Dave Colon is a reporter from Long Beach, a barrier island off of the coast of Long Island that you can bike to from the city. It’s a real nice ride. He’s previously been the editor of Brokelyn, a reporter at Gothamist, a freelance reporter and delivered freshly baked bread by bike. Dave is on Twitter as @davecolon. Email Dave Colon at firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2023, Mayor Adams Basically Erased the ‘Streets Master Plan’
Mayor Adams again failed spectacularly to meet a legal mandate to construct 50 miles of protected bike lanes and 30 miles of protected bus lanes. What happens now? Nothing. And therein lies the problem.
They’re Driving To America: Neil Diamond Musical’s Anti-Congestion Pricing Stunt Irks New Yorkers
It's a song sung blue: A Broadway producer is so opposed to congestion pricing that he'll refund the still-non-existent toll to see his show.
Mayor’s Year-End Self-Praise Neglects the Bus — Because There’s So Little To Praise
Hizzoner fell far short of both legally mandated benchmarks for bus lane mileage and his own promises to bus riders.
Parents Call on Mayor to Restore Crossing Guard Funding After 7-Year-Old’s Death
Parents, teachers, students and NYCHA residents will rally Thursday morning at the Fort Greene corner where an NYPD tow truck driver killed 7-year-old Kamari Hughes.
MTA: N.J. Slept Through the Entire Congestion Pricing Environmental Review
"New Jersey’s claim that it was deprived of adequate opportunities to consult on the project is revisionist history," the MTA's attorneys wrote.
MTA’s Queens Bus Redesign: $30M in Service, 8 More Routes, Skepticism from Brooks-Powers
The improvements mean that 200,000 more people will get 10-minute-or-better service, among other things. Who could complain?
Survey: Prospect Park East Loop Redesign Going Over Well Enough
Park visitors are happy with the car-free painting scheme and the added pedestrian space. Only a small number responding negatively.
Dynamic! MTA Could Hike Congestion Pricing Toll 25% on Gridlock Alert Days
The MTA said it had that power, and modeled it in its environmental assessment (see footnote 2 below), but no one ever reported it, until Wednesday.
Reporter’s Notebook: Will Eric Adams Ever Publicly Embrace Congestion Pricing?
The governor, the head of the MTA and the city's leading transit thinkers all celebrated congestion pricing on Tuesday as an historic moment while Mayor Adams spent Tuesday failing to live up to it.
New York City is Down One MTA Board Member as Mayor