LPC Approves Outdoor Dining Program Permit Rules

On May 9, 2024, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved rule amendments dealing with sidewalk and roadway cafes. The changes follow the creation of the Dining Out NYC Program, the city’s permanent outdoor dining program, which allows for permanent removable sidewalk cafes year round and removable roadway cafes from April through November. While the outdoor dining program is operated by the city’s Department of Transportation, other city agencies like the Landmarks Preservation Commission have had to <Read More>

COMPLETE VIDEO: 192nd CityLaw Breakfast featuring Dept. of Investigation Commissioner Jocelyn Strauber – 5/9 at 8:15 AM

Today, Thursday May 9, 2024, Department of Investigation Commissioner Jocelyn Strauber spoke at the 192nd CityLaw Breakfast. Commissioner Strauber spoke on “Combating Corruption.” Professor Ross Sandler, Director of the Center for New York City Law, provided opening remarks. Dean and President of New York Law School Anthony W. Crowell also provided remarks. This breakfast was sponsored by Con Edison, Verizon, and Greenburg Traurig LLP.

DOT Discusses Bike, Bus Priority Lane Future Projects as Congestion Pricing Begins Next Month

On May 2, 2024, Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydonis Rodriguez announced proposed bus priority and bicycle lanes and discussed existing projects as part of efforts to prepare for the start of congestion pricing, set to launch on June 30th. Under the newly approved congestion pricing plan, drivers will be charged a toll to go south of 60th Street; the toll aims to encourage people to use alternative means of transportation to alleviate what is currently <Read More>