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The Department of Transportation (DOT) launched the nation’s largest comprehensive commercial cycling education and safety campaign, which included hosting 33 forums citywide, educating business and delivery cyclists about the law’s requirements, and conducted door-to-door outreach to more than 4,000 businesses to explain the safety requirements. Businesses that employ delivery cyclists must provide safety equipment, including lights, a helmet, bell and apparel, as well as post the commercial cyclist safety poster.
Learn more about the requirements
27th Annual Water Resources Art & Poetry Contest Winners Honored
NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently hosted an awards ceremony for the 27th Annual Water Resources Art & Poetry Contest. More than 1,000 students (Grades 2-12) from NYC and Watershed communities were honored.
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DYCD Launches New Website
The NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) recently launched its new website. Through the site, users can learn about programs for youth, teens, and families, while non-profits can find resources and learn about advisory boards and partnerships.
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NYCHA Continues to Reduce Backlog
NYCHA continues to reduce the number of open work orders to less than 274,000 from a peak of 423,000 as of May 1, 2013. The reduction is a result of NYCHA's Maintenance and Repair Action Plan to improve its efficiency and eliminate the backlog by the end of 2013.
DOB 2012 Annual Report
The NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) recently released its 2012 Annual Report, which is now online. Learn how the department is using new technology to make construction sites safer and make it easier to build than ever before.
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You Can Submit Pictures and Video to the City
The City of New York has launched a pilot program that allows the public to submit still images and/or audio/video files of select conditions that occur in the City, by calling 311 or by visiting NYC.gov.
You Can View City Council Meetings Online
Get a front row seat to the inner workings of New York City's government. Online, via a live stream, you can view shows including The Council, Access Mayor, and more.
You Can Access the Laws of the City of New York Online
Visit the Public Access Portal to the Laws of the City of New York to access the New York City Charter, the Administrative Code, and the Rules of the City of New York.
You Can Search for Vendors & Lobbyists
You can search for information on vendors and lobbyists that do business with the City of New York via the Doing Business Portal.
You Can Find Zoning & Land Use Info Online
With the Department of City Planning's Zoning and Land Use (ZoLa) application you can find the zoning for a property, discover new proposals for your neighborhood, and learn where City Planning initiatives apply across NYC.
You Can Get Historic Photos Online
Between 1939 and 1941, and again in the mid-1980s, the City photographed every house and building in the five boroughs. Copies of these tax photos are available for purchase online via the Municipal Archives.
You Can Tour Historic Government Buildings
The NYC Public Design Commission of the City of New York offers public tours of City Hall, Tweed Courthouse, and Gracie Mansion, landmarks of New York’s history and architecture.