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**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** April 5, 2017 CONTACT: Jake Sporn // 917-842-5748 // jsporn@council.nyc.gov City Hall, NY -- To address the prevailing issue of tenant harassment in New York, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, along with Council Members Mark Levine, Carlos Menchaca, Ritchie Torres, Helen Rosenthal and Jumaane Williams have introduced...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 04, 2017CONTACT: Jake Sporn // 917-842-5748 // jsporn@council.nyc.govCity Hall, NY -- Following the release of the City Council’s Response to Mayor de Blasio’s FY18 Preliminary Budget, Council Member Mark Levine praised the response for laying out a roadmap to bold, smart investment in the City’s parks...

By Janet BabinThe Trump administration could decide how green New York City's future is.More than 500 community gardens in the five boroughs rely on a program called GreenThumb. It was started in the 1970s after a financial crisis left many public gardens abandoned and bereft of funding.GreenThumb gets 43 percent of...

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.

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