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Longtime NYC planning expert Carl Weisbrod retires

01/06/2017 7:00 AM Updated: 2 weeks 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: 2 weeks 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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 1 month ago

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

12/12/2016 1:32 PM Updated: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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

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Hours Before Holiday, de Blasio Drops 1,500 Emails

11/24/2016 1:30 PM Updated: 1 month ago

  Late Wednesday, just hours before the national holiday of Thanksgiving began, the Mayor’s office released a batch of approximately 1,500 emails between Bill de Blasio and Jonathan

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(Video) Mayor de Blasio Delivers Public Address

11/23/2016 3:00 PM Updated: 1 month ago

Starting at 16:00, Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to the public by beginning with thanking the First Lady Michelle Obama for her love, explaining how New

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The Costs of De Blasio’s Promise to Defy Trump

11/22/2016 2:20 PM Updated: 2 months ago

  Yesterday at Cooper Union, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio gave a speech in which he promised to protect residents should the federal government

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Queens Councilman Organizes Trump Protest in New York

11/20/2016 12:19 PM Updated: 2 months ago

  A wave of anti- Donald Trump protests have swept major U.S. cities since the candidate’s election on Nov. 8. One such march took place in


Here Are 4 New NYC Public Housing Sites

11/18/2016 10:30 AM Updated: 2 months ago

  The New York City Housing Authority announced the locations of four new affordable housing complexes: the Harborview Complex in midtown Manhattan; the Sumner House in Bed-Stuy; and Twin