Harlem World: New Legislation Mandates Online Database Of Vacant Storefronts And Tracking Of All Commercial Spaces From Harlem To Hollis

Helen Rosenthal at Vacant Property Law Press Conference

Posted on 07/23/2019 by

Uptown Council Member Helen Rosenthal‘s legislation which mandates the tracking of commercial storefronts across New York City, and a public database of vacant storefronts, was passed by the City Council today.

The legislation, Int 1472, will require the registration of all commercial storefront and 2nd floor spaces for the first time, providing critical, comprehensive data on current vacancies and commercial strips at risk. The occupancy status for each commercial space will be posted online; other data will be available at the census tract and Council district levels.

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