GNYADA June 2019 Newsletter

NYC Says “Shut the Front Door”

Make Full Use of Your GNYADA Benefits



For over a century, GNYADA has committed to ensuring the success and profitability of its members with services that refine and enhance dealers’ operations. We encourage you to utilize each of our benefits and programs for your business. Below are some of the crucial services GNYADA provides to its members:

As the weather heats up, and dealers crank up the A/C – the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) reminds you to “Shut the Front Door.” A 2015 New York City law imposes energy conservation requirements upon commercial establishments in NYC, and requires all businesses, regard- less of size, to keep doors and windows shut while the air conditioning is running. This law has been in effect since 2016. Enforceable Penalties The DCA can fine first-violators of this provision of the law $250 for each open door or window. For a second violation (within an eighteen-month period), the penalty will be $500 per open door/window. (Note: Doors are allowed to be open during deliveries.) If you have any questions about this or other provisions of Local Law 92, please call the Association at 718.746.5900.

The GNYADA Insurance Brokerage covers all of your deal- ership’s insurance needs, including health and dental coverage, workers’ comp, disability, life insurance, Medicare and flexible spending accounts. The Brokerage also consults dealers on mandated changes to their insurance offerings and helps them stay compliant with IRS form filing. Learn more at . DMV-DIRECT processes titles and registrations for dealers and can handle rush duplicate titles in as little as three days. In addition to helping dealers with plate transfers, renewals, and VIN searches, DMV-DIRECT is also the only partner outside of Connecticut that can issue Connecticut plates. Visit . The Association’s Bond Program secures required bonds for dealers throughout our region. In addition to offering members the lowest rates on new car dealer surety bonds ($300 for a two-year, $50,000 bond), the Association helps dealers with Permit Bonds, Utility Bonds, and many others. To learn more, email . Each year, GNYADA holds more than 60 specialized Workshops & Seminars for dealers. Trainings are conducted by expert instructors and are designed to improve dealership operations and enhance profitability. To review upcoming courses at GNYADA’s Center for Automotive Education & Training, visit


Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association 18-10 Whitestone Expressway l Whitestone, NY 11357

Dealer Hotline: 800.245.4640 Headquarters: 718.746.5900 email: DMV-DIRECT: 718.747.0400

GNYADA Insurance Brokerage, LLC: 718.746.8100 New York International Auto Show: 718.746.5300 Center for Automotive Education & Training: 718.640.2000

The information contained in this newsletter may not be relied upon for the avoidance of tax penalties. Readers are urged to discuss any issues raised in this newsletter with their legal and tax professionals.

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