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All about rent regulations in NYC

All about rent regulations in NYC

January 13, 2014 at 9:51 am 2 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 inRead 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 0 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

Mayor’s Office Fights Against Domestic Violence

Mayor’s Office Fights Against Domestic Violence

July 24, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

The Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV) has teamed up with the Advanced Volunteer Opportunity Network (A.V.O.N.) Mentoring Program to improve the social stature of domestic violence victims. The A.V.O.N. foundation awarded the Mayor’s office with a $95,000 grant to help further enrich the work in the office. TheRead 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 0 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

Facing Foreclosure? Mortgage Assistance Available

Facing Foreclosure? Mortgage Assistance Available

July 18, 2013 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Thank you Center for New York City Neighborhoods (CNYCN) for this guest blog post.  City’s Mortgage Assistance Programs Saves 100 Homes From Foreclosure, Learn if it Could Help You   While the national mortgage crisis recedes from the news headlines, many homeowners that continue to struggle under the heavy burden ofRead More

Military Consumer Protection Tools and Tips

Military Consumer Protection Tools and Tips

July 17, 2013 at 8:50 pm 0 comments

Our soldiers and military personnel can often fall victim to scams and fraud. Away from their family for extended periods of time and constantly changing their address, it’s easy to lose track and leave holes for a thief to swipe up your identity in a matter of seconds. According toRead More

What does Trayvon Verdict Mean for You

What does Trayvon Verdict Mean for You

July 15, 2013 at 5:38 pm 0 comments

Over the weekend people across the nation were following the verdict of the Trayvon Martin v. Zimmerman case. This weekend was also the screening of the documentary Fruitvale Station so the issues of violence, guns and race were on many peoples minds as protests were held throughout the nation. Regardless ofRead More

Bank Smartly: Bank product comparison

Bank Smartly: Bank product comparison

July 12, 2013 at 4:05 pm 0 comments

When we buy a car many of us go from dealership to dealership to compare prices and values across cars. When we buy a computer we compare between Apple and various PCs. How many people compare banks and their product offerings?   Often people tend to bank where their employerRead More

Criminal Records & Employment – Know Your Rights, Empower Yourself.

Criminal Records & Employment – Know Your Rights, Empower Yourself.

July 10, 2013 at 10:07 pm 0 comments

Finding and/or keeping a job is a difficult task for most anyone these days. If someone has a criminal record, they may find it is even more difficult. The City Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination in hiring, firing, salary, promotions and other work-related issues based on conviction and arrest record.Read More