Ben Verde is Streetsblog NYC's legendary intern.
Paper Plates from Jersey Make Scamming NYC Easy!By Ben Verde | | 22 Comments
Car dealerships in upper Manhattan are taking parking theft to a new level of scam.
Bike Racers May Lose Prime Spot Due to Corporate GreedBy Ben Verde | | 32 Comments
Cyclists may lose one of the best racing spots in the city, thanks to the exorbitant permit fees of a private corporation.
Five More Manhattan Precincts are Filled with S-Cop-LawsBy Gersh Kuntzman and Ben Verde | | 7 Comments
Our ongoing investigation into recklessly driving cops continues — with more officers whose cars would be impounded under a Council bill to crack down on repeat offenders.
DOT Has Set a Date to Fix the Infamous ‘Second Avenue Gap’By Gersh Kuntzman and Ben Verde | | 16 Comments
Work will begin "in the next couple of weeks" to better protect riders between 68th Street and the Queensboro Bridge, an agency official said.
Bay Ridge Community Board Shows How It’s DoneBy Ben Verde | | No Comments
CB10 offers support for DOT plan for a protected bike lane, but also offers some advice on how to make it better.
Case Closed?! Streetsblog Pulls Back the Curtain on the Ongoing 311/NYPD JokeBy Ben Verde | | 22 Comments
Streetsblog wanted to see what happens when you file a 311 report against an illegally parked much. Turns out, not much.
Canarsie Cops are Some of the Most Reckless NYPD Drivers in TownBy Gersh Kuntzman and Ben Verde | | 11 Comments
Canarsie residents, beware! Your police officers are some of the most reckless drivers in the city.
S-COP-LAWS! Officers at Seven More Precincts Are Recidivist Reckless DriversBy Gersh Kuntzman and Ben Verde | | 1 Comment
Seven more precincts — and 31 percent of the police officers' personal vehicles had been slapped with multiple moving violations.
Group Calls for Amsterdaming Most of Lower ManhattanBy Ben Verde | | 7 Comments
Crowded streets in Lower Manhattan must give more space to throngs of tourists and other pedestrians with new designs that would bring motorists to a crawl, says a neighborhood group.
Pedestrian Killed in Staten Island — But Teen Driver is ChargedBy Ben Verde | | No Comments
Cops arrested a teenaged Staten Island driver who, they say, ran over and killed a 71-year-old pedestrian just a block from his house in Arden Heights on Saturday.
Brooklyn Pedestrian Killed by Repeatedly Reckless Driver Backing Into his DrivewayBy Gersh Kuntzman and Ben Verde | | 8 Comments
No charges for a driver who hit a pedestrian as he was backing up into his driveway.
De Blasio’s Free Parking Obsession Is The Problem — As Scofflaw Cops ShowBy Ben Verde | | 14 Comments
Why does the mayor want to encourage more cops to drive to work? At the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens, more than half of the cops have at least one serious driving violation on their record.