The City Council’s attempt to return parking privileges to the New York press corps faces opposition, ironically enough, from the New York City Police Department. Intro. 779, sponsored by transportation committee chair Ydanis Rodriguez and 34 of his colleagues, would allow people with press-designated license plates from New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut to “park where parking or standing […]
We’ve reported before how certain New York City parking rules are designed to cram a little more free car storage onto the street at the expense of pedestrian safety. In 2009, DOT removed parking restrictions on unmarked crosswalks at T intersections, and the city allows drivers with disability permits to block curb ramps that were […]
Intro 1602, sponsored by Mark Levine and Costa Constantinides, would let drivers park electric cars for free in metered spaces on Saturdays. It's a small gesture meant to encourage more New Yorkers to buy EVs. But in a city where street space is at a premium and most people get around without driving, it's a gesture that takes us in the wrong direction.
It’s easy to see why the New York City Housing Authority’s recent proposal to develop new housing on some of its property in Manhattan has aroused strong passions. Under the proposal, NYCHA would enter into 99-year ground leases with developers to build new residential buildings at eight properties in Manhattan below 110th Street. Most of the new units […]
New York City is not looking to create infrastructure for charging cars on city streets. Image: theqsqueaks via Flickr. "Electric vehicles are here. They’re coming, and they won’t stop." Last night, DOT Deputy Commissioner Bruce Schaller opened a panel discussion on electric car adoption in New York City with an implicit message: We should be […]