NYC Politics


Cuomo seeks to change New York law that allows 14-year-olds to marry

03/13/2017 7:45 PM

An overlooked law on the books in New York since 1929 has made it legal for children as young as 14 to marry with parental and


Mayor, NYPD, Council show united front against hate at Staten Island JCC

03/07/2017 5:32 PM

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared at the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island Tuesday alongside Police Commissioner James O’Neil to meet with Jewish


Cuomo grants $25 million for private school and yeshiva security

02/23/2017 6:02 PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announced today a $25 million security grant for nonpublic schools. The move was applauded by Teach NYS, a project of the Orthodox Union advocating


Day school advocate: “Schools do not have the necessary resources to handle” anti-Semitism

02/22/2017 12:54 PM

The disturbing rise in anti-Semitic incidents was confronted Wednesday in a conference call hosted by Maury Litwack, the executive director of Teach NYS, a project of


(Op-ed) Time is now for de Blasio to keep promises to special needs children

02/22/2017 11:26 AM Updated: 2 months ago

(By Mark Meyer Appel) In an emotion-filled 2014 City Hall press conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio, flanked by ex Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, promised a major overhaul to

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Longtime NYC planning expert Carl Weisbrod retires

01/06/2017 7:00 AM Updated: 3 months ago

Veteran city government worker Carl Weisbrod announced his resignation Wednesday from his position as Chairman of the City Planning Commission for Mayor Bill de Blasio. Weisbrod’s

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Brooklyn councilman David Greenfield introduces legislation to prevent garbage truck traffic

01/04/2017 12:00 PM Updated: 3 months ago

Brooklyn city councilman is introducing legislation Wednesday requiring the Department of Sanitation to release GPS data showing where its garbage trucks are in real time. According

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NY AG Schneiderman supports NYC purging ID records

12/21/2016 2:33 PM Updated: 4 months ago

In a brief filed Tuesday, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman supported New York City in a lawsuit regarding data collected by the municipal ID card program,


Post: Dov Hikind planned “Save Ocean Parkway” to keep cars out of his neighborhood

12/19/2016 4:53 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  The New York Post reported today a revealing story on the vanities of politicians. Assemblyman Dov Hikind has been holding “Save Ocean Parkway” protests regarding


CM Greenfield brings housing expertise to Israel

12/16/2016 12:43 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  David Greenfield represents Midwood, Borough Park and Bensonhurst in the New York City Council, but this past week found him very far away from the 44th


De Blasio backs Ellision for DNC Chair

12/14/2016 4:13 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  Mayor Bill de Blasio released a statement today showing his support for Rep. Keith Ellison as he runs for leadership of the Democratic National Committee. In


Felder and Golden demand more changes to 421-a

12/14/2016 3:43 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  Brooklyn State Sens. Simcha Felder and Marty Golden are calling for more changes to 421-a, the beleaguered real estate tax break that expired at the


Watch de Blasio on the one mistake that cost Clinton the election

12/12/2016 4:02 PM Updated: 4 months ago

City, unions site last week’s construction death as sign of industry-wide problem

12/12/2016 1:32 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  New York City’s buildings and investigation departments are currently investigating the death last week of construction worker Wilfredo Enriques, but both City and union officials are already calling for

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House GOP sticks NYC with Trump bill

12/07/2016 10:40 AM Updated: 4 months ago

  House Republicans voted yesterday to allocate $7 million to cover security expenses related to protecting President-elect Donald Trump and his family, who currently reside at


State Senator Again Targeted by Anti-Semitic Hate

12/01/2016 1:00 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  Assemblyman Brad Hoylman, who represents the Manhattan neighborhoods of Chelsea, the Village and the Lower East Side, received an email earlier this week threatening to burn him and

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De Blasio Asserts He Did Not Play Favorites With Outside Agencies

11/29/2016 4:00 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  Mayor Bill de Blasio released 1,500 heavily redacted emails just before Thanksgiving after being sued by the New York Post and NY1 for not delivering


City and State Officials Arrested at Fight for $15 Protest

11/29/2016 12:00 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  City Council Members Mark Levine, Brad Lander and Antonio Reynoso were arrested Tuesday morning along with Assemblyman Francisco Moya during a protest advocating for a national


Brooklyn Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Campaigns for Dem Leadership

11/27/2016 5:40 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries published a three-page letter Sunday detailing why he should be elected Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy & Communications Committee (DPCC) during


Eric Adams on Why Trump Won: “People Don’t Realize How Simple Voters Are”

11/24/2016 2:30 PM Updated: 5 months ago

  In a recent interview, Brooklyn Borough President Erik Adams offered his analysis of the recent presidential election, Politico reports. Adams explained how he believes Republican