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‘Duped’: A Harlem 20-Something Blows the Whistle on an Illegal Temporary License Plate Business

Kareem found out the hard way that his Craigslist gig delivering temp tags was illegal. Now he's exposing the operation that employed him, revealing clues about his anonymous bosses that all trace back to the same place.

June 9, 2023

Bus Advocates Target Anti-Busway ‘Hypocrites’ at Bronx Zoo and Botanical Garden

A petition drive by Bronx bus riders calls out the institutions for boosting transit on their websites, but then trying to undermine it in the real world.

Day 3: These Hunger Strikers aren’t Paid Lobbyists — But Albany Can’t Tell the Difference

ALBANY — “They are putting every barrier in our way to not have to face us directly and  look us in the eye and then make an unconscionable decision. This is Albany at its worst,” said Amy Cohen. 

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Hunger Strike Day 2: Gov. Hochul is ‘Sympathetic,’ But Won’t Pressure Heastie on Sammy’s Law

The governor expressed sympathy for the mothers who are holding a hunger strike to protest the Assembly’s inaction on Sammy’s Law — but she declined to condemn the body's leader, Speaker Carl Heastie.

The Fires This Time: There is No Plan to Limit Driving During Health Emergencies Like This One

City officials admitted on Wednesday that they have no plan to deal with pollution like the city is experiencing today — not even an emergency health protocol to require mandatory carpooling.

Wednesday’s Headlines: Smoke Everywhere Edition

Our bike rides into work Tuesday were beset by smoke blown in from Canadian wildfires, and the forecasters say we're in for a similarly ashen commute on Wednesday. Plus other news.

Queensboro Bridge Bike Numbers Soaring as DOT Stalls Separate Walking Path

Bike trips over the Queensboro Bridge increased every month of this year, but the city continues to force cyclists to share a cramped two-way path with pedestrians.

DOT Nixes Fordham Road Busway Due To ‘Community Concerns’

DOT officials informed the project's community advisory board on May 31 of their intention to kill the Bronx busway and instead shift existing bus lanes away from the curb and extend them by several blocks, according to a presentation posted online late Friday afternoon.

‘Sammy’s Law’ Hunger Strike Begins at State Capitol

Two mothers whose children were killed by reckless drivers have begun a hunger strike that they'll continue until Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie passes a long-stalled bill that would allow New York City to set its own speed limits.

‘It Will Save Lives’: Queens CB1 Members Demand Universal Intersection Daylighting After Drivers Kill Two Kids

The Department of Transportation exempts itself from state law requiring intersections free of parked cars, also known as daylighting, but Queens Community Board 1's Transportation Committee voted on Thursday to demanding that officials axe the carveout.

Supporters of Sammy’s Law Rally Heastie and Share Frustrations About Assembly’s Inaction on Speed Limit Reduction

"Every time we go to Albany, they tell us to our faces, 'Yes, of course. we support Sammy's Law, but now they don't want to have to put their vote on record. We need to see their faces, which is why we are demanding that the Speaker bring this to a vote," said Fabiola Mendieta-Cuapio.

Monday’s Headlines: All Eyes on Carl Heastie Edition

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has a real chance to do the right thing this week — the last of the legislative session until next January. Plus other news.

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