New York City Council


Longtime NYC Councilman Herbert Berman Dies

Monday, July 07, 2014

A former New York City councilman who later served as Gov. George Pataki's ambassador to the city's Jewish community has died.


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Sen. Smith and Councilman Halloran Arrested in Plot to Rig Mayor's Race

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says that NY State Senator Malcolm Smith "tried to bribe his way" into a shot at the New York City mayoral race. Both Sen. Smith and New York City Councilman Dan Halloran were arrested this morning for the alleged plot.

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In Early Push, Left-Leaning Group Courts City Council Hopefuls

Friday, March 08, 2013

A left-leaning group of City Council members is early and aggressively courting Council hopefuls months before the election in which nearly half the Council’s seats will be up for grabs.

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Scandal Pushes Back Final Council District Maps

Monday, December 24, 2012

In mid-November, news broke that the map-drawing commission was making some eleventh hour moves. There was a change to the final draft map, which moved a single block in Brooklyn. It happened to include the home of Vito Lopez, the assemblyman who was censured over sexual harassment allegations.



Commission Begins Balancing Act of Redrawing Council Lines

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


All 51 City Council districts will have redrawn lines before the 2013 election.  The changes are expected to reflect the results of the newest census data for New York City, which showed demographic shifts in population, including increases within certain minority groups.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Communist Propaganda or Capitalist Commercial? A 1930s WNYC Broadcast is Mired in Controversy.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Moscow's Park of Culture and Rest was one of the topics in a controversial series of travelogues aired by WNYC in late 1937 and early 1938. Critics of the station charged the broadcasts were Soviet propaganda meant to gloss over the dictatorship of Joseph Stalin.

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