City Hall is where the government does the people's business — but it's awfully hard for the people to come in and take a look.
A new bill by City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer would change that, requiring City Hall to be open to the public on weekends.
“It’s shocking in some ways that this building is not accessible to the public,” said Van Bramer (D-Queens), who chairs the cultural affairs committee. “It’s one of the most important structures in all of New York City, and you have people who come to the city, people who live in the city, who tells me they have never been here, they have never seen it.”
The legislation, which will be introduced Tuesday, would require the Department of Citywide Administrative Services to open the building to all comers on Saturdays, Sundays, or both.