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Mayor de Blasio Signs Bills to Promote Health, Tenant Protections, Fairness

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MAYOR DE BLASIO SIGNS LEGISLATION TO BETTER PROMOTE HEALTH, TENANT PROTECTIONS AND FAIRNESS FOR ALL NEW YORKERS

Signs legislation to increases protections for tenants, improve the health of all New Yorkers, cracks down on those who violate construction codes, and help keep seniors in their homes

Mayor Bill de Blasio today held public hearings for, and signed, two pieces of legislation into law. Intro. 1676 raises the maximum qualifying income for real estate tax exemptions for low-income senior citizen and disabled homeowners; Intro. 1676 raises the maximum qualifying income for real estate tax exemptions for low-income senior citizen and disabled homeowners; Intro. 1677 continues a surcharge on wireless communications service in order to fund for emergency 911 services. The Mayor also held public hearings for 25 other bills, including a package of bills aimed at decreasing smoking, Intro.1131-B, 1471-A, 1532-A, 1544-B, 1547-A, 1585-A, 484-A, a package of bills cracking down on tenant harassment, Intro. 347-B 1530-A,1548-A, 1549-A, 1556-A, Intro. 1133 and a package of bills championed by the Stand for Tenant Safety coalition, Intro. 918-A, 924-A, 926-A, 930-A, 931-B, 936-A, 938-A, 939-A, 940-A, 944-A, 1523-A.

Gracie Mansion 88th Street and East End Avenue.  NYC Official video

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Mayor Bill de Blasio Holds Media Availability Regarding Security for J’Ouvert

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Mayor de Blasio holds media availability regarding new security measures for the upcoming J’Ouvert celebration. Brooklyn Public Library 10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn. NYC Mayor’s Office official video . J’ouvert is a large street party held during Carnival throughout many Caribbean cultures, and subsequently in areas where Caribbean peoples have immigrated.

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New Law for New Yorkers Facing Eviction, Rezone Greater East Midtown,NYC School Survey

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A new New York City law will provide legal help to low income New Yorkers facing eviction
• City Council approves a plan to rezone Greater East Midtown, allowing for construction of new office towers and transit upgrades
• For the first time, over a half-million parents completed the NYC School Survey. NYC Mayor’s Office official video

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