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07.01.15 Liam Mathews

City Councilman Costa Constantinides, who represents Astoria and parts of Woodside, East Elmhurst and Jackson Heights, has set aside $52,500 of his $710,000 in annual discretionary funds to clean up graffiti in his district, DNAinfo reports. “Our sidewalks and buildings are windows to the neighborhood and it is important to keep them clean and graffiti-free,” […]

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05.28.15 Liam Mathews

A horse veterinarian who conducted a study on stress levels in carriage horses gave a presentation to City Council members on Wednesday and claimed that the horses are not stressed, the Daily News reports. Joe Bertone, a specialist in equine medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, told several council members and their representatives that […]

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04.24.15 Liam Mathews

A bill recently reintroduced in the City Council by Ydanis Rodriguez, chair of the Transportation Committee, and Brad Lander, would require the private corporation that runs Citi Bike to publish “revenues generated by the Citi Bike program, whether the program had a deficit or a profit and how much such deficit or profit was, and […]

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04.16.15 Liam Mathews

City Councilman Mark Treyger, who represents Brooklyn’s District 47, proposed a pointless bill during Wednesday’s transportation committee meeting that would ban cell phone use while bicycling. According to Streetsblog, no one was really into it: “Council Member Mark Treyger’s bill to ban handheld cell phone use while bicycling came up for a hearing today at […]

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01.24.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Good news for the 9.4% of New Yorkers who are currently jobless: The New York City Council passed a bill yesterday that will prohibit companies from discriminating against unemployed applicants. Which means, in theory, that frustrated job-seekers will no longer be trapped in the vicious, paradoxical cycle of needing to have a job in order […]

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