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Derailed by Uber, Deposed New York Taxi King Gets Sued in Chicago

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

Espaillat Argues Endorsements From Local Officials More Important Than U.S. Senator

State Senator Adriano Espaillat—one of several aspiring successors to retiring Congressman Charles Rangel—dismissed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s decision to back Assemblyman Keith Wright for the seat, and insisted his… 462 more words

David Paterson

Committee of Transportation New York City Hall: Hearing of Intro 779

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

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Battle for Charles Rangel's Seat Spills Over Into Assembly

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

Adriano Espaillat

NYC Is Going Car-Free This Earth Day (Sort Of)

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

Ydanis Rodriguez

Let Them Eat Cake.

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

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The City Council Defends Plan to Give Itself a $36,000 Raise

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

Bill De Blasio