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Someday, a drunk person won’t be able to drive a car because the car won’t start. U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said he wants someday to be here soon. … Full Article

Town hall meeting discusses controversial issues in Brooklyn Heights

A town hall meeting explored controversial issues in the Brooklyn Heights area on Tuesday night, discussing the effects a “condo economy” is having on the neighborhood’s residents. … Full Article

Asian-American community applauds mayor on Lunar New Year school closing

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to have New York’s public schools observe the Lunar New Year holiday is a sign of the growing political clout of the city’s Asian-American community, according to political observers, who noted that the mayor’s decision came after intense pressure from advoca … Full Article

End of Albany session yields few wins for de Blasio


The New York state legislative session lurched to an end Tuesday, shunting sweeping changes to the side while largely preserving the status quo, an outcome that yielded scant victories and much frustration for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. … Full Article

Brooklyn pols join fight for Lunar New Year school holiday

With the growth of the Asian-American population in New York City over the past several years, the school system has seen a sharp rise in the number of Asian-American students, according to Southwest Brooklyn elected officials and political leaders, who said Asians now account for 15 percent of t … Full Article

Treyger demands de Blasio hire 1,000 more cops

In the wake of a series of shootings in Coney Island, Councilman Mark Treyger called on the de Blasio Administration to hire 1,000 additional police officers to patrol city streets. … Full Article

Rent rules top agenda as legislative deadline nears

Time is running out for the more than 2 million tenants covered by New York City's rent laws while a deal to renew the regulations continues to elude New York state lawmakers. … Full Article

Spike in anti-Semitic crimes worries Greenfield

Councilmember David Greenfield, who earlier this year introduced a bill that would allow yeshivas and other religious schools to have city-funded security officers, is redoubling his efforts to get the legislation passed, charging that a recent spike in anti-Semitic crimes makes passage imperativ … Full Article

Looking for work? Gentile to host job fair

Councilmember Vincent Gentile has seen numerous residents coming into his Bay Ridge district office, resumes in hand, asking for his help in landing jobs. In an effort to help New Yorkers find work, Gentile is turning into a one-man employment, at least for one day. … Full Article

Brook-Krasny to resign from State Assembly on July 7

Assemblymember Alec Brook-Krasny, the first Soviet-born man to serve in the New York State Assembly, is planning to resign from his post to take a job in the private sector  … Full Article

Driving lessons would teach bike safety under new bill

With more and more people riding bikes these days, it makes sense for everyone – bicyclists and motorists alike – to learn to share the city’s streets, according to state Sen. … Full Article

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