Video: Rider Rebellion and Reverend Al Tell Albany to Stand Up for Transit

Streetfilms’ Robin Urban Smith was out at the Rider Rebellion rally with us last night and filed this report.

  • Bugg

    Always great for Al Sharpton, a man with no job, nor any discernable means of support,who claims under oath not to own his house nor his suit, who gets driven everywhere, who pays no taxes and is under order to repay thousands in taxes and judgments,to tell government what it should do. Better idea-lock up this criminal.Wouldn’t trust him any further than you could throw him.That will certainly convince voters to fund and support your cause.

    Are you people crazy? THIS is to you a great advocate?

  • amy

    this is a joke right? sharpton supports Atlantic Yards Ratner Arena Boondoggle. and for all the right reasons! he was paid…

    Daily News, 2005: “Forest City Ratner has contributed thousands of dollars to Sharpton’s National Action Network. Forest City Ratner spokesman Joe DePlasco acknowledged Ratner’s development company provided financial support last year and this year but declined to say how much money FCR has contributed to the National Action Network’s coffers.”


This Afternoon at Union Square: Join the Rider Rebellion

Hey folks, just a quick reminder: Today at 5:30 p.m. you’re invited to join the Rider Rebellion, “an action-oriented campaign that will pressure state and city elected officials to stand up for riders and provide stable, long term funding for subways and buses.” There’s going to be a rally at Union Square to raise the […]

This Week: The Rider Rebellion Rallies for Transit

After a successful demonstration of support for the Prospect Park West bike lane last week, livable streets activists need to rally again to defend the city’s transit system. Join Transportation Alternatives’ Rider Rebellion in Union Square on Wednesday to show elected officials that more fare hikes and service cuts aren’t acceptable. Tonight: DOT is working […]

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The monthly unlimited Metrocard will break the $100 barrier on January 1, following today’s 12-2 MTA Board vote to balance the agency’s budget by enacting a package of fare increases. (Get full details on the fare hike package from Ben Kabak.) NY1’s John Mancini reports that the MTA Board faced some predictably withering public testimony […]