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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.

Astoria »

Astoria Councilman Wants Potholes Repaired Within 5 Days

Costa Constantinides' bill would mandate potholes be filled days after a complaint is made.

Chinatown »

Margaret Chin Tries Again for Crackdown on Counterfeit Handbags

Margaret Chin's new bill targets buildings where counterfeit goods are stored.

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.

Civic Center »

Restaurants Could Get Relief From Health Fines Under Quinn Proposal

Legislation proposed by Christine Quinn would reduce restaurant health fines by about 15 percent.

Midland Beach »

Councilmembers Set to Introduce Bills For Better Storm Planning After Sandy

The City Council will introduce 10 bills aimed at fixing problems the city faced after Hurricane Sandy.

New York City »

City Council Bans Electronic Bikes

The City Council voted Thursday to ban all motorized bikes and dirt bikes unless used for health reasons.

SoHo »

Food Truck Parking Would be Limited Under Proposed Vending Legislation

Councilwoman Margaret Chin's bill calls for new fines for vendors who park too close to fire hydrants.

New York City »

Vendors Celebrate As Council Votes to Cut Fines in Half

But Mayor Bloomberg has promised to veto the bill that reduce fines for street venders.

New York City »

Quinn, Bloomberg Clash Over Plan to Slash Food Cart Fines

Street vendors have been pressuring Quinn to reduce punitive vendor fines.

New York City »

New York State Passes Toughest Gun Control Law in Nation

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the NY SAFE Act into law.

New York City »

City Councilman Proposes Legislation to Better Track School Bus Crashes

Councilman Robert Jackson wants the DOE to provide more information about school bus crashes.

New York City »

City Council Cracks Down on Pedicabs

New rules will prohibit pedicabs from charging exorbitant prices to unsuspecting tourists.

New York City »

City Council Wants Taxi Meter-Style Timers in Pedicabs

New legislation would force pedicabs to install timers and charge only by-the-minute fares.

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