New York City jails holding teenage inmates are extremely violent and unsafe - and major reforms are needed.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing a new labor contract for New York City's largest municipal union.
District Council 37, which represents more than 100,000 city workers, agreed to a new contract on Wednesday which includes 10 percent raises over seven years.
That falls in line with a pattern of raises established by the new teachers' union contract agreed to in May.
Urban Librarians Unite is holding a 24 Hour Read-In rally to call for more funding to New York City Public Libraries.
The New York City Council wants free lunch for all public school students added to the budget for fiscal year 2015.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is urging CBS to keep "The Late Show" in New York City after David Letterman retires.
The New York City Council is introducing a bill that would impose a 10 cent fee on plastic and paper bags used at grocery stores.
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.