The New York City Department of Finance (DOF) is the revenue service, taxation agency and recorder of deeds of the government of New York City. Its Parking Violations Bureau is an administrative court that adjudicates parking violations, while its Sheriff's Office is the city's primary civil law enforcement agency.
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The Department of Finance (DOF) collects more than $33.2 billion in revenue for the City and values more than one million properties worth a total market value of $988 billion. In addition, DOF also:
Through the Mayor's Office of Pensions and Investments, the Department of Finance also advises the Administration on the City's $160 billion pension system and $15 billion deferred compensation plan.
50 United Nations Plaza is a high-rise residential building in Manhattan, New York City, United States.Administrative law judge
An administrative law judge (ALJ) in the United States is a judge and trier of fact who both presides over trials and adjudicates the claims or disputes (in other words, ALJ-controlled proceedings are bench trials) involving administrative law.
ALJs can administer oaths, take testimony, rule on questions of evidence, and make factual and legal determinations. And depending upon the agency's jurisdiction, proceedings may have complex multi-party adjudication, as is the case with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or simplified and less formal procedures, as is the case with the Social Security Administration.Alfred C. Cerullo III
Alfred C. Cerullo III (born 16 December 1961) was the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs who became the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Finance in 1995. He was replaced by Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff in 1999.Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff
Andrew P. Sidamon-Eristoff (born February 20, 1963) is a Georgian American Republican Party lawyer, politician and government official from New York City who served as New Jersey State Treasurer under Governor Chris Christie from January 2010 until his resignation in July 2015. He previously served as Commissioner of Tax and Finance under New York State Governor George E. Pataki from September 2003 until November 2006 and Commissioner of Finance for the City of New York under Mayor Rudolph Giuliani from 1999 to 2002.Borough, Block and Lot
Borough, Block, and Lot (also called Borough/Block/Lot or BBL) is the parcel number system used to identify each unit of real estate in New York City for numerous city purposes. It consists of three numbers, separated by slashes: the borough, which is 1 digit; the block number, which is up to 5 digits; and the lot number, which is up to 4 digits.The borough number is:
Manhattan (New York County)
Bronx (Bronx County)
Brooklyn (Kings County)
Queens (Queens County)
Staten Island (Richmond County)An example of a valid style of BBL is 4/99999/9999 for Queens.Coney Island USA
Coney Island USA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization founded in 1980 that is dedicated to the cultural and economic revitalization of the Coney Island neighborhood of the Borough of Brooklyn in New York City. Its landmark building in the heart of Coney Island's amusement district houses a theater in which the organization presents "Sideshows by the Seashore", a showcase for performers with unusual talents that runs continuously during the warmer months, as well as the Coney Island Museum. It is also notable as the organizer of the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade, the first of which took place in 1983.The Coney Island Museum features artifacts and memorabilia about the amusement park, beach and neighborhood's history and culture, as well as changing exhibits of art and culture. The museum is open seasonally.Coney Island USA was founded in 1980 by Costa Mantis, Jane Savitt-Tennen and Dick D. Zigun. Coney Island USA is governed by a Board of Directors currently composed of Jeff Birnbaum, Mark Alhadeff, Jane Crotty, Kate Dale, Carol Spawn Desmond, John di Domenico, Harris M. Falk, Marie Roberts, Lynn Kelly, Jon Dohlin, David Loewy, Lisa Mangels-Schaefer, Rick Himes, Dick D. Zigun, and James Fitzsimmons. Legal Advice is provided by Gibson, Dunn & Crutscher, LLP, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP and Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz, PC; financial advice is provided by Chris Yeboa, CPA, Yeboa & Lawrence, CPAs, & Business Consultants.Coney Island USA is funded, in part, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York Council for the Humanities, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, New York City Councilman Mark Treyger and its members.Frederick W. Singleton
Frederick William Singleton (July 14, 1858 – March 31, 1941) was an American politician from New York.Gillian E. Metzger
Gillian E. Metzger (born October 2, 1965) is a United States constitutional law scholar and a professor of law at Columbia Law School.Jacques Jiha
Jacques Jiha is the New York City Commissioner of Finance.Jiha’s public service includes stints with the Ways and Means Committee of the New York State Assembly as the principal economist and executive director of the New York State Legislative Tax Study Commission. He worked as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at the multimedia company Earl G. Graves Ltd./Black Enterprise.Law enforcement in New York City
Law enforcement in New York City is carried out by numerous law enforcement agencies. New York City has the highest concentration of law enforcement agencies in the United States.
