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Government Still Ill-Equipped to Aid Small Businesses After Natural Disasters: Report

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The federal government not only failed to effectively and timely provide assistance in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, but remains ill-equipped to assist distressed business owners in another natural disaster despite reforms that were passed and should have been implemented, according to a scathing […]

Mayor Bill de Blasio and DC37 Announce Tentative Contract Agreement on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Credit: Ed Reed for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio

standard Mayor on a Roll: Arts in Education, Sandy Waiver, Union Contract, 2,000th Restaurant Opening

Increased funding for arts education for schoolchildren. A waiver for homeowners rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy. The securing of an important union contract. And the 2,000th restaurant opening with the help of the Department of Small Business Services. In the run up to the 4th of July […]

Stymied Progress and Boundless Frustration on Display at Red Hook Sandy Oversight Hearing

standard Stymied Progress and Boundless Frustration on Display at Red Hook Sandy Oversight Hearing

When it comes to the devastation of Red Hook residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy, it’s hard to know where to start. There’s the cumbersome roadblocks, preventing assistance to distressed homeowners. Or the unfathomable economic hardship, with trade-offs like financing much-needed repairs versus keeping the store open […]

Tax Relief Coming For Homeowners With Properties Damaged By Superstorm Sandy

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Appearing at a newly reopened three acre waterfront park located along the Kill Van Kull on the North Shore of Staten Island, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation today that will provide relief to New York City residents subject to higher property taxes as a […]