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Court Upholds Illegal Hotel Law

Tenants and the City won an important battle in the fight against illegal hotels this week when a state appellate court ruled that a major illegal hotel operator was not entitled to break the law just because it had been renting out short-stay rooms...

March 18, 2016
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Veterinarian-Supported Declaw Ban Gains Strength in New York State with Another Famous Advocate, Ricky Gervais

New York – Ricky Gervais, well-known actor, comedian, director, producer, writer and musician, has joined the long list of supporters of the proposed legislation to ban the declawing of cats in the State of New York. Gervais, co-creator of The...

March 17, 2016
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Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal’s Bill Axing The Tampon Tax Passes Assembly Today

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that her bill, A.7555, which exempts feminine hygiene products, such as tampons and sanitary napkins, from state sales, was UNANIMOUSLY...

March 15, 2016
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Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Throws Support Behind Supervised Injection Facilities in New York

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, Chair of the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, (D/WF-Manhattan) has come out in support of establishing supervised injection facilities (SIFs) in New York, making her the first...

March 10, 2016
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NY State Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal: Airbnb Opposition Makes for Strange Bedfellows

There are some things you can always count on here in New York: alternate side of the street parking, the subways always running (except when they’re not, like late nights and weekends), the Yankees making the playoffs (except when the Mets do) and...

March 9, 2016
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