lopez and Stephen Levin Keeps City Council Seat

Antonio Reynoso beat Vito Lopez and Stephen Levin kept his spot in office in Tuesday's primary.

Red Hook »

Carlos Menchaca Beats Incumbent to Take District 38's City Council Seat

Menchaca defeated incumbent Sara Gonzalez for the City Council seat in Red Hook and Sunset Park.

Chinatown »

Margaret Chin Wins Big in Downtown Democratic Council Primary

Chin retained her seat in a fight against challenger Jenifer Rajkumar, with a 17-point lead.