Protesting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The First Amendment allows the State to pass public health regulations that impact the manner of protests if they are written and enforced neutrally. On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was killed by a police officer while in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department. Since Floyd’s death, demonstrations and rallies have been held in different parts of the City to protest systemic racism and law enforcement misconduct. Taking place on City’s streets, sidewalks, and … <Read More>

Council Enacts Additional Laws Related to Cooling Tower Enforcement

The additional bills should help the public and City administration react in the fight against Legionnaire’s disease. On March 28, 2019, the City Council approved Int. No 1158, 1149-B, 1164-A and 1166-A, a package of bills regarding the maintenance and inspection of cooling towers. The bills assist in the implementation and enforcement of Local Law 77 of 2015, which was enacted in response to an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease. The bills respectively address public information … <Read More>

Restaurant Fined $900

A Manhattan restaurant received health inspection during busy hour which resulted in five summonses with $900 penalties in total. Anjappar is an Indian cuisine restaurant located at 116 Lexington Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. On July 3, 2018, while the restaurant was preparing a large order, an inspector from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene made an unannounced visit. The inspector observed in Anjappar’s kitchen near an operating stove approximately eight pounds of cooked chicken … <Read More>

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Thursday, Sept. 5th – 162nd CityLaw Breakfast with Dr. Oxiris Barbot, Commissioner of NYC DHMH


Dean Anthony W. Crowell and

 Professor Ross Sandler, Director 

cordially invite you to the 162nd  CityLaw Breakfast



Featuring Speaker

Dr. Oxiris Barbot, Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Speaking on:

Measles: NYC Policy and Thoughts on Anti-Vaccine Movement


THURSDAY, September 5, 2019

Public Health: Tobacco, Sugars, Trans Fats and Salt

In the twentieth century, primary causes of death and disability in America changed from communicable diseases to chronic diseases. This shift was in part due to the successes of public health as better sanitary conditions and immunizations reduced the burden of communicable diseases.  The shift, however, was also due to changes in lifestyle and longer life expectancies that caused the rates of chronic diseases to increase.