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News from DCA - Current Press Releases

Friday, August 12, 2005
DCA Hits the Streets For 3rd Annual Business Education Day
Dept. of Consumer Affairs, Dept. of Small Business Services, Elected Officials & Business Organizations Team Up to Go Door-to-Door Distributing Brochures and Answering Questions




Thursday, July 21, 2005
NYC Department of Consumer Affairs Sues Major Wireless Companies for Deceptive Cell Phone Advertising
New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Acting Commissioner Jonathan Mintz today announced the agency has filed suit in New York Supreme Court against three major wireless companies for pitching cell phones and services in deceptive advertisements that misled consumers.




Friday, June 24, 2005
Dining Al Fresco More Likely to be on the Menu This Summer: Consumer Affairs, Restaurants & Community Tout Success of Improved Sidewalk Cafe Licensing Process
New Yorkers and visitors alike love dining al fresco at cafes. With more than 900 restaurants having applied so far for a license this season, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs today reported the new licensing process is making the season easier to enjoy for both restaurants and communities.




Wednesday, June 8, 2005
CITY INSPECTING AMUSEMENT RIDES AT STREET FAIRS AND BLOCK PARTIES TO ENSURE SAFE SUMMER
The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs and Department of Buildings today kicked off the summer season with a reminder for ride operators and event organizers: all rides at popular street fairs, block parties, and carnivals need to be licensed and safe.




Tuesday, June 7, 2005
Consumers Who Had Items in Storage Warehouse Fire Urged to Contact DCA to Begin Reimbursement Process
The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is urging consumers who had items in Metropolitan Security Storage, to contact the DCA by calling 311.




Friday, May 27, 2005
Consumer Affairs Conducting Unannounced Spot Checks at Gas Stations Citywide Before Peak Holiday Driving Season
The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Gas Unit is conducting unannounced spot checks at gas stations citywide before the peak summer driving season.




Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Consumer Affairs Cites Immigrant Service Providers for Not Complying With New Disclosure Law
New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Gretchen Dykstra and Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Guillermo Linares today announced 76 immigrant service providers have been cited citywide by the DCA for not complying with a new law aimed at protecting immigrants from unscrupulous businesses and scams.




Monday, May 9, 2005
DCA Taking Hard Line with Unlicensed Home Improvement Contractors, 60 Vehicles Seized Citywide - Department of Consumer Affairs
The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs seized 60 vehicles owned by unlicensed home improvement contractors so far in 2005 citywide, with 80% in the month of March and April alone.




Monday, April 11, 2005
Consumer Affairs Commissioner Gretchen Dykstra Announces Initiative to Protect New Yorkers from Passover Overcharges - Department of Consumer Affairs
New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Gretchen Dykstra, joined by community leaders and elected officials, today announced an initiative to protect New Yorkers observing the Passover holiday from overcharges.




Saturday, April 9, 2005
MLB Advanced Media and Steiner Sports Ink Agreements Totaling More Than $230,000 to Settle Charges of Deceptive Email Promotions - Department of Consumer Affairs
New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Gretchen Dykstra, joined by New York City Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe, today announced agreements with MLB Advanced Media, L.P.



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