Pursuant to LL51/2009, report on the effectiveness of the new law at increasing the capacity of parking for bicycles in the City's garages and parking lots including the location of bicycle parking spaces and the rate of usage of such spaces
Department of Consumer Affairs and Council Member Rafael Espinal, Jr. held a public hearing in October 2016 to explore predatory lending in the used car industry. This report provides an overview of the public hearing that includes findings and recommendations.
This research brief examines how COVID-19 is impacting New Yorkers' financial health in the short-term and the potential long-term impacts of not immediately addressing the uneven impact of the pandemic economy.
This report examines the virtual lease-to-own (LTO) industry in New York City, specifically focusing on those promoted by brick-and mortar businesses, and the deceptive tactics used to lure consumers into financing agreements.
DSNY studies the feasibility for a penalty mitigation program, in which civil penalties for notices of violations would be waived for food service establishments that donate their excess food to nonprofit organizations.
Summary of Local Law 74 of 2018
Local Law 74 of 2018 (“the Law”) tasks the Department of Consumer Affairs (“DCA”) with conducting a review to determine whether it is feasible to implement a penalty mitigation program for retail establishments and food service establishments.
This report surveys community wealth building strategies that 15 cities and regions in the U.S. and around the world are undertaking to strengthen the economic and financial health of their communities—and how powerful those approaches can be.