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A report by Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office and obtained by AMNY confirmed what anyone who’s called 311 to try to get help for a building emergency already knows: the Department of Housing and Preservation doesn’t respond to complaints in a timely fashion. Inspectors responding to the majority of pressing issues, like collapsed ceilings or no […]

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NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office released an audit of the MTA on Thursday. In news that surprises absolutely no one, Stringer found that the MTA does a terrible job of cleaning the subways. What is kind of surprising, however, is how thoroughly the MTA misses the mark. They’re not even hitting the dartboard; they’re throwing […]

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Ben Fried over at Streetsblog has essentially audited a recent audit on Citi Bike oversight by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s Office and has found that it is inaccurate, reporting, “Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office took so long to produce an audit of Citi Bike maintenance that major issues flagged in the report no longer […]

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The Citi Bike program has been a boon to New Yorkers and for the city’s congested streets, but an audit has found that there’s “shoddy oversight” over the program and that the bikes suffer from “poor maintenance.” A Friday press release from New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office stated that Citi Bike program operator […]

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The number of 311 complaints for pests, specifically rats, is up by more than 5% in just a single year. Specifically, the number of pest complaints took a leap to 24,586 in fiscal 2013, from 22,300 the previous year. “This is a rat race we’re all losing,” Comptroller Scott Stringer managed to tell the press […]

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Public middle and high schools in New York are required by state law to provide arts instruction to students, but according to a report from NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, 20 percent of schools in the five boroughs are failing to do so. Unsurprisingly — given the ways in which city schools are economically segregated — this disproportionately […]

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Earlier this week, Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro made some pigheaded comments about NYC-native pop superstar Lady Gaga, calling her a “slut” for toking up onstage at a show in Amsterdam. A host of high-profile New Yorkers responded, not least of which was Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. “In addition to her artistic pursuits,” […]

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Last week, Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro caused a minor stir by getting his boxers in a bundle about Lady Gaga smoking a little weed onstage in Amsterdam. At the launch of a new anti-drug campaign in Staten Island, Molinaro called Gaga a “slut” who is “influencing many, many children” with her despicable pot-smoking […]

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