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

                                                                                          2003                                   7,665

                                                                                          2004                                   8,070

                                                                                          2005                                   6,950

                                                                                                                                                      30,129

                                                                                          2006                                   7,147

                                                                                          2007                                   6,998   

                                                                                          2008                                   6,714

                                                                                          2009                                 7,582     

                                                                                                                                                       28,441 

                                                                                          2010                                   6,560

                                                                                          2011                                   6,259     24,641

                                                                                          2012                                   5,824  

                                                                                          2013                                   5,998

 

Mayor de Blasio                                             2014                                                 5,851    22,710

                                                                            2015                                                 6,512

                                                                            2016                                                 5,317

                                                                            2017                                                 5,030

 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.