Charging that unscrupulous landlords are bypassing the city’s zoning laws by gutting one- and two-family homes and turning the dwellings into multiple-unit apartment houses, a trio of Brooklyn elected officials came to Dyker Heights on Monday to announce proposed legislation aimed at stoppi … Full Article
A proposal to restore weekend service on the X28 express bus is winning praise from elected officials who represent neighborhoods where riders would stand to benefit from a return ofSaturday and Sunday buses. … Full Article
Is the computer becoming a terror weapon? In the wrong hands, it could be, according to U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who has introduced legislation to change to the country’s cybersecurity procedures. … Full Article
Book lovers can rejoice now that Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council have agreed on a new budget, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who said the fiscal package includes $23 million for libraries. … Full Article
The race for Democratic leader in the 46th Assembly District (AD) focused this week on the issue of one candidate’s residency as his rival hinted that he’s a carpetbagger who doesn’t even live in the district that he’s running in. … Full Article
Mayor Bill de Blasio has reached an agreement with the City Council on an $82.1 billion budget -- the earliest budget agreement with the City Council since 2001.
The mayor announced the agreement at a press conference on Wednesday. … Full Article
Declaring it a victory for the city’s young people, Councilmember Mathieu Eugene praised the de Blasio administration for agreeing to put $38.5 million into the budget to expand the Summer Youth Employment Program. … Full Article