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Council Passes De Blasio's Police and Fire Pension Plan Without Much Notice

The unexpected vote was taken Wednesday. Police and fire unions criticized the move.

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.