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
The campaign advertisements highlight the over-the-top approach used by dealerships such as their eye-catching low prices and assurances about financing despite your credit scores to help New Yorkers avoid a bad deal at a used car dealership.
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.
First-ever municipal tech engagement program calls on industry to develop new technologies that transform public life, spur economic growth, improve service delivery and increase digital inclusion for all New Yorkers.
Pursuant to Local Law 63 of 2017, this report on immigration service providers is submitted by the agency, in conjunction with the mayor's office of immigrant affairs to the Mayor and the Speaker of the City Council
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.
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.
Scammers often take advantage of vulnerable people during times of crisis and distress. It is important that you be aware of any potential scams in order to protect yourself and your money. This publication describes common COVID-19-related scams and tips to stay safe.
Consumers may request at any time that a debt collector stop communicating with them permanently about a debt or alleged debt. If you are facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis, you can request that debt collection agencies stop contacting you temporarily about the debt.
The Identifying Information Law requires City agencies to submit comprehensive biennial reports related to their
collection, disclosure, and retention of identifying information and their privacy protection
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.
This research brief examines the financial vulnerability of New Yorkers prior to the COVID-19 crisis to understand who is least able to cope with its economic effects. The research brief looks at three key indicators of financial health—banking access, emergency savings, and credit access.