NYC Council Member Mark Levine, 7th District

By Elizabeth Kim Two years following the passage of a landmark law which gave low-income tenants facing eviction the right to a free attorney, a new bill has been introduced in the City Council to mandate city funding to tenant organizing groups so they can educate people on their legal...

For more than 10 years, the West Side Spirit has recognized the exceptional contributions of Upper West Siders with the WESTY (The West Side Spirit Thanks You) Awards. On Tuesday, April 16th, 12 WESTY's were presented to a dynamic mix of individuals representing the best of the UWS: a U.S....

By Sarina Trangle A building management team in East New York told tenants keys would not be an option once a biometric facial scanning security system is installed, their attorneys said.  Residents of a Hell's Kitchen loft are in court seeking mechanical keys to the main lobby, their sole path to the...

By Natalie Duddridge Keeping children away from flavored e-cigarettes is the goal of a new campaign launched today at city hall. Sixth-grader Yael Mintz may look small, but her voice is big, reports CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge. She’s adding to the growing chorus calling for a ban on menthol and flavored e-cigarettes. “I want...

By Ivan Pereira A proposed City Council bill would make it more expensive for construction companies to turn their noise up to 11 after hours. City Councilman Mark Levine introduced legislation last week that would increase by more than $400 the daily fees construction companies must pay to do work outside typical business hours....

By Suzy Weiss Weight-loss laxatives peddled by Cardi B and the Kardashians are a “dangerous scam” that pose a serious health risk to New York’s self-conscious teens, according to a local lawmaker proposing a ban on their sale to minors. “The fact that kids can stroll into bodega, grocery and...

By Ana B. Nieto Con acordes de música latina que llega de la radio como fondo, Carlos Ventura apura el recorte de la barba de su cliente con detalle y cuidado. Concentrado. Es miércoles, en su negocio La Magia Barbershop y hay una cierta calma a primeras horas de la...

By Caroline Splvack City Council members are pushing to revert a contested zoning amendment that seeks to shrink mechanical voids used to beef up building heights back to the city’s initial, slightly stricter proposal. The Department of City Planning (DCP) originally set out to cap voids, which have been exploited by...

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