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Ridgewood is one of the top 5 neighborhoods directly affected by the short-term rental ban in the city, data reveals


Sep. 11, 2023 By Anthony Medina At the start of last year, the city adopted Local Law 18 into legislation, but the impact of the law wouldn’t shake-up the short-term rental market until earlier this month. According to the Office of Special Enforcement, the law requires short-term rental hosts to register their properties with the Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement (OSE) and prohibits booking platforms from operating short-term rental units in what Airbnb calls a “de facto ban.” The short-term rental registration law directly impacts the popular booking service platforms including Airbnb, VRBO, Booking.com and similar known sites for booking…
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Queens lawmaker’s bills aimed at preserving affordability for NYC co-op, condo homeowners passes state legislature

Jun. 23, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Two bills sponsored by Assemblyman Edward Braunstein to provide tax relief to middle-class New York City cooperative and condominium owners have been passed in the Assembly and Senate.  A.7758 expands the J-51 program, and A.4972A extends the property tax abatement available to co-op and condo owners. Additionally, Braunstein has introduced…
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Queens lawmaker introduces bill in Congress to make Diwali a federal holiday

Jun. 2, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed U.S. Rep. Grace Meng on May 26 announced the introduction of her bill in Congress to declare Diwali a federal holiday.  Under Meng’s legislation, the Diwali Day Act, the Festival of Lights would become the 12th federally recognized holiday in the United States. Establishing a federal holiday for Diwali,…
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Queens lawmakers and coalition members advocate in support of legislation to teach Asian American history in NYC public schools

May. 24, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Queens lawmakers and activists gathered at the state capitol in Albany on Monday, May 22, to support legislation that would require public K-12 schools in New York to include material in their curriculum that reflects Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) history.  The group joined Sen. John…
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Queens lawmaker introduces legislation to create Flushing Bus Depot Task Force

May. 5, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Councilwoman Sandra Ung introduced legislation in the City Council on April 27 that would establish a task force to identify potential locations for the construction of a new bus depot in Flushing.  Flushing is the busiest bus-to-train transfer hub in the New York City Transit system. Approximately 20 MTA…
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Queens lawmaker’s bill mandating New York colleges to effectively investigate and report hate crimes passes state Assembly

Apr. 28, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Assembly member Daniel Rosenthal’s legislation, Hate Crime Reporting on College Campuses (A.3694), which will require colleges that receive state funding to modernize and enhance their disclosure of hate crimes that occur on campus, passed the New York state Assembly. The legislation mandates colleges in New York State to implement…
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‘This is an abuse of power:’ Tenants rally to support South Jamaica resident facing eviction after allegedly rejecting landlord’s sexual advances

Feb. 16, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Before she entered the Queens Civil Court on Thursday morning, Feb. 16, to face her first court case filed by her landlord, who is allegedly trying to evict her from her home after rejecting his sexual advances, South Jamaica resident Carlene Hosang rallied with tenants calling on state lawmakers… Read more »