This is the first post generated by the Neighborhood Empowerment Project, an initiative of our parent company, Open Plans, to change the ineffective way our city government responds to neighborhood problems.
A senior citizen was killed by a truck driver who backed over him on First Avenue on Tuesday morning — the second such incident in the same day and the second time the driver was not initially charged.
The driver of the Boro Wide Recycling garbage truck was improperly backing up onto 157th Street from the westbound lane of Liberty Avenue when it struck the motorcycle — yet no tickets were issued and no arrests were made.
Wow, Mayor de Blasio says he'll get to the bottom of the taxi medallion mortgage crisis, which has been going on for years, but got into the mayor's press packet because of Brian Rosenthal's great series in the Times. Click on the headline above for more snark, we mean, news coverage!
Thirteen months after the launch of Andy Byford's "Bus Action Plan," New York City Transit will reduce service on specific routes this summer "to more closely align with customer demand," according to a memo distributed to MTA board members on Monday.