“This absence of unified design and management can compound inequality. Where some areas of the city have seen the lion’s share of the city’s attention, other areas have been and are in danger of continuing to be completely left behind.”
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“A free pass for Uber, Lyft, and other big corporations to add thousands more inaccessible vehicles to our streets, with drivers footing the bill, is a step in the wrong direction.”
“When Mayor Adams presents his budget Thursday, consider the choices he’s made and the impact on the working class and the services they rely on government to deliver. As a matter of leadership, he’s giving away the store. At some point, we need to begin a conversation finally about who pays what and who subsidizes whom?”
Recycling rates around longtime existing requirements—which ask residents to separate paper, plastics, metal and glass from the rest of their trash—have failed to improve over the last decade. Getting New Yorkers to comply with yet another set of rules could be an uphill battle, experts say.
Workers, especially people of color and immigrants, are suffering in increasingly hot weather. But some advocates and lawmakers have solutions.
“The crash on the Manhattan Bridge calls attention to the immediate need for visionary leadership as well as difficult conversations about the purpose of the city’s precious bike lane real estate, food delivery worker equity and the role NYPD should play in enforcing existing rules.”
“This July is one of the most critical months in Penn Station’s 113-year history. Madison Square Garden’s lease over the station is up this month, and the Garden’s management is insisting it be renewed. At stake is not just Penn Station itself but rail service throughout the entire New York Metropolitan Area.”
“After Cooper was killed, I wanted to believe that his death would have meaning. However, as I have watched 100 other children suffer a similar fate, I can’t help but feel that our city continues to fail our kids. More than 60 percent of the children killed were pedestrians, and a third were walking to or from school.”
Of the 1.9 million registered vehicles in the city, 2 percent are electric. While that may seem nominal, electric vehicle registrations are growing: there was a 44 percent increase between 2021 and 2022, according to the city’s Department of Transportation.