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All about rent regulations in NYC

All about rent regulations in NYC

August 11, 2014 at 12:36 pm 204 comments

Do you know if your apartment is rent regulated? There is no doubt that it’s getting harder and harder to find an affordable apartment in New York City.  Despite rent regulations, many NYC apartments are still very expensive for most New Yorkers, especially those with limited income. Or in someRead More

What you dont know about student loans

What you dont know about student loans

August 7, 2014 at 4:48 am 135 comments

Student debt in the United States has now passed the $1 trillion mark.  This debt is now substantially greater than both credit card and auto debt loans. Although, student loans provide people with the opportunity to get college education, there are still significant costs to borrowing this money. For example,Read More

Decoding Stop & Frisk

Decoding Stop & Frisk

August 7, 2013 at 4:26 pm 0 comments

Stop and Frisk is a highly controversial policy maintained by the New York Police Department in an effort to combat illegal handguns on the street in New York City. However, less then .2 percent of stops result in the confiscation of an illegal gun. Essentially stop and frisk involves randomRead More

What is your Internship worth?

What is your Internship worth?

July 31, 2013 at 11:02 am 247 comments

Getting an internship is getting harder and harder, but never more has it been needed as much as today. Many College and University students want some experience before they start working, to have something that looks good on their resume and get contacts. Almost all internships are unpaid so youRead More

New York City Gets Ready For Paid Sick Days

New York City Gets Ready For Paid Sick Days

July 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm 475 comments

For years, over 1 million New Yorkers have forced themselves to go in to work regardless of their, or a family member’s, poor health. Risk of getting fired, losing preference on good shifts and no access to sick pay are the main causes behind this crisis – a crisis whichRead More

Sandy DHS Hotel Program Can STAY!!

Sandy DHS Hotel Program Can STAY!!

May 21, 2013 at 2:21 pm 1 comment

Following a recent court decision, Sandy evacuees in the DHS Hotel Program that were at risk of further displacement can now stay in the program while replacement housing is acquired. In April, the city stated that it would be ending the program because most of the families had been ableRead More

Know Your Bike Rights in NYC

Know Your Bike Rights in NYC

May 13, 2013 at 1:50 pm 2 comments

Bicycle weather is upon us and boy is it amazing!! New York City has been working in the past few years to become a greener city by implementing more green spaces, bike lanes and walkable areas. For the past few summers’ bike usage as a mode of transportation has consistentlyRead More

Call to Action: United to End Homelessness Needs You

Call to Action: United to End Homelessness Needs You

May 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm 5 comments

Thank you to Soheil Rezayazdi of United to End Homelessness for this guest blog post. A new coalition has formed to help curb New York City’s homelessness crisis. The group, United to End Homelessness, is spearheaded by advocates, faith leaders, and homeless men and women. This nonpartisan coalition aims toRead More

Prevent Foreclosure: Attorney General Launches Free Homeowner Protection Program

Prevent Foreclosure: Attorney General Launches Free Homeowner Protection Program

May 3, 2013 at 6:53 pm 590 comments

Five years into the foreclosure crisis, the fight against allowing banks to foreclose on these properties in our communities continues. New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman continues to be a fervent leader towards this end with the launch of his public service campaign “Signs” to prevent foreclosure. As aRead More