Mayor de blasio, Harlem’s Mark-Viverto And Garodnick Announce Small Business Assistance

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Member Dan Garodnick today announced a new bill that would make changes to the Commercial Rent Tax (CRT) aimed at helping New York City’s small businesses succeed. Continue Reading →

Manhattan Borough Board Calls For Commercial Rent Tax Reforms

In a unanimous vote this morning, the Manhattan Borough Board formally called on the City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio to pass and sign into law two bills reforming the city’s Commercial Rent Tax (CRT), to save Manhattan small businesses and supermarkets. Continue Reading →

Commissioner Salas And Mayor de Blasio Joined Forces To Combat Predatory Used Car Practices

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today joined Mayor Bill de Blasio at City Hall as he signed Introduction 1539 and 1540 to combat predatory practices in the used car industry from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Others Combat Predatory Practices In Used Car Industry

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Lorelei Salas, Council Member Rafael Espinal, Jr., Chair of the Council Committee on Consumer Affairs, Council Member Dan Garodnick, Chair of the Council Committee on Economic Development, and Council Member Jumaane D. Williams today announced a package of legislation to combat predatory practices in the used car industry. Continue Reading →

How Much Money Is Donald Trump’s Security Costing Harlemites And New York City?

By the time Donald Trump becomes President of the United States next week, Harlemites and New York City taxpayers will have spent $37 million to keep him and his family safe from harm in Trump Tower. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces New ParkNYC Mobile Pay System For On Street Parking

The de Blasio Administration today announced the introduction of ParkNYC, a new and convenient way to pay for on-street parking from Harlem to Hollis, Queens. Continue Reading →

City Council Land Use Committee Approves Deadlines For Landmarking

city-council-hearing MIHYesterday, the City Council’s Land Use Committee voted through a contentious bill that would impose deadlines on the Landmarks Preservation Commission and its process of designating historic properties. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Levin And Jewish Council Members Denounce Anti-Israel CUNY Vote

mark levine 2On Friday, April 15 Jewish members of the New York City Council spoke out against a resolution set to be voted on by the student government at CUNY’s graduate school that would endorse a boycott of Israeli academics and academic institutions. Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Launch K2 Campaign

Melissa-Mark-Viverito-IOU_7934Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Julie Menin and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett today announced the launch of the City’s public awareness campaign Continue Reading →