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How many cab rides have you had in New York City during which a woman is behind the wheel? … Full Article

NYC Council bill calls for panic buttons in all taxis

The City Council has introduced a bill that would require emergency buttons in all New York City taxis. If the legislation is adopted it would cover yellow, green and livery cabs. … Full Article

Sanitation Dept. expands organic recycling in Bay Ridge

More Bay Ridge residents will be asked to collect their after-dinner table scraps as part of the Department of Sanitation’s organic recycling effort, according to a local official who said the agency is expanding a pilot program already underway in the neighborhood. … Full Article

Colton organizing Bensonhurst trash plant protest

Undaunted by the start of construction of a new Department of Sanitation trash processing plant in Bensonhurst, Assemblymember Bill Colton is organizing a rally to protest the facility. … Full Article

Schumer calls for $2.5M for Navy Yard project

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer on Tuesday urged the U.S. … Full Article

$3M in Sandy funding approved for Coney Island’s Steeplechase Pier

U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries on Tuesday announced more than $3.4 million in federal funding for Sandy-related repairs to the Coney Island Steeplechase Pier. … Full Article

NY Senate shelves plan to allow local minimum wage increases

A proposal to let cities in New York state set their own minimum wages was shelved by lawmakers in the state Senate on Monday — dealing a setback to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and others who want the state to relinquish its total control of the wage. … Full Article

De Blasio: No threats against police amid Baltimore violence

Mayor Bill de Blasio is saying he is not aware of any threats against police in New York City in the wake of violence in Baltimore. … Full Article

Legal hardball: Brooklyn Heights preservationists put more muscle behind ‘Save the View Now’

No more hand-made flyers and five dollar bills gathered in a passed hat. … Full Article

Brooklyn congressman drafts bill making police chokeholds a crime

A New York congressman, citing last year's videotaped death of Eric Garner in a police chokehold, announced Monday that he's sponsoring a bill that would make the maneuver a federal crime. … Full Article

Groups trying to turn Myrtle Avenue into an age-friendly thoroughfare

It is no secret that Brooklyn is rapidly changing — cranes can be spotted at every corner of Downtown Brooklyn and the surrounding neighborhoods. Now, a few groups are trying to make sure that senior citizens are not left behind because of the changes. … Full Article

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