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Central Harlem »

Airbnb said the number of stays in the city's predominantly black ZIP codes rose 78 percent from 2014.

East New York »

Councilman Rafael Espinal said that while the plan is not perfect, it's the "best possible plan."

Crown Heights »

The changes follow years of violence at the annual pre-West Indian Day Parade event in Brooklyn.

Civic Center »

Some City Council members raised concerns about segregated housing.

Civic Center »

Real Affordability for All criticized de Blasio's plan as unaffordable for too many New Yorkers.

Civic Center »

The City Council is pushing for deeper affordability in the mayor's Mandatory Inclusionary Housing plan.

East New York »

The funding will go toward the renovation of existing units and the construction of new aparments.

Civic Center »

The new council came to order with a mix of allies and enemies being appointed to key positions.

Murray Hill »

The seven council members praised the mayor-elect even as they promised to resist him.

Civic Center »

A plan to give city council members more power has racked up 30 signatures so far, organizers said.

Midtown »

The city has been deprived of more than $350 million in revenue over 31 years, officials said.

Civic Center »

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

Civic Center »

Supporters of the bill are trying to get councilmembers who voted against it to support it.

Kew Gardens »

Despite weeks of pressure from the mayor's office and police unions, members say they're standing strong.

New York City »

The City Council also passed the 2014 budget and overrode the mayor's veto of the paid sick leave bill.