The New York City Council has passed expanded paid sick days legislation.
The new bill has the support of Mayor Bill de Blasio. It will give the right to have paid sick days to 355,000 workers.
The bill will be the first that de Blasio, a Democrat, signs into law. He said Wednesday that the council "made history" with the legislation.
Combined with previous legislation, more than a half-million New Yorkers will now be entitled to take up to five sick days without fear of losing their job.
The City Council leader who had hoped to become New York City's first female and first openly gay mayor says she's leaving the council honored and proud to have served in it.
Christine Quinn reflected Thursday on her eight-year tenure as council speaker. She spoke ahead of its final meeting this year. She and many colleagues leave office Dec. 31.
Quinn was a leading Democratic mayoral candidate early in this year's race. She ultimately placed third in the primary, won by now Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio.
New York City's food trucks would face tighter restrictions under a new bill proposed by City Councilman Dan Garodnick. The bill would create up to 450 "food truck zones." The parking spots would be the only places they could legally serve food.
The number of New York City students suspended from school dropped by more than a third in the last half of 2012 compared with 2011.
The administration is being questioned in detail for the first time about its cleanup efforts in the wake of the blizzard, which dumped more than two feet of snow in some parts of the city.
New York City City Council considered a bill today that would ban owners from tethering their dogs up for long periods of time.
In this interview with political scientist Bruce Berg, we get the basics of how NYC’s government works. Berg is the author of the book "New York City Politics: Governing Gotham" (Rutgers).