Department of consumer affairs
The age-old struggle between the city and street vendors, explained
Despite legislation aimed building a fairer system, street vendors still say it's hard to do business legally.
Jun 2, 6:01 AM
City Sues Berkeley College For Allegedly Ripping Off Low-Income Students
The lawsuit accuses Berkeley College of "voracious greed" in its targeting of low-income students.
Updated: Oct 19, 2018 3:06 PM
City Investigation Reveals Widespread Mistreatment Of Home Health Aides
'We have no time and a half, no pension, no sick days.'
Updated: Dec 8, 2018 10:44 AM
Don't Be Fooled By These Illegal Restaurant Fees
While legal elsewhere in the country, restaurant surcharges are a no-go at city restaurants, even though some of them add them to the bill.
Updated: Jan 5, 2016 2:12 PM
Here's Whole Foods' Punishment For Mislabeling Bust
In addition to a fine, there are new requirements placed on the pricey grocer, which disagrees with the DCA's findings.
Updated: Dec 28, 2015 4:08 PM
NYC May Soon Punish Small Businesses That Air Condition The Sidewalk
Small businesses would be fined $250 for a first violation, and $500 for second and subsequent violations.
Updated: Sep 8, 2015 2:28 PM
City Sends Volunteers Door To Door Begging Stores To STOP Air Conditioning The Damn Sidewalks
Con Ed says that if one business closes its doors during the summer, it can prevent the release of more than 2.5 tons of carbon dioxide.
Updated: Jul 23, 2015 10:08 AM
Whole Foods CEO Admits To Overcharging Customers: "We Made Some Mistakes"
The company has issued an overcharging mea culpa.
Updated: Jul 3, 2015 11:06 AM
[UPDATE] Investigators Say Whole Foods Has Been Ripping Us Off More Than We Realized
A Department of Consumer affairs investigation revealed the "worst case of mislabeling they have seen in their careers" at the city's fleet of pricey grocery stores.
Updated: Jun 24, 2015 3:08 PM
City Finally Permits Astor Place Newsstand To Reopen
There is some justice in this world: After months of wrangling with the city over his Astor Place newsstand, Jerry Delakas has finally secured a victory. A victory that will set him back $9,000, but a victory nonetheless.
Updated: Jan 13, 2014 5:34 PM
SoHo Vendors Will Sue NYPD, NYC For Confiscating Wares
"To have your property taken from you in public is humiliating, and in this case it wasn't even legal."
Updated: Sep 4, 2012 2:13 PM
FYI: Charging Different Prices For Men And Women Is Illegal
Why should it cost more to jazz up the area above one's peen than the area above one's vajayjay?
Updated: May 23, 2012 3:30 PM
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