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
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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
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
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