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East Harlem »

City Says Small Business Fines Have Been Cut in Half

Fines have dropped to $15.7 million from $32.5 million and the number of violations declined by a third.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

City Hits Block Association With $40K in Fines for Hanging Event Posters

The West 45th/46th Street Block Association received 199 summonses for advertising a free movie.

New York City »

Vendors Celebrate As Council Votes to Cut Fines in Half

But Mayor Bloomberg has promised to veto the bill that reduce fines for street venders.

New York City »

Quinn, Bloomberg Clash Over Plan to Slash Food Cart Fines

Street vendors have been pressuring Quinn to reduce punitive vendor fines.

Morrisania »

Outer Boroughs Bear Brunt of Small Biz Fines, de Blasio Says

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio accused the city of "boroughism" for differences in inspection rates.

New York City »

Mayor Bloomberg's Final Budget Slashes Teacher Jobs, Afterschool Programs

Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled his final budget Tuesday at City Hall.

Red Hook »

'Toxic Sludge' Developer Owes Up to $20M for Environmental Violations

John Quadrozzi, who hopes to use toxic sludge as landfill, hasn't paid fines he owes the state.

New York City »

Council Pushes New Measures to Help Small Businesses Sidestep Red Tape

Small business owners complain that high city fines and red tape stifle growth.

Upper West Side »

Lawbreaking Delivery Cyclists Face Crackdown from DOT

A new DOT enforcement team will target restaurants that fail to provide safety info to cyclists.

Manhattan »

City Council Mulls Lower Fines, Stricter Rules for Street Vendors

City Council legislation could lower fines for street vendors, but make rules stricter.

Manhattan »

City Council Bans Alternate Side Parking Shame Stickers

The City Council voted Thursday on a group of bills designed to make parking less of a pain.

Manhattan »

Bill Would Bar Towing Cars for Unpaid Parking Tickets

New legislation would prevent the city from towing cars for minor violations, saving drivers steep fines.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Stanford Tech Campus Pullout Spurred by City's Last-Minute Demands

Stanford said it withdrew its tech campus bid after the city asked for $10M up front and other rules.

Manhattan »

Illegal Hotels Could be Fined Up to $25K Under New Legislation

City Council is proposing new fines for illegal hotel repeat vioations that could soar up to $25,000.

Manhattan »

Mayor Compares Gripes About Illegal Parking to Murder

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he's glad people hate the Department of Sanitation's shaming stickers, arguing that that's what makes them work.