The Occupy protests have cost local taxpayers at least $13 million in police overtime and other municipal services, according to a survey by The Associated Press.
A $1.5 million overhaul of Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza has been completed. The Department of Transportation added more walkways, bike lanes, and street dividers in order to make what was once the most dangerous intersection of the city safer.
The online review company Yelp officially opened its New York City headquarters Wednesday, joining a growing list of tech and social media companies opening offices around the city.
Advocates and lawyers for victims of sex trafficking said the NYPD is treating their clients more like criminals than victims, and that needs to change.
Several New York City council members are raising questions about the city's practice of fingerprinting applications for federal food stamps. The measure was adopted to curb fraud, but some argue that it's deterring thousands of New Yorkers in need from applying for federally funded food stamps.
The City Council approved a Business Improvement District (BID) for Manhattan's Chinatown. The BID will take annual fees from local businesses to help clean up streets and attract more customers.
Four New York City Council members are letting their constituents decide how to spend $4 million dollars in discretionary funding.