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Wrong of way: Pedestrian/cyclist fatality rates on the rise

2016 saw an increase in pedestrian and cyclist fatalities according to preliminary data.

Vision Zero (Mayor de Blasio’s effort to lower traffic fatalities to zero by 2024) has seen some success. 820 more words

Community Action

NY Pols Demand Obama Help 520K Immigrants Become Citizens So They Can Vote Next Month

Public Advocate Letitia James and elected officials from immigrant backgrounds today urged President Barack Obama to clear the citizenship application backlog so that close to half a million immigrants—nearly 60,000 in the New York City area—can vote in the presidential election in November. 567 more words

Barack Obama

Should Council Members Hold So Much Sway in Land Use Decisions?

It’s no secret that local Council members typically have veto power over what developments go up in their districts. But after the City Council rejected a rezoning proposal for affordable housing in Inwood when the local member dropped his support, the practice is getting more scrutiny—particularly from a mayor who once held the same sway when he sat in the Council himself. 1,390 more words

Bill De Blasio

De Blasio: Collapse of Inwood Rezoning Proposal ‘Not A Win for the Community’

Mayor Bill de Blasio says he’s perplexed as to why community residents are rejoicing over the City Council’s vote to reject to the Sherman Plaza rezoning proposal in Inwood—arguing it is “not a win for the community” because developers could now erect housing with no affordable units.  679 more words

Bill De Blasio

Upzoning request with additional affordable-housing units rejected by NYC Council Committee

A request to build a bigger building in Inwood with half of the units designated as “affordable” has been unanimously rejected by the NYC Council Land Use Committee. 243 more words