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Civic Center »

Styrofoam Containers, School Trays to be Banned in NYC Starting in July

School trays, some of which are made out of styrofoam, will also be switched to compostable material.

Concourse »

BP Diaz Unveils Legislation to Grade Nail Salons, Spas, Barber Shops

The legislation would set up a restaurant-style grading system for cosmetology businesses.

Times Square & Theater District »

Costumed Characters Would Need Photo ID and Background Check Under New Bill

A bill governing Times Square characters will be introduced Wednesday, City Councilman Andy King said.

Chelsea »

Albany Passes 50-Year Tax Break for Penn South Complex

The law will give the co-op a tax break as long as it continues offering below-market apartments.

TriBeCa »

Restaurants That Dump Leaky Garbage Bags Should Be Fined, Councilwoman Says

City Councilwoman Margaret Chin wants to fight rat infestations by targeting garbage leaks. 

Financial District »

Boost Diversity at Top High Schools by Changing Entry Test, Lawmakers Say

Legislators want the DOE to consider eighth-graders' attendance and grades, not just test results.

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.