BY COUNCIL MEMBERS ELIZABETH CROWLEY AND DONOVAN RICHARDS
The need for our EMS to be unparalleled here in New York City is increasingly great. As a city, we must make critical policy changes that will decrease response time and save lives. This February, the average response time to life-threatening medical emergencies in Queens was 10 minutes and 15 seconds, which is not acceptable.
It’s been a long time in coming, but finally, the city and state are working to enforce codes for the nail salon industry. As the owner of an award-winning luxury salon in business for 44 years in Bayside, I welcome these changes because many others involved in the industry have exploited cheap labor and bent the rules to make a profit.
In Joseph Strasburg’s editorial published on May 14, ”Rent rules hurt everyone,” he attacks Mayor de Blasio’s proposal to strengthen the rent laws and conveniently ignores all the facts about the New York City real estate market.
Mayor de Blasio recently declared war on the rental housing industry by supporting tenant-backed state legislation that would cut off the life blood of city’s existing rental housing. Perhaps the mayor does not realize that the ultimate casualties, if his proposals were to be adopted, will be renters, the city’s economy and his own housing plan.
The continuing damage from the storm can be seen today in Breezy Point and the Rockaways, and many other communities in Queens that bore the brunt of Sandy’s winds and waves. Many neighborhoods have not been fully rebuilt and individual homeowners are still desperately seeking assistance.
As a former teacher and as the ranking member of the Senate Higher Education Committee, it was with great reluctance that I voted ‘no’ on the policies put forth by Gov. Cuomo in the budget-related education bills.
Rumors of congestion pricing have been circling since the early days of Mayor Bloomberg’s administration, and I want to take a moment to discuss reasons for my opposition to the congestion pricing plan.
BY NEW YORK CITY COMPTROLLER SCOTT M. STRINGER New York City is — and always has been — a place of opportunity for immigrants. We are home to over 200 spoken languages, and the people who have come here from around the world helped build this city. We have welcomed them for hundreds of years. Diversity […]
Nydoctorprofile.com is a powerful tool that must be preserved and expanded. It is a searchable database that allows patients to know instantaneously whether their doctor has committed malpractice, lost medical privileges, or has been convicted of a crime.