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Tuesday’s Headlines: All Politics is Hochul Edition

You can't escape Gov. Hochul in the news these days. But she can't escape her terrible congestion pricing decision. Plus other news.

Deep Dive: Hochul Ignored Broad Coalition of Congestion Pricing Supporters In Favor Of Placard Elite

Gov. Hochul is favoring a wealthy, placard-clad minority over a diverse coalition of groups who have come out in support for congestion pricing.

Upper West Side ‘Smart Curbs’ Must Think Bigger: Advocates

Enthusiasm for the "smart curbs" plan was a bit muted, though there is a little for everyone in it. But not enough for Don Shoup!

City Proposes Short Busway For Clogged Cross-Bronx Roadway

It's not a surprise there was a push for more busways, as the data has shown time and again that they work.

Someday, You May be Able to Activate Open Streets with Fewer City Hurdles

It could get easier and cheaper to organize hopscotch or hula hoop on open streets.

Monday’s Headlines: Hochul’s Isolation Edition

The governor has never been weaker. This is the time for defiance. Plus other news.

Prior congestion pricing news

‘Irresponsible, Destructive’: Hochul’s Congestion Pricing Flip Harms Working New Yorkers, Ritchie Torres Says

"The delay of congestion pricing is not only bad morals and bad economics, it's bad politics," Torres told Streetsblog.

Hochul’s Congestion Pricing Reversal Won’t Win Democrats Any Votes in November

Hochul left billions of dollars and massive drop in congestion on the table with no guarantee of quieting congestion toll opponents ahead of November's election, according to political insiders.

Feds: Congestion Pricing Will Be Better Than We Even Thought … And the Pressure is Now on Hochul

The FHWA affirmed the tolls won't have an adverse impact on the environment — kicking it to Gov. Hochul to determine what happens next.

INSIDE THE MTA: Hochul’s Congestion Pricing U-Turn Leaves Transit Agency ‘Dejected,’ ‘Shellshocked’

“It’s fucked up what she’s doing to New Yorkers," remarked one MTA employee. But the problem is deeper than just anger.

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Prior stories

Albany Roundup: Some Victories as Congestion Pricing Drama Dominated

State pols did a good bit better than last year, but there's still plenty of room to grow.

You — Yes You — Can Help Connect Grand Army Plaza To Prospect Park

The city is considering expanding the plaza on the north tip of Prospect Park to connect to Grand Army Plaza.

Thursday’s Headlines: The Law Won Edition

Brad Lander and Co. are on the case. Plus other news.

Biden Administration to Let Hochul Dictate Congestion Pricing Next Steps, FHWA Says

President Biden may be providing legal cover for Gov. Hochul to avoid a lawsuit over her decision to scrub congestion pricing.

Opinion: Let’s Keep the Focus on the ‘Congestion’ Part of Congestion Pricing

Congestion is universally hated, yet it keeps rising because city officials refuse to pursue strategies to disincentivize car ownership.

Wednesday’s Headlines: Now Come the Lawsuits Edition

Comptroller Brad Lander and a band of legal eagles will announce a lawsuit today to save congestion pricing. Plus other news (including Joey Chestnut!).

Investigations

City Hall Functionary is Quietly Interfering with Critical Street Safety Initiatives: Sources

"He only was going to raise the concerns that you’re going to hear from car drivers," one official said. "He’s never been on the pro-pedestrianization, pro-bike-lane side.”

GHOST TAGS: Inside NYC’s Black Market for Temporary License Plates

Read all three parts of Jesse Coburn's award-winning investigation.

‘A Very Dangerous Job’: Dozens of NYC School Crossing Guards Injured by Drivers Since 2012, Records Show

As thousands of guards returned to street corners across the city last week for the reopening of public schools, records obtained by Streetsblog reveal the dangers that guards face on the job.

Pickleball, Dog Run Coming To Plaza Under Brooklyn Bridge

The lots sandwiching the Brooklyn Bridge will reopen for the first time in 15 years.

Queens Residents Rally Against Hochul’s Congestion Pricing Flip Flop 

Protesters in Queens scoffed at Hochul’s claims that congestion pricing would hurt working class New Yorkers and businesses.

Brooklyn Man Dies 12 Years After Hit-and-Run Crash That Confined Him to a Hospital Bed

The driver fled the scene of crash in 2012 and was never caught by police.

Hochul’s Congestion Pricing ‘Pause’ Lets Drivers Off the Hook and Riders Holding the Bag

Hochul's decision not to toll disproportionately wealthy drivers means fare hikes and service cuts for disproportionately working class subway and bus riders.

Komanoff: Actually, Small Businesses Stand to Benefit from Congestion Pricing

There may be no more pernicious fabulation than that small businesses in the congestion zone will suffer when fewer motorists drive in. Let's debunk.

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Congestion Pricing

Hochul Ditches $10K Car Dealer Fundraiser Amid Congestion Pricing Uproar

The Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association was slated to host a $10,000-a-ticket reception for the governor.

Monday’s Headlines: Protest Season Begins Edition

There were two protests over the weekend and three more are coming. Hide in the diner, Congestion Kathy! Plus other news.

Hochul’s Bid to Stop Congestion Pricing Might Be Illegal

But she may be off the hook because the feds have still not undertaken what would have been the final bureaucratic step.