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Task Force Formed To Crack Down On Immigration Scammers

Fraudsters beware: a new task force launched yesterday to put phony lawyers who prey on vulnerable immigrants behind bars. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Mayor...

Where Do Our Lawmakers Stand On The Controversial 421-a Property Tax...

  This June, state lawmakers are expected to vote on renewing a 40-year-old tax exemption program, called 421-a, that tenant advocates and some local legislators have slammed as...

Lawmakers’ Agreements & Disagreements On Affordable Housing – And What That...

While the state legislators who members of the Flatbush Tenant Coalition visited in Albany on Tuesday were generally supportive of strengthening rent laws, not all of...

Lawmakers' Agreements & Disagreements On Affordable Housing – And What That...

While the state legislators who members of the Flatbush Tenant Coalition visited in Albany on Tuesday were generally supportive of strengthening rent laws, not all of...

Treyger Pushes For $500 Property Tax Rebates

Concerned by rapidly increasing property taxes for middle-class New Yorkers, the City Council is pushing a bill that would offer a property tax rebate of $500 for qualifying...

Thursday: Town Hall To Address Illegal Home Conversions

All are invited to a town hall meeting hosted by the Brooklyn Housing Preservation Alliance and the Dyker Heights Civic Association tomorrow night to discuss illegal...

Golden Proposes Tougher Penalties For Illegal Home Conversions

Senator Martin Golden is looking to crack down on illegal home conversions. Any serious injuries that occur in or around a home that has been...

City Shuts Down 13 Hookah Bars, Weighs Ban On Sales

The city is cracking down on hookah sales, and they may be coming for Brooklyn next. As City Council proposes a bill to limit the sale of...

Deutsch To Propose 5-Minute Grace Period To Quash “Unfair” Ticketing In...

Councilman Chaim Deutsch is set to introduce legislation that will create a five-minute grace period in the hours of enforcement of the city's dedicated...

Should Biking & Texting Be Illegal? Some Bike Advocates Say “No”...

Last month, Councilman Mark Treyger proposed a comprehensive bike safety legislation package to help minimize bike casualties, winning support from the City Council’s Transportation Committee, the mayor,...

Should Biking & Texting Be Illegal? Some Bike Advocates Say “No”...

Last month, Councilman Mark Treyger proposed a comprehensive bike safety legislation package to help minimize bike casualties, winning support from the City Council’s Transportation Committee, the mayor,...

Local Pols Call Proposed Plastic Bag Fee An Unfair Burden

The first City Council hearing on a proposed mandatory fee for plastic bags at grocery stores and supermarkets took place yesterday, and it's already...

Local Pols Call Proposed Plastic Bag Fee An Unfair Burden

The first City Council hearing on a proposed mandatory fee for plastic bags at grocery stores and supermarkets took place yesterday, and it's already...

City Council Cracks Down On Illegal Clothing Donation Bins

The City Council passed a bill cracking down on illegal clothing donation bins Thursday. The law - proposed by Councilman Vincent Gentile - penalizes organizations...

City Cracks Down On Illegal Clothing Donation Bins

The City Council passed a bill cracking down on illegal clothing donation bins Thursday. The law - proposed by Councilman Vincent Gentile - penalizes organizations...