Melissa Mark-Viverito

EMPLOYEES IN NYC CAN USE SICK LEAVE STARTING JULY 30. That’s the simple message New York’s Department of Consumer Affairs was spreading on street corners and subway stops this morning in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and four other languages common to the city. “NYC’s new paid sick leave law...
Staging imaginary competitions between cities and their elected leaders certainly makes for catchy headlines: “Step Aside, New York City. Los Angeles's Populism Is for Real” asserts the title of Nancy L. Cohen’s recent piece in the New Republic. “Later this month,” Cohen explains, “two [Los Angeles...
Starting this fall, over a million New Yorkers in eight city council districts will have a direct say in how at least $10 million of their tax dollars are spent. Tuesday, New York City Council Members David Greenfield, Daniel Halloran, Stephen Levin, and Mark Weprin announced that they will be...
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