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Cab Drivers, Progressives Blast Mayor After Uber Cap Is Dropped

Uber did everything it could to stop a bill capping their growth from happening. It hosted a job tour yesterday, tried to negotiate with Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday, and even put out… 718 more words


Uber Armistice: De Blasio Backs Away From Plan to Cap the App

In an abrupt about-face, the de Blasio administration is backing away from a plan to cap the growth of e-hail giant Uber.

Under the agreement, first… 1,288 more words

Revealed: Uber's TV Buy Is Gigantic

The ride-sharing app Uber takes its name from the German word for a “supreme example of a particular kind of thing.” Now that its advertisements are on every cable, broadcast and radio station in and near New York City, one guesses it takes its marketing style from another German word—blitzkrieg. 656 more words

Twitter Spat Breaks Out Between Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and Uber

This morning, Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, an outspoken critic of Uber released a flurry of virulently anti-Uber tweets, eventually setting off a Twitter feud between himself and an Uber spokesman. 354 more words

Councilmen Ask Google To Create Map Option That Will Make Streets Safer

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Many people turn to Google for answers, and now two New York City Council members say the technology giant has the answer to making city streets safer. 269 more words


Council Speaker Insists Uber Regulation Bill Not About Taxi Medallions

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today asserted that proposed legislation to limit the number of new app-hail cars on the road is based on concerns over traffic congestion, pollution and labor standards—not the… 419 more words

Largest Medallion Owner Gene Freidman Appears in Court to Press for Relief

This morning, the Observer has exclusively learned, the city’s largest owner of taxi medallions, Evgeny “Gene” Freidman, will enter a courtroom in lower Manhattan to ask a judge to force Citigroup to offer some relief to the LLC that owns several dozen (estimates range from 46-90) of the 1,000 or so New York City he controls. 912 more words