The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has officially launched its new Paid Care Division within its Office of Labor Policy & Standards (OLPS) with the first in a series of events to bring together paid care workers, including home care and domestic workers, as well as workers’ rights organizations, policy experts, and legislators. Continue Reading →
The de Blasio Administration today announced that New York City, in collaboration with the City and County of San Francisco, and together with a coalition of 29 other municipalities across the nation, has submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the plaintiff in Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. Continue Reading →
Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Mark Levine and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today announced that, for the first time, the City will fund universal access to legal services for tenants facing eviction in New York City Housing Court. Continue Reading →
“Since adopting the nation’s most progressive affordable housing law last spring, the City has already approved developments with 4,500 affordable homes.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop today announced that nearly 1,500 women have been reached through the City’s WE NYC program, a new program connecting women entrepreneurs with the resources and support they need to build a thriving business. Continue Reading →
On Tuesday, Patch news partner ProPublica published an investigative story by reporter Cezary Podkul that showed thousands of property owners (over 70+ in Harlem) New York are bilking the city and tenants out of millions of dollars. Continue Reading →
Uptown electeds Melissa Mark-Viverito and Ydanis Rodriguez comment on a study of middle school students who participated in the New York City Department of Design and Construction’s (DDC) Middle School Summer Enrichment Program has found that, after the program, students overall were more interested in technical career fields. Continue Reading →
As each one of us make our own moves to advocate for clean energy, inclusive climate action and sustainability in Harlem, Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the appointment of Mark Chambers as the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. Continue Reading →