The City Record

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The City Record
"Official Journal of The City of New York"
Front page
TypeDaily official journal
PublisherNew York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services
EditorEli Blachman[1]
Associate editorJanae C. Ferreira
FoundedJune 24, 1873; 147 years ago (1873-06-24)[1]
HeadquartersLower Manhattan
1 Centre Street
Circulation379 daily[1] (print; as of April 2019)
OCLC number6185968
Free online archivesCROL

The City Record is the official journal of New York City.[2][3] It is published each weekday (except legal holidays) and contains legal notices produced by city agencies, including notices of proposed and adopted rules, procurement solicitations and awards, upcoming public hearings and meetings, public auctions and property dispositions, and selected court decisions.[4] Despite the publication's importance, long history, and influence—many city projects are required to be announced in the paper—the existence of the Record is not well known.[5][1]

The codified local laws of NYC are contained in the New York City Administrative Code,[6][7] and the regulations promulgated by city agencies are compiled in the Rules of the City of New York.[8] Historical issues of The City Record are being digitized by the City Record Project at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering; as of April 2019 the database contains searchable PDFs of issues from the founding of the Record in 1873 through 1947, resulting in a rich historical source that records every payment and contract of the city, election returns, periodic reports of city agencies, and much more.

The paper was founded in the wake of multiple scandals involving the city government and Tammany Hall; its publication is required by city law (New York City Charter §1066) and ensures that city business meets state law transparency requirements (Consolidated Laws GMU §103 (2)). Eli Blachman has been the paper's editor since 1995. The City Record has been published online (known as CROL) since 2004.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Kilgannon, Corey. "Selling Condoms or Pet Food? An Unexpected Bible of Million-Dollar Opportunities". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  2. ^ Durkin, Erin (26 May 2014). "Councilman Ben Kallos wants city to publish government notices on its website". New York Daily News.
  3. ^ New York City Charter § 1066
  4. ^ "About DCAS - The City Record". New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  5. ^ Buckley, Cara (11 November 2013). "City's Plan to Relocate 2 Agencies Stirs Anger". The New York Times. As for the move to 66 John Street, residents said they only learned of it in a meeting that addressed concerns about 71 Thomas Street. But the city responded that it held two public hearings about the John Street site, announced in the City Record, the official government journal. When a community board member asked the overcapacity crowd on Wednesday how many had heard of the City Record, not one hand went up.
  6. ^ Gibson, Ellen M.; Manz, William H. (2004). Gibson's New York Legal Research Guide (PDF) (3rd ed.). Wm. S. Hein Publishing. p. 450. ISBN 1-57588-728-2. LCCN 2004042477. OCLC 54455036.
  7. ^ Gibson & Manz 2004, p. 458.
  8. ^ Gibson & Manz 2004, p. 473.

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