New York City Council

Ground Kuwait Airways For Israel Bias: City Councilmembers

Pols appealing to Port Authority, U.S. Transportation Department after airline refuses to sell tickets to Israelis.

11/05/2015 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Calling Kuwait Airways’ refusal to sell tickets to Israeli citizens “intolerable” and “blatant discrimination,” 10 members of the New York City Council are asking the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to either enforce anti-discrimination laws or stop the airline from operating at Kennedy Airport.

Kuwait Airways Airbus A300. Wikimedia Commons

Council Mulls Hate Crime Bill

Diverse coalition pushes for NYPD to add bias category to weekly ‘compstat’ reports.

10/18/2015 - 20:00
Deputy Managing Editor

The City Council is considering a bill that would require the NYPD to include a hate crimes category in its weekly report on neighborhood crime statistics.

The hate crime category would include (but not be limited to) crimes motivated by hostility towards Jews, blacks, whites, Latinos, Asians, Muslims, people of any other ethnicity or religious group, members of the LGBT community and people with disabilities.

The bill's sponsors, from left, Vanessa Gibson, I. Daneek Miller, Mark Levine and Ritchie Torres. William Alatriste/NYC Council

Special Council Race Sees Apparent Upset By Jewish Candidate In Queens

Jews vote.

That axiom was never truer than in Tuesday’s little noticed special election for city council in southeast Queens. An Orthodox Jewish candidate running in a field that featured seven black candidates may have emerged the surprise winner.

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