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The Immigrant Voting Bill, also know as Intro. 1867, has passed the City Council with overwhelming support with 33 affirmative to 14 negative votes on Monday. 

The bill, introduced in its current iteration by City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez (D-Manhattan), was the first one he sponsored when he joined the Council 12 years ago and he has seen it through before he leaves office due to term limits.


The city Board of Elections released another update for ranked-choice voting eliminations July 6. The update solidified the winners of various…


After the tally seesawed back and forth Tuesday night, Borough President Donovan Richards leads former Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, his challenger, by 2,076 votes out of more than 156,000 ballots cast in the Democratic primary.

Richards, in unofficial totals released by the Board of Elections had 64,814 votes, or 41.53 percent of the votes, by Wednesday afternoon. Crowley had tallied 62,738 votes, good for 40.2 percent.

Mayor de Blasio said Thursday that construction will begin this year on a project to give cyclists and pedestrians their own dedicated lanes on separate sides of the Queensboro-Ed Koch Bridge during his State of the City address.

The plan also calls for the innermost Manhattan-bound lane of the Brooklyn Bridge to become a two-way protected bike path, while converting the existing bike-pedestrian crossing to the exclusive use of pedestrians.

There already is a Democratic primary for Queens borough president brewing for September, with Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) on Tuesday announcing his candidacy.

“The pandemic has laid bare the inequality that exists in Queens and the city at large,” Van Bramer, 51, said Wednesday in a telephone interview. “A large part of that is structural things like racism, also the growing wealth inequality. That is the defining issue of our time and is at the core of so many problems. I think we need a borough president who will use the bully pulpit of the office.

Amazon is not coming to Long Island City and now neither is a mixed-use, 28-acre development with commercial space, affordable housing, parks,…