Tuesday, December 5, 2017

City Hall Reporters Banned from NYC Council After 'Rules Changed'

By Erin Durkin

The City Council abruptly barred the press from its side of City Hall, reversing a decades-old policy of open access Monday.

With weeks left in the tenure of Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, chunks of the public building’s east wing that have historically been accessible were blocked off.

Mark-Viverito said secretive negotiations taking place as her term comes to an end had driven her decision.

“We’re in the process of having a lot of extensive conversations and negotiations in these last couple weeks, and so we’re limiting access,” she said as she left City Hall Monday.

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Source: The New York Daily News (via The Empire Report) 

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