As with the rest of the US, agencies operate at federal and state levels. However, New York City's unique nature means many more operate at lower levels.List of New York City agencies
In the government of New York City, the heads of about 50 city departments are appointed by the mayor, and the mayor also appoints several Deputy Mayors to head major offices within the executive branch of the city government.List of buildings, sites, and monuments in New York City
Following is an alphabetical list of notable buildings, sites and monuments located in New York City in the United States. The borough is indicated in parentheses.New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection
The New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP), formerly the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), is an agency of the Government of New York City.New York City Sheriff's Office
The New York City Sheriff's Office (NYSO), officially the Office of the Sheriff of the City of New York, is the primary civil enforcement agency for New York City. The Sheriff's Office is a division of the New York City Department of Finance, operating as the civil enforcement arm. The Sheriff's Office is headed by a sheriff, who is appointed to the position by the mayor, unlike most sheriffs in New York State who are elected officials.The sheriff is the chief civil enforcement officer for the City of New York, and automatically (ex officio) holds the position of deputy commissioner in the Department of Finance. The sheriff holds jurisdiction over all five county-bureaus within the city, with a subordinate undersheriff in charge of each one. Deputy sheriffs and criminal investigators of various ranks carry out the daily law enforcement duties of the Sheriff's Office. New York City Marshals perform similar civil enforcement duties.New York State Department of Taxation and Finance
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (NYSDTF) is the department of the New York state government responsible for taxation and revenue, including handling all tax forms and publications, and dispersing tax revenue to other agencies and counties within New York State. The Department also has a law enforcement division, the New York State Office of Tax Enforcement. Its regulations are compiled in title 20 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations.
It is headquartered in Building 8/8A at the W. Averell Harriman State Office Building Campus in Albany.
During the September 11 attacks, the department had offices on the 86th and 87th floors of the World Trade Center's South Tower. On the 86th floor, five of eight employees in the revenue crimes bureau died. On the 87th floor, the mediation services bureau lost six of seven employees. Of the estimated 20 people on the 87th floor, nine were lost, including two of three senior staff.The tax department was formally created on January 1, 1927 but the first signs of the department date to 1859. The original intent was to find a way (a mathematical formula) to distribute tax revenue to individual counties in New York State.Philip T. Sica
Philip Theodore Sica (born September 27, 1934) is the President of Wise Choice Realty who, in 2005, made an unsuccessful bid for Queens borough president in New York City. He was the nominee for the Republican and Conservative parties ultimately losing to incumbent Borough President Helen Marshall.Sica's earliest education was at St. Stephen's Elementary School. Sica graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School. He then went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts from Pace University (Government and Business), a B.A. from Atlantic Union College (Religion), attended New York Law School, and did religious graduate work with Andrews University.Sica served New York City in various capacities. He worked in the New York City Department of Hospitals, which is now called the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. He was a senior investigator for the New York City Department of Finance, a NYC Housing Authority Assistant, a detective-investigator for the Queens County District Attorney's Office, and Marshal for the City (mayoral appointment). In 1980, Sica's career changed when he became a minister of various Seventh-day Adventist Churches in the city.Prior to running for borough president, Sica ran for the State Assembly's 24th district in 2000, and lost to Mark Weprin (72% to 28%). Sica then went on to run for Council District 23 in 2001 and lost to David Weprin (Mark's brother) 69% to 31%. During his run for the Council District, Sica outlined his wishes to promote a reduction in crime, the lowering of taxes, and reform of the city's education system through increased investment by the state. In the race for the State Assembly, Sica received the support of the Republican Party, the Conservative Party, and the Right to Life. In his 2001 bid for the City Council, he was additionally endorsed by the Independence Party.Sica was unopposed for the Republican and Conservative parties' nomination in the race for Queens Borough President. Additionally, Borough President Helen Marshall ran unopposed for the nomination of the Democratic and Working Families parties.
After counting the absentee ballots and affidavit ballots cast either for Marshall or Sica, the result turned out to be seventy-five percent for Marshall and twenty-five percent for Sica. Sica's strongest assembly district was A.D. 23 (comprising Howard Beach, Ozone Park, and Far Rockaway) where he garnered 39% of the votes cast.Sica is married to Naomi (Jungling) Sica, Ed.D. Sica has four adult children and four grandchildren.
Sica is active in the American Legion, having served in the Army's Military Police. On September 18, 2007, Philip T. Sica was elected to continue representing the Republicans of the 24th Assembly District in the New York Republican State Committee. In October 2007, Philip T. Sica was elected to be a Vice-Chairman of the Queens County Republican Party and is again serving as its Chaplain.Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (NYU Wagner, Wagner) is a public policy school that offers a comprehensive curriculum in public and nonprofit policy and management, health policy and management, international development, and urban planning.S7000A
S.7000-A is the name given to the current dominant property tax law in effect in New York State affecting New York City. Surrounding areas such as Nassau County have similar laws. The bill was enacted in 1981 in response to the Hellerstein decision (Hellerstein v. Assessor of Islip, 37 N.Y.2d 1 (1975)). The law is embodied in Article 18 of the New York State Real Property Law.The most significant portions of the law are the creation of tax classes, the limitation on assessment increases for small homes (1 to 3 family homes called Class 1) and for other residential property with 10 units or less (a subset of Class 2), the setting of an upper limit for the "assessed value" as a percentage of "market value" across the different tax classes, and the limitation on the increase allowed in the allocation of the tax levy across the different tax classes from the previous year's assessment roll.Tax Commissioner of New York
Tax Commissioner of New York can refer either to the Tax Commissioner of New York City, or the Tax Commissioner of New York State.
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