Post Tagged with: "NYC Department of Consumer Affairs"

A Close Look at Paid Care Work in NYC

A Close Look at Paid Care Work in NYC

Asian, Black, Caribbean, Immigration, Labor, Latino, New York, Women March 27, 2018 at 5:57 pm

The Paid Care Division of the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs released a first-year report on its activities.

This Crisis Pregnancy Center in The Bronx uses an eye-catching sign to capture the attention of women seeking advice about pregnancy and abortion. (Photo provided to El Diario)

‘Crisis Pregnancy Centers’ Scare and Deceive Women

Health, Latino, New York, Women February 1, 2018 at 5:45 pm

El Diario/La Prensa takes a deeper look at an “anti-abortion” center fined by the city for deliberately giving false information to women, and finds that 50 percent of its clients are Hispanic.

(Photo via World Journal)

New City Law Sends Laundromats Spinning

Business, East Asian, New York November 3, 2017 at 5:44 pm

A new city regulation will make it difficult for many laundromat owners to renew their licenses, World Journal reports.

(Screen shot from Carlos Davila youtube channel)

NYC DCA Charges Purveyor of Fraudulent ‘National ID’ for Immigrants

Bronx, Immigration, Metro Area, New York July 6, 2017 at 5:07 pm

The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs has charged Carlos Davila and A New Beginning for Immigrants Rights with numerous violations and seeks more than $1.3 million in fines.

Benjamin Cintrón is one of the consumers affected by Major World’s selling practices, which will now be judged by the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH). (Photo: A.B.N. via El Diario)

City Charges Car Dealer with Illegal Practices

Business, Crime, Latino, Queens March 17, 2017 at 3:27 pm

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is requesting the court to impose fines and restitution against Major World and to revoke the business’ license, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Volunteer at #oneNewYork event  distributing flyers on Feb. 8 about services and legal rights available to all in the city. (Photo by Zach Williams for Voices of NY)

‘Day of Action’ for All New Yorkers

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Immigration, Muslim, New York February 9, 2017 at 3:35 pm

In response to President Trump’s executive orders, volunteers distributed leaflets outside subway stations to inform Muslims and immigrants about the city’s legal and social services.

Chinatown merchant Rui Ling Ma discussing sandals he said he had no way of knowing were counterfeit at a recent workshop for small business owners held at the Lin Sing Association in Chinatown (Photo by Mike Hong for Voices of NY)

How to Avoid Arrest (in Your Own Shop)

Small business owners in Chinatown want help in determining when items offered to them by wholesalers are counterfeit.

Lorelei Salas, commissioner of the NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs, speaking with reporters following a briefing at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. (Photo by Julius Motal for the Center for Community and Ethnic Media)

An ‘Evolving’ Mission for NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs

Business, Government, New York September 15, 2016 at 5:04 pm

Lorelei Salas, commissioner of the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs, met with community and ethnic reporters at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on Sept. 15.

MOIA Commissioner Nisha Agarwal and Steven Ettannani of the NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs (Photo by Arriel Vinson for Voices of NY)

MOIA’s Agarwal Stresses City Services Available to All

MOIA Commissioner Nisha Agarwal, other city officials and representatives of immigrant groups spoke on July 7 about the many city services available to immigrants, regardless of their status.

A street vendor on Mulberry St. (Photo via The Villager)

Easing Rules for Street Vendors

Business, East Asian, Immigration, New York August 28, 2014 at 12:45 pm

A new City Council measure will allow licenses of street vendors to be transferred to family members in the event of death, illness or incapacitation of the original license holder, The Villager reports.

Packages of buns, among other homemade goods, will often not have any labels indicating expirations dates or ingredient information. (Photo by Ai Xiang Wang via World Journal)

Whipping Up Fines for Chinatown Bakeries

Business, East Asian, Food, Health, In the News April 8, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Bakeries in Chinatown have started receiving fines for not including expiration dates or ingredient labels on their homemade goods, reports World Journal. With products made daily and consumed within a day or two, some owners were not aware of the requirement.

The facility could open as the Al’Mamoor School as early as the fall, according to Aftab Mannan, inset, joint secretary of the Jamaica Muslim Center. (Michael Tepper via Queens Chronicle)

Voices in Focus: Muslim Charter School to Open in Flushing

Business, Education July 16, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Today in our roundup from New York’s community and ethnic press, we have a crack-down on Korean businesses; an op-ed about what President Barack Obama’s shift on immigration policy means for Haitians; a Muslim charter school opening in Flushing; and the passing of Richard Cosby, war hero and father of journalist Rita Cosby.

Photo by Julie Shapiro

Chinatown Newsstand Owner Wins Temporary Reprieve

In the News, Manhattan, New York March 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm

A woman who runs a 35-year-old newsstand in Chinatown won a small victory with a one-month delay of her eviction, for being 3 inches too close to the building she faces. At a recent community board meeting, local pols and residents came out to support her fight to stay put.

Community board member Sam Tsang, shop owner Meijiao Chi, and Community Board Chairwoman Theresa Scavo posed outside Chi's store.

City Fines Multiplied as Chinese Shop Owner Struggled to Understand

Brooklyn, East Asian, Economy February 17, 2012 at 1:01 pm

World Journal reported on a Chinese-owned fabric and toy store in Sheepshead’s Bay, Brooklyn, where the owner faced rapidly increasing fines from the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs.