New York City Council

New York City Council

Adrienne Adams, faith leaders rally for How Many Stops Act

Speaker Adrienne Adams said she has no doubt that the council has the votes to override the mayor’s veto of the legislation.

Heard Around Town

Chair-gate: Eric Adams' veto fight gets petty

The mayor is maintaining control in City Hall, one plastic chair at a time.

Heard Around Town

NYC Council’s Progressive Caucus shrinks (for now) while Common Sense Caucus grows

New Council Members Chris Banks and Yusef Salaam don’t have any immediate plans to join the Progressive Caucus.

News & Politics

Chi Ossé, Tiffany Cabán and Shahana Hanif lose committee chair positions in City Council shakeup

As part of the shakeup, Shaun Abreu and Lincoln Restler will receive chair positions. The City Council will confirm chair positions for standing committees at its stated meeting on Thursday.

Heard Around Town

Amanda Farías’ historic appointment as New York City Council majority leader gets promoted a week late

The delay comes after the news was overshadowed by the sudden demotion of her predecessor in the role, Council Member Keith Powers.

Heard Around Town

Adrienne Adams reelected council speaker; Farías in, Powers out as majority leader

Adams was unanimously reelected, and a shakeup in the majority leader role added Amanda Farías to the leadership slate.

Interviews & Profiles

Ari Kagan’s exit interview: ‘I’m staying in the Republican Party.’

The outgoing New York City Council member said he has already had many job offers for his next stop.

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NYPD opposes more stringent reporting requirements in POST Act

One proposal to clarify the surveillance technology transparency law “would be extremely harmful to the functioning of the department,” one official said.

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NYC Council mulls removing limits to street vendor licenses

At a hearing Wednesday, council members discussed how to legitimize vendors as small businesses.

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NYC Council grills Adams admin budget director on proposed cuts

The council held a hearing to push back on City Hall’s budget projections.

Winners & Losers

Meet the new City Council members

Whether they unseated an incumbent or took charge of a national conversation, each disrupted the norm in their newly redrawn districts.


Council staff union stages silent protest during stated meeting to push for fair contract

The union wants the pace of negotiating a brand-new contract to pick up after roughly 18 months of bargaining.


Christine Quinn: ‘The best job I’ve ever had was being on the City Council’

The former Speaker spoke to New York’s newest leaders at City & State’s annual City Council Retreat.

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City Council examines how to help migrant students in hearing

The Immigration and Education committees will review the impacts of shelter limits and other issues.