A few dozen City Council members are pushing legislation to protect New Yorkers’ privacy when they seek city services — but Mayor Bloomberg warns the bill violates federal law.
While Mayor Bloomberg touts the importance of business improvement districts for keeping shopping areas clean, the city’s recent property tax hike has turned a group of businesses in Flushing against a proposed district in their community–another tax, they say, could kill their already suffering profits.
Catching up on how to keep energy costs down
Vendors look to return to 125th Street
As small businesses and street vendors try to compete with the big guns in Harlem, the Bloomberg administration considers including local merchants in a new commercial development on 125th Street–and community residents plan to hold the mayor to it.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has discovered a funding hole in last year’s budget, and is looking to pull from this year’s coffers to plug it.