Mayor de Blasio Announces Ban On Single-Use Styrofoam Products Beginning In 2019

Mayor de Blasio today announced that the City’s styrofoam ban will go into effect by January 1, 2019, following the dismissal of a lawsuit preventing the implementation of the ban. Continue Reading →

The Mayor’s Public Engagement Units May Events Schedule From Harlem To Hollis

Throughout May, Mayor de Blasio’s Public Engagement Unit has events planned citywide to help New Yorkers access resources and information from the Tenant Support Unit, Home Support Unit, and GetCoveredNYC. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces Launch Of Online Bail For NYers From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor de Blasio today announced the launch of an online bail payment system, which will make it easier for New Yorkers to pay bail – including when a friend or relative cannot get to court or a DOC facility to pay in person. Continue Reading →

Manhattan Borough President Brewer Issues Inwood Rezoning Recommendation

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued her formal recommendation on the Inwood rezoning proposal working its way through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), rejecting the plan in its current form and outlining the protections for local businesses and area tenants that would be needed for the plan to win her support. Continue Reading →

City To Invest $3 M Per Year In Services To Reduce The Number Of Teens In City Custody

Mayor de Blasio announced a $3 million annual investment to provide an array of services to young people that will help safely drive down the number of teenagers in city custody and advance the City’s commitment to provide young people in trouble with high quality programming that addresses underlying issues in their lives. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Gabrielle Fialkoff Announce $400M Raised To Address Inequality

Today, Mayor de Blasio and Gabrielle Fialkoff, Senior Advisor to Mayor de Blasio and Director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships, announced that over $400 million has been raised in private and philanthropic funding. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Other Mayors File Legal Brief Against President Trump’s Travel Ban

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced the Cities of Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, 44 other cities and counties. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces NYC Secure First Ever Cybersecurity Initiative From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor de Blasio today announced the launch of NYC Secure, a pioneering cybersecurity initiative aimed at protecting New Yorkers online. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Signs Legislation Extending Rent Stabilization Laws From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor de Blasio today signed legislation that affirms New York City remains in a housing emergency and extends rent regulation laws for three years, through April 1, 2021. Continue Reading →

ACS Commissioner And Others Blasts Gov. Cuomo For Capping Child Welfare Funds

NY Daily News reports that a year ago, the city’s child welfare agency was reeling. A string of brutal child deaths revealed serious flaws in the system where caseworkers weren’t following up and the city’s most vulnerable were left in the line of fire. Continue Reading →

de Blasio Calls On Local Employers To Hire NYC Interns This Summer Through Ads

The Office of Strategic Partnerships marked the beginning of the 2018 summer intern hiring season by launching a campaign that encourages New York City employers to provide internships to young New Yorkers. Continue Reading →

Mayors From Across The Country Join Mayor de Blasio In Supporting Net-Neutrality Protections

Today, Mayor de Blasio, joined by 11 mayors and city leaders from across the country, signed on to the Cities Open Internet Pledge in coordinated resistance to the federal government’s repeal of net-neutrality protections. Continue Reading →

Cybersecurity Companies Bringing Jobs To NYC, Following de Blasio’s Cyber NYC Initiative

From the stage of Cybertech TLV, one of the world’s largest convenings of the cybersecurity industry, NYCEDC President and CEO James Patchett made the case for New York City as a second home for international firms and announced a swell of new expansions from major industry players. Continue Reading →