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  1. The Man Who Is Glitterbombing New York City Politics“I feel like I am playing with the house money here,” says Corey Johnson. “I mean, I can’t believe I am Speaker! I can’t believe I am Speaker!”
  2. Could a Democratic Socialist Actually Win a Spot on City Council?Probably not, but Jabari Brisport’s campaign is still a sign of the post-Bernie new-left revival.
  3. De Blasio’s Carriage-Horse Deal Goes to the Glue FactoryThe City Council was set to vote on it Friday. Nope.
  4. De Blasio Just Made It Illegal to Run the AC With a Door or Window OpenIf you’re a small business.
  5. The Horse-Drawn-Carriage Ban Is Finally Going Before City CouncilMayor de Blasio said he’d tackle the issue on day one.
  6. NYC Councilmembers Walk Out to Protest Ferguson DecisionAfter fatal NYPD shooting earlier this week.
  7. Batman and the Joker Join Forces Against City CouncilThe fate of Times Square characters is at stake.
  8. Dear Cyclists, the City Council Is Coming for Your Cell PhonesYou’ll have no choice but to upgrade to Google Glass
  9. It’s About to Get Easier to Update the Sex on Your Birth CertificateA move toward more rights for transgender New Yorkers.
  10. Times Square Characters Might Soon Need LicensesA City Council member has drafted a bill.
  11. Times Square Elmos May Soon Need License to Creep People Out and Harass TouristsA city councilman has drafted a bill. 
  12. City Councilmember Wants to Give Teens More Power Over Municipal MattersWhat could go wrong?
  13. If You’re Not Old Enough to Drink, You’re Not Old Enough to Smoke in New YorkTime to stock up, kids, or better yet, quit.
  14. Handsy Vito Lopez Predictably Lost His Comeback AttemptTo someone who didn’t resign in a cloud of sexual-harassment allegations.
  15. Shticks
    City Council Candidate Using Fortune Cookies to Get Ahead“Ken Biberaj is in your future” — in bed?
  16. Council Synchronizing Vacations to Override Bloomberg’s NYPD Bill VetoNow they have to carry out that threatened override.
  17. Bloomberg Plans to Kill NYPD Oversight Bill With KindnessIf he can change one vote, his veto will stand.
  18. The NYPD Is Getting an Inspector General, Says City CouncilThe bill has enough votes to override Bloomberg’s veto.
  19. Booze News
    Since That Proposed Soda Tax Went Over So Well, the City’s Now Floating aThe proposed five percent increase to the already burdensome ten percent “liquor-by-the-drink” tax is designed to raise money for the School Reform Commission.
  20. Quinn Happily Admits to Being ‘Pushy,’ But Denies She’s VindictiveShe’s fine with most of The Times’ portrayal.
  21. Quinn Says NYPD Inspector General Plan Can Override VetoThe NYPD is less thrilled about new oversight.
  22. Health Concerns
    Council Speaker Christine Quinn Wants to Reduce Restaurant Health-Grade FinesJust call her “Hero of Restaurateurs” Quinn.
  23. Food Trucks
    Food Truck Ordinance Passes 44-1; Trotter HonoredCity Council passes food truck ordinance.
  24. Christine Quinn’s Risk-Averse 2013 StrategyBeing a city council speaker running for mayor can be a blessing and a curse.
  25. Food Trucks
    In Memoriam, Chicago Food Trucks, 2010-2012?Food truck ordinance a death knell for food trucks, some say.
  26. Politics
    Russian Tea Room VP Seeks City Council SeatRestaurateurs support one of their own in the upcoming City Council seat election.
  27. NYPD Sees No Reason for More NYPD OversightA bill proposed by the City Council would create an independent monitor for the department.
  28. Politics
    City Council Members Fighting for Their Right to Junk FoodIt’s possibly the world’s first political statement involving Fritos.
  29. City Council Aide Re-Fired for ‘Terrorist’ Conviction [Updated]He was re-hired today, and then let go again.
  30. Former Brooklyn Councilman Enoch Williams Dies at 84 He pushed the smoking ban in 1994.
  31. City Council Overrides Bloomberg, Bans Awful Sanitation StickersCity council axes the New York Sanitation Department’s shame stickers.
  32. NYPD Has Few Answers on Car AccidentsCity Council wants to know why drivers are so rarely charged in accidents.
  33. Politics
    City Council Proposes a Boozy Bailout For SchoolsA new plan calls for funding schools with revenue drawn from keeping bars open and extra hour.
  34. Beef
    Finnegan’s Wake’s Bid for Bodine Street Is DeadDue to lack of community support the proposed plan was never brought before City Council for vote.
  35. Beef
    Despite ROC Findings, Kenney and Other City Council Members Dine at CapitalThough the report calls out the chain for its unfair practices, City Council members still chose to eat there.
  36. Beef
    City Councilman Frank DiCicco Wants to Give Bodine Street to Cronies atWhile one stretch of city owned property might go to a private business, another is being pulled out form under a park and garden’s caretakers.
  37. Mediavore
    Bouncer Bill Gets City Council’s Approval; Burger King Fries a Better FryPlus: an increasing number of chefs are turning out books about cooking at home; and the 2011 British Curry Awards go off without a hitch, all in our morning news roundup.
  38. Politics
    Not Everyone Is Thrilled About the Passing of the Gratuity Protection BillHow does the bill effect business owners?
  39. Politics
    City Council Decides on the Gratuity Protection Bill TomorrowThe bill if passed will prevent business owners from covering credit card transaction fees from servers gratuities.
  40. What Would You Do With $1 Million of the City’s Money?Pave a few streets? Lots of Lotto tickets?
  41. Beef
    Nutter Sticks to His Guns and Turns Down ‘Big Soda’ MoneyThe administration said it will combat the obesity program in its own way.
  42. Coming Soon
    American Sardine Bar Is a Month Away From Opening … For Real This TimeThe bar and restaurant gained the community’s approval, but one neighbor started throwing punches.
  43. Mediavore
    Soda Tax Goes Flat; Police Arrest NFL Star Raheem Brock After He StiffedPlus: Lady Gaga’s meat dress lands at the Rock and Roll Hall of fame; and Ferran Adria shills for Pepsi, all in our morning news roundup.
  44. City Council Member’s 22-Year-Old Communications Director Found Dead in Her Brooklyn ApartmentPolice suspect a drug overdose.
  45. Street Parking to Potentially Get Significantly Less AnnoyingAlternate-side parking days could be cut in half.
  46. City Council Fails to Represent One Particular GroupThe one with a dangerously unhealthy addiction.
  47. New York’s Smoking Ban to Hit the Out-of-DoorsNo more lighting up in Central Park or Times Square.
  48. Wal-Mart Steps Up Its New York Propaganda WarA website seeks to mobilize supporters, but do supporters care enough to mobilize?
  49. Mediavore
    City Council Blocks Expansion of an Upper Roxborough Community Garden;Plus Iron Chef tanks in Australia, and college administrators crack down on “drunkorexia” all in our morning news roundup.
  50. Coming Soon
    American Sardine Bar Meets Opposition From NeighborsSupporters were urged to contact City Council and let them know they are in favor of the redevelopment.
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