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Friday’s Headlines Ask, ‘Was It Worth It, Governor?’

A new poll came out yesterday that definitely was not good news for Gov. Hochul. Plus other news (that was not good for Hochul, either).

DOT Could Close Dangerous BQE Entrance at Atlantic Av.

The ramp is one of the worst-designed pieces of road infrastructure in the city.

The Big Story

Federal Judge Sets Aside a Key Congestion Pricing Lawsuit

Gov. Hochul's rationale for killing congestion pricing took another blow on Thursday as a federal judge dismissed one of the major lawsuits against it.

Pols Let Suffolk Co. Red Light Cams Expire, Inviting Deadlier Streets

Long Islanders should be red hot mad that streets are about to become less safe.

Congressional Watchdog Launches Probe Into Why Massive Cars Kill So Many Pedestrians and Cyclists

If the feds won't get to the bottom of the megacar crisis on their own, the investigative arm of congress will.

There Is A Pedestrian Injury and Death Crisis Going On

So far this year, 55 pedestrians have been killed and more than 4,000 injured. That's a health crisis.

MTA Halts Work On Second Avenue Subway After Hochul’s Congestion Pricing ‘Pause’

Gridlock Gov. Hochul has joined the history books as the next governor to stop work on the Second Avenue subway.

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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Wednesday’s Headlines: Juneteenth Edition

We're off for the holiday, but we still have a slate of news for you!

Elmhurst’s ‘Little Thailand’ Gets Open Street Redesign

An already popular open street will be converted to one-way — with the space used to bolster the many restaurants nearby.

National Green Groups Condemn Hochul’s Congestion Pricing ‘Pause’

Had New York engaged congestion pricing, the state would have "played a nation-leading role." Alas.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Monday’s Headlines: Hochul’s Isolation Edition

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

Two Brooklyn Boards Say Yes To Mayor’s Housing Plan (Sort Of…)

In Brooklyn, two community boards with very different demographics split on parking mandates.

Friday’s Headlines: Back-Patting Edition

We interrupt our daily coverage of congestion pricing to find some common ground with Bob Holden. Plus other news.

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Congestion Pricing

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!).