Uptown’s Rodriguez Press Conference Announcing Council Oversight Hearing On The L Train

Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Chair of the Council Committee on Transportation, Council Members Rafael Espinal and Antonio Reynoso joined by Rebecca Bailin, Campaign Manager for Riders Alliance, Joseph Catrufo, …. Continue Reading →

Council Vote To Improve Access To Resources To Help Families From Harlem To Hollis

Today, the Council will vote on bills implementing reporting requirements and improving access to resources to help prevent bullying, including requiring the Department of Education to post contact information for each school. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Signs Legislation To Repeal Cabaret Law From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed a historic piece of legislation into law which will repeal the 91 year-old Cabaret Law. Continue Reading →

Mayor Announces Changes To Laundry License Application Requirements From Harem To Hollis

Mayor de Blasio announced changes to the City’s laundry licensing requirements today in response to industry concerns. Continue Reading →

NYC Votes To Repeal 91-year-old Law Banning Dancing In Bars From Harlem To Hollis

Cut loose! New York City lawmakers voted Tuesday to legalize dancing in bars, repealing a 91-year-old law that banned boogieing at most city nightspots. 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 →

DCA Commissioner Lorelei Salas Puts Home Care Industry On Alert

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced that its Office of Labor Policy & Standards (OLPS) has launched investigations into nearly 40 home healthcare agencies  from Harlem to Hollis that represent upwards of 33,000 workers. 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 →

Department Of Consumer Affairs Launched First Of Its New Paid Care Division

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 →

Harlem’s Mark Viverito, Levine And Mayor de Blasio Sign Legislation To Create Neighborhood Commitment Tracker

Harlem Council members Melissa Mark-Viverito, Mark Levine, Mayor Bill de Blasio and others today held public hearings for and signed 29 pieces of legislation into law – Intros. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Dickens And Other Electeds Introduce “Right To Record Act”

Right to Record Act recroppedOn July 14, Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, Deputy Leader, and Council Member Helen Rosenthal, Chair of the Committee on Contracts, held a press conference to announce the introduction of the “Right to Record Act”. Continue Reading →