April is the cruelest month for taxicab tsar Evgeny “Gene” Freidman, the one-time undisputed heavyweight champion of New York City medallion ownership. In the good ol’ days—i.e., before ride-sharing apps—the 1,100 or so medallions that Mr. 1,166 more words
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Commencing at 10:00am on April 4, 2016 in City Council Chambers, the Chair Ydanis Rodriguez brought the Committee of Transportation to order. “Today, we will hear three bills and one resolution directed toward improving safety and efficiency on the New York City streets,” stated Rodriguez. 472 more words
An aide to a top ally of State Senator Adriano Espaillat—one of several aspiring successors to retiring Congressman Charles Rangel—is challenging one of his main rivals for the House, Assemblyman Guillermo Linares, for his job in Albany. 553 more words
A new initiative aims to get cars off city streets this Earth Day.
New York City Council Member and Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez announced at NYU this morning the launch of the first annual Car Free NYC, which will take place this April 22 with the goal of encouraging New Yorkers to leave their cars at home and take public transportation, ride a bike, or walk instead. 462 more words
Well isn’t that a slap in the face. When Fast-food workers took to the street in protest over low wages being insufficient for them to live on, public opinion is that minimum wage workers asking for an increase to $15.00 an hour is not a realistic request. 94 more words
Talking about money can be awkward. Especially when the talking is being done by members of the City Council, who are poised to give themselves a $36,000 raise that exceeds the recommendations of an independent commission—and when some members are arguing they deserve even more. 1,373 more words