Tags » Melissa Mark-Viverito

Council May Cap Uber After All—Or at Least Its Surge Pricing

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito—who claimed a key role in stopping Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to limit the number of new Uber cars on the road—today told the Observer she thought a bill to put a ceiling on the e-hail app’s controversial surge pricing policy might be “appropriate.” 328 more words

De Blasio Smooths Over Rift With Mark-Viverito, But Keeps Distance From Cuomo

Days after City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito offered a unusual, sharp rebuke of Mayor Bill de Blasio, the two appeared today at the Museum of Natural History today to tout the growth of their municipal ID program, trading whispers, a couple of laughs, and carefully phrased statements about their “honest, respectful relationship.” 1,210 more words

De Blasio, Mark-Viverito Make Nice After Uber Spat

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — After contentious remarks from City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito about who resolved the Uber war and how it was resolved, the speaker and  481 more words


Afternoon Bulletin: MTA Asks City to Fund $9.8B Deficit, Alligator on the Loose

The MTA has requested that the City and State of New York fund its newly shrunken deficit of $9.8 billion. Chairman Thomas Pendergast sent a letter to City and State officials yesterday asking for an additional $200 million annually for the next five years (in addition to an already-determined $125 million annually the city agreed to in May) as well as $1.5 billion for the yet-intangible Second Avenue Subway. 382 more words

UBER Über Alles

Full disclosure: I’m the type of dude who likes to go out into the street, smell the fragrant odor drifting from a nearby waste transfer station, watch as the wind blows fragments of dust and paper refuse into my face, and scan the streets for a cab. 1,697 more words

Urban/Global Politics

Mark-Viverito Blasts de Blasio's Attempt to 'Save Face' on Uber Deal

Making perhaps her biggest break with Mayor Bill de Blasio to date, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito ripped into his claim this morning that his proposal to cap the number of e-hail cars on the street was still “on the table” for the Council—and accused the mayor of trying to “save face.” 521 more words