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By Sheila Anne FeeneyTenants were relieved and landlords frustrated at a New York State Supreme Court decision announced Tuesday that appeared to vindicate the rent freeze for one-year leases instituted by the Rent Guidelines Board in 2015 and repeated again last year.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2017CONTACT: Jake Sporn // 917-842-5748 // jsporn@council.nyc.govCity Hall, NY -- Following the decision made by the New York State Supreme Court today regarding the Rent Stabilization Association’s lawsuit against the Rent Guidelines Board, New York City Council Member Mark Levine released the following statement: “Today’s...

By Nick Pinto Last Wednesday, employees at Tom Cat Bakery, the industrial-scale provider of high-end breads and baked goods to restaurants and hotels throughout the region, received a letter from the company's payroll administrator: "Tom Cat bakery has been audited by the Department of Homeland Security," the letter stated. "After an ongoing...

By Rebecca FishbeinThough reported crime in the city hit an overall record low last year, city parks saw a worrisome spike in some felony crimes last year, prompting one Council Member to propose the city's budget include provisions for an increase in Parks Enforcement Patrol Officers.According to this year's Fiscal 2017 Preliminary...

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