This week's feature story profiles Charles Barron, the polarizing politician from East New York. He was the 42nd District city councilman for 12 years, before getting termed-out at the end of 2013. His wife, Inez Barron, vacated her state Assembly seat after winning the election for Charles's seat, ... More >>
Twenty six bills, a record, were passed in the City Council's final session of the year on Thursday. Friday's headlines, though, were always going to be about just two -- the first proposing a ban on e-cigarettes in indoor public spaces, the second a ban on plastic foam containers. Among the 24 le ... More >>
The NYPD released a spiffy new interactive crime map on Sunday. Enter an address, any address, and the map will tell you the precise location and nature of every crime that has occurred in the surrounding area as far back as January 2012. You can filter by type of crime to identify the neighborhoods ... More >>
Queens Assemblywoman Grace Meng, who would be New York's first Asian-American member of Congress, has raised $300,000 in ten days. Obviously, she's thrilled. "We are definitely excited. I think this is going to be a historical campaign that people all throughout New York and the country are lookin ... More >>
Some employers are sending a clear message through their job postings to those who most need work: If you're unemployed, stay away. But it may be a bit more difficult for employers in New York City to reject the unemployed, if legislation introduced today at City Hall passes. This legislation woul ... More >>
Ladies and gentlemen, a photo of the world's only Filet-O-Fish Happy Meal.Gather round, children, and listen to a tale of the evil New York City Council attempting to take your Happy Meal toys away. Yahoo reports that the dastardly City Council Deputy Majority Leader Leroy Comrie, who comes f ... More >>
Ronald McDonald may be returning to the airwaves, but a New York City Council member is determined to keep the clown from making his way into children's digestive tracts.
Jumaane WilliamsPart of the ritual of every City Council hearing is the "we'll get back to you" response by city officials on the hot seat who are stuck for an answer. That was the steady refrain more than two months ago when the two top officials of NYC Media, the city's TV station (yes, the ... More >>
Brooklyn city councilman Charles Barron launched a long-shot campaign for City Council Speaker this afternoon and it was a one-man, one-vote affair: 48 votes for incumbent speaker Christine Quinn; one vote - Barron's own - for Barron. Still, the Nehru-suited Barron pulled no punches. He was running, ... More >>
We see Mayor Bloomberg is getting serious about his election campaign. The Post says his operatives sent them a tape of Bill Thompson not reacting when the co-owner of the delightful West Village Brit boite Tea and Sympathy called Christine Quinn a "whore." Restauranteur Sean Kavanagh-Dowsett also s ... More >>
Hollis, Queens's Run-DMC will join Joey Ramone and the week-long promotional tour for U2's last album (R.I.P.) in having their name memorialized as a New York City street sign. The corner of 205th Street and Hollis Avenue in Queens will be renamed "Run-DMC JMJ Way," in dual homage to the slain Jam M ... More >>
Council members barely question Martin Horn on the deadly teen jail at Rikers
Erasing term limits and contribution caps amid a speaker battle
De Blasio Leads Unholy Union War on City's Campaign Finance Board
Leaders Offer a Surprising Mix of Praise and Put-Down
Will the City Council Finally Protect Kids From Toxic Paint?