NEW YORK CITY L & T COURTS ALL COUNTIES
COMMERCIAL WARRANTS FOR EVICTIONS ISSUED
FOR BUSINESSES CITYWIDE 2002- 2017
Request for statistics may be directed to OCA Office of Court Research or to Carol Alt, NYC Civil Court Chief Clerk.
MAYOR BLOOMBERG: 2002 7,444
2011 6,259 24,641
Mayor de Blasio 2014 5,851 22,710
Mayor de Blasio 2014- 17 22,710
De Blasio – ave 473 court evictions per month , est 1,200-1,400 commercial businesses close EACH MONTH in NYC
22,710 Court Warrants to vacate/evict issued under his watch
Est. 70,000 to 90,000 small businesses closed
Est. 560K to 720K Jobs lost under de Blasio
The last two years of Mayor Bloomberg (2012-2013 compared to (2015-2016) two years of Mayor de Blasio = same evictions 492 ave. per month
Bloomberg 2012 and 2013 court evictions = 11,822 = 492 per month
De Blasio 2015 and 2016 court evictions =11,829 =492 per month
* The city’s leading authority and advocate for small businesses for 30 years in Sung Soo Kim.
Mr. Kim predicts the eviction rates will decline each year in NYC. NOT due to any positive legislation or actions taken by government, but due to more empty store fronts for longer periods of time (many remain empty for years) and the leases have become shorter and shorter in NYC the last decade, sometimes month to month. The shorter leases result in businesses not fighting eviction in court due to high costs and short leases.
* Kim- the founder of the oldest small business service center in NYC, the Korean American Small Business Service Center, and was Chairman of the Mayor’s First Small Business Advisory Board, appointed by Mayors Dinkins and Giuliani He has spent every working day for 32 years addressing the problems of immigrant small business owners. In 32 years he has personally negotiated and re-negotiated an estimated 50,000-55,000 commercial leases for his Korean members. He has gone to court weekly for 30 years to fight over 5,000 times for his members in court.