Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTint being stripped from Cops’ vehiclesAugust 30, 2017In “Local News”Was another person in ACP Balram Persaud’s vehicle at time of accident?February 25, 2016In “latest news”Ranks not allowed to confiscate documents – Traffic ChiefJune 6, 2016In “latest news” Twenty-two police officers fresh out of Police College, will spend an additional two weeks in training before becoming full-fledged traffic officers.Traffic Chief Deon Moore (second left) with new traffic ranksTraffic Chief Deon Moore said that the exercise was to bolster discipline and tolerance by traffic ranks as they carry out their duties in public. “We took a decision even though they would have graduated from the college, there is still need for them to have specialised training,” Moore explained.The Traffic Chief reiterated that “traffic ranks are not permitted to take away persons documents as a means of using that to get them to go to the station”.“We have recognised that there is a need for training especially in the Traffic Department to boost the level of discipline, the level of tolerance displayed by traffic ranks,” Moore said.Along with the 22 officers an additional four ranks from within the force will be attending the course, bringing the total to 26 traffic officers. The training will seek to improve the ranks public communication skills, improve their directional signals while executing their duties and how to identify and address offences.“Our aim is to ensure that we have a better approach a better quality of service that we offer to members of the public in the filtering of traffic,” the Traffic Chief said.The programme will be conducted by officers of Traffic Headquarters and external facilitators such as retired Traffic Chief and Senior Superintendent Cedrick Boston.
Email Address* Essential workers, who range from grocery store clerks to teachers, make an average of about $56,000 a year. An affordable rent is defined as no more than 30 percent of gross income, or approximately $1,400 a month for those workers.Of course, about half of the city’s rental units are rent-stabilized, which economists say distorts the city’s rental market and makes market-rate housing more expensive. Turnover and vacancy rates for the city’s 900,000-plus rent-regulated units tend to be very low, and evidence suggests those rates haven’t increased as much during the pandemic as they have for market-rate units.In January, the median monthly asking rent in Manhattan was $2,750, a 15.5 percent drop from a year earlier and the largest year-over-year decline since 2010. Brooklyn and Queens median rents each had record decreases as well, falling by 8.6 percent to $2,395 and $2,000, respectively.[NYT] — Sasha JonesContact Sasha Jones Share via Shortlink From mid-March to the end of 2020, only 11,690 units citywide were affordable to essential workers (iStock)Rents have fallen across the city, but most market-rate apartments are still out of reach for essential workers.From mid-March to the end of 2020, only 11,690 units citywide were affordable to essential workers — 40 percent more than during the same period the year prior, but still a pittance, according to a StreetEasy study reported by the New York Times.The apartments represented just 4 percent of the city’s market-rate rental inventory.“It sounds like a really compelling stat,” StreetEasy economist Nancy Wu told the Times of the 40 percent increase. “But at the end of the day, about 96 percent of apartments on StreetEasy are still unaffordable to them.”Read more2021 poised to be good year for townhouse salesManhattan’s luxury market sees best week since 2016Manhattan and Brooklyn renters sign leases in record numbers Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message* Tags Full Name* Home Pricesrent regulationRental MarketResidential Real EstateStreetEasy