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Paterson Calls Eric Garner and Michael Brown Protesters ‘Narcissistic’

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 17:15
David Paterson claimed anti-police brutality protesters "only care about themselves," and compared them negatively to Al Sharpton.

Bill de Blasio Chief of Staff’s Future in Doubt After Brooklyn Whiffs on DNC

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 16:11
Laura Santucci, Mayor Bill de Blasio's chief of staff, may depart the administration, sources say.

Bill de Blasio Is Now Thinking About Bringing 2020 Democratic Convention to NYC

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 15:29
Mayor Bill de Blasio is now thinking about bringing the 2020 Democratic National Convention to Brooklyn.

Bill de Blasio Says NYPD Tension Played No Role in Losing DNC to Philadelphia

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 14:44
Mayor Bill de Blasio said his rift with the NYPD did not scuttle his bid to bring the Democratic convention to Brooklyn.

High-Dollar Kravis Funder for Bush Raises ‘More Than $4 Million’

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 14:18
Mr. Bush has apparently already honed one key skill of presidential politics—ignoring questions as they are asked and instead answering with your own message.

Brooklyn Loses Bid to Host DNC, Which Will Be Held in Philadelphia

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:01
Mayor Bill de Blasio's home borough of Brooklyn will not play host to the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Democrats Seek Nod to Run for Staten Island Congressional Seat

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 10:18
Vincent Gentile, William Colton and Robert Holst met with the Staten Island Democratic Party about running to replace Michael Grimm.

Legislation Would Allow New Yorkers to Track Absentee Ballots Online

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 10:02
Mr. Kallos is introducing legislation today that would allow New Yorkers to track their absentee ballot online.

With Push for More Desk Appearance Tickets, Council Bill Would Track Racial Data

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 09:39
A bill being introduced today would track the racial breakdown of desk appearance tickets issued for crimes like marijuana possession.

Anthony Shorris Is The Most Powerful New Yorker You’ve Never Heard Of

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 08:02
Despite a resume boasting senior positions under Mayor Ed Koch, Governors Mario Cuomo and Eliot Spitzer, as well as a stint running the Port Authority, Anthony Shorris—whose official title is first deputy mayor but whose wife reportedly calls him the “city’s super”—maintains a low profile and a self-effacing manner. He recently took time from his demanding job to chat about what it’s like to run the show when the mayor’s out of town, imagining his alternative universe and the differences between bureaucrats and the politicians they serve.

Mark-Viverito Proposes Bail Fund and Curbing Arrests for ‘Minor Crimes’

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 18:00
Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said today the city should cut back on arrests for minor crimes, and make it easier for those arrested to make bail.

‘Nothing to Do With Ferguson, Eric Garner': Cop Is Indicted in Akai Gurley Death

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 17:39
Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson said the Akai Gurley case had nothing to do with Eric Garner or Michael Brown.

Akai Gurley’s Family Rages Against Peter Liang, Demands Police Reform

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 17:19
Kimberly Ballinger and Hertencia Petersen based Peter Liang for killing Akai Gurley, and demanded changes at the NYPD.

Melissa Mark-Viverito Calls for New City Offices of Civil Justice and Labor

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 15:52
Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito wants to expand the city's government to to help New Yorkers get access to civil lawyers in civil cases and enforce and study city labor laws.

Cop Who Killed Akai Gurley Pleads Not Guilty to Manslaughter Charge

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 14:48
Officer Peter Liang pleaded not guilty to a manslaughter charge after a grand jury decided to indict him in the death of Akai Gurley.

Cautious de Blasio Continues to Demur on Akai Gurley Case

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:43
Bill de Blasio maintained that the justice system alone decide the guilt of Peter Liang, but defended his reaction to the Eric Garner case.

Super PAC Backing Donovan’s Congressional Bid Will Feature Donovan at Fund-Raiser

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:42
A super PAC supporting Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan's bid for Congress is raising eyebrows after it invited the prosecutor to its fund-raiser.

Will Carl Heastie Be His Own Man or a Sheldon Silver Clone?

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 09:09
Can the new Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie legislate in Sheldon Silver's shadow?

Melissa Mark-Viverito to Call for Criminal Justice Reform in First State of the City

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 06:14
In her first State of the City address, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito will call for the city to use more summonses and tickets in an effort to cut down on arrests.

Council Members Slam Lack of Transparency in NYCHA Real Estate Deal

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 18:35
Rosie Mendez, Inez Dickens and Darlene Mealy attacked failures in communication with the LLC that has taken over six NYCHA properties.