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Heat season starts Oct. 1 in New York City

NEW YORK -- Heat season starts Saturday in New York City, meaning residential building owners have to make sure the heat is on.When outdoor temperatures dip below 55 degrees during the day, indoor temperatures must be kept at 68 degrees.Overnight, temperatures have to be at a minimum of 62 degrees no matter the temperature outdoors.Hot water temperatures must be 120 degrees year-round.Building owners not complying face fines.Tenants who do not have appropriate heat or hot water should first try getting in touch with their building owner, managing agent or superintendent. If service is not restored, tenants can call 311, visit 311 online or use the 311Mobile app to file a complaint.As we head into colder months, officials also want to remind New Yorkers to be careful when using space heaters.Space heaters should not be left unattended and should be turned off before residents leave home or go to bed. Residents should plug space heaters directly into the socket, not into an extension cord, and place the heater on the floor, not on a counter or on top of furniture.Products that have been safely tested will have an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) mark.
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NYC bill would pay New Yorkers who report cars illegally parked in bike lanes

NEW YORK -- Looking for an interesting way to make a few extra bucks? You could make money reporting cars or trucks that are parked illegally in bike lanes in New York City. CBS2's Natalie Duddridge explains how it would work. If you bike around the city, cars and trucks blocking your way are all too common. Cyclists say it's dangerous. "The bikers and cyclists have to go around into the traffic with other cars and that's not safe," said Joshua Torres. "I'm forced into the car lane and they don't like me being there," said Emily Fridenberg, who took a GoPro video of...
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New York Governor Wants to Ban Gasoline Cars By 2035, Just Like California

When we first reported that California Governor Gavin Newsom approved a bill that would ban the sale of new gasoline cars in the state by 2035, we speculated that other states would follow its lead. After all, many states use California's CARB guidelines as, well, guidelines for their own emissions rules—New York included. We call out the Empire State specifically because, during an event commemorating National Drive Electric Week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that she would direct the State Department of Environmental Conservation to "take major regulatory action" that would require the sale of all cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs sold in New York State to be zero emissions by 2035.

Dems’ tellingly desperate abortion smear of Marc Molinaro

Democrats are so desperate to make every race this year about abortion and nothing else that they’re telling outright lies. Take the ads from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee labelling Marc Molinaro an “extremist” on the issue to promote Josh Riley in the Hudson Valley race for the House. Molinaro has long said he is personally anti-abortion, but has never backed banning it, aside from concerns about very-late-term abortions that most New Yorkers share. And he explicitly backed passing New York laws to ensure abortion would not be criminalized if the Supreme Court tossed Roe v. Wade Yet the DCCC ads...

Lawsuit targets absentee voting in NY with COVID excuse before November elections

New York Republicans say COVID-19 should be no excuse for voting by mail in the Nov. 8 election. A new lawsuit seeks to overturn state laws passed by Albany Democrats allowing New Yorkers to cite fear of coronavirus infection in order to vote by mail in midterm elections that could decide control of Congress while invalidating absentees already cast. The legal challenge filed in Saratoga County State Supreme Court by the state GOP and Conservative Party comes one year after voters rejected a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would have allowed no-excuse absentee voting in New York. “Once...

Average Household Debt in NY nearly $54,000

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The average household debt in New York is now nearly $54,000 according to a new report by NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. The report shows student loan and credit card debt per capita were well above the national average, with student loan balances 335% higher than they were in 2003. New Yorkers have a debt ratio of 57% compared to 73% for the United States as a whole. However, DiNapoli’s report found per capita debt in New York differs in notable ways from the national profile: mortgages and auto loan debt are lower, while credit card and student loan debt are higher.
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New York State Looks To Adopt California’s 2035 EV Sales Regulations

New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the state will take major regulatory action requiring all new passenger cars, SUVs and pickups to be fully electric by 2035, meaning that EV sales will account for 100 percent of all new vehicle purchases. This new policy mirrors California’s plans to do the same.

Some in Council say Adams' ‘in-person’ policy discriminates

Members of the City Council’s have again spoken out against the Adams administration’s mandate that city employees must work in-person, citing concerns that the policy is harmful to workers with disabilities. During a Sept. 28 hearing of the Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction, Council Member Shahana...