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This webpage is an archived image of the Office of the Public Advocate's website as of December 31, 2013. These materials are made available as historical archival information only. The Office of the Public Advocate cautions that the information has not been reviewed subsequently for current accuracy and completeness, nor has the information been updated. The information contained on this page may have been superseded by subsequent events and the passage of time.


Public Advocate Bill de Blasio's report, Borough Bias: How the Bloomberg Administration Drains Outer Borough Businesses, takes a comprehensive look at fine-related data de Blasio secured through a lawsuit against City agencies. It proves what many business owners have witnessed for years: an unannounced enforcement campaign begun in 2010 has led to a dramatic increase in inspections and nuisance fines on small businesses. This spike in inspections, fines and violations coincides with failing City revenues as a result of the Great Recession.

Download the full report here (.pdf)

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> Bronx (.pdf)
> Brooklyn (.pdf)
> Queens (.pdf)

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