New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced a transition committee on Tuesday filled with notable names, including former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and former Council Member Una Clarke, mother of Congresswoman Yvette Clarke. … Full Article
Mark Treyger, a public school teacher turned politician, set an ambitious agenda for his first year in the City Council, telling hundreds of supporters at his swearing in ceremony on Sunday that he will push for an investigation to ensure that Superstorm Sandy relief funds are properly spen … Full Article
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is vowing to learn from mistakes made in response to this week's snowstorm.
Several neighborhoods, including Manhattan's Upper East Side, were not plowed effectively, snarling traffic. … Full Article
A lawmaker usually has to be on the City Council a few years before having any real clout.
But two of the council’s “youngsters” are bucking conventional political wisdom by moving up far and fast. … Full Article
The conventional wisdom following the election of Melissa Mark-Viverito as the new council speaker is that Mayor Bill de Blasio had such a strong hand in her candidacy, she might not have won without his help. … Full Article
Freshman Councilman Carlos Menchaca (D-Sunset Park-Red Hook) took his oath of office on Sunday, telling hundreds of supporters who attended the ceremony that the time had come to take the progressive ideals that he and other victorious candidates ran on and put them into practice in city go … Full Article