In his State of the City address last week Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an ambitious goal to create 100,000 "good jobs" in sectors such as manufacturing, technology and film and television that pay at least $50,000 a year.
As reported in a previous alert, the New York City Council unanimously passed the “Freelance Isn’t Free” Act in October 2016. On November 16, 2016, Mayor de Blasio signed the bill into law and it will take effect on May 15, 2017.
The NYC Hospitality Alliance reported late last year that Scaffolding Reform is on the Horizon. The fact is that when a building leaves scaffolding up unnecessarily it creates significant financial loss to the businesses located below it.
Ask any restaurant owner why it’s important to treat customers respectfully and deliver a stellar dining experience and they will likely gawk at you in disbelief. In the hospitality sector, customers, or the lack thereof, will make or break your business
A recent Crain’s article noted that supporters of a bill to reduce Manhattan's commercial rent tax may be asked by City Council members how the city would make up revenue it would lose if the measure passed.
As we close out the first month of 2017 – a month where we ushered in a new president and administration – the restaurant industry continues to face a number of challenges driven by legislation as well as marketplace dynamics. Here are seven issues that