“I know that not everyone is excited about the idea of new residential and commercial development at heights taller than the surrounding brownstone neighborhoods. But I genuinely believe we are on the way to getting the balance right.”
‘Pretend you were talking to an NRA member in a low-population, low-crime state like New Hampshire or Utah, where the rate of gun violence is much lower than in New York. If that person wondered into the exhibit, what would you want them to take away from it?’
The MTA says turnstile jumping exploded when the NYPD pulled back on subway arrests. But critics doubt the numbers.
It costs money for the subways and buses to collect and process fares. It creates a crime that we have to figure out how to fairly police. And, even with discounted fares, it makes transit an unavoidable cost burden to lower-income people. So why not make it free?
The Parole Board is missing commissioners and staff, most parole applications get shot down and hundreds who have served long sentences have no hope of getting out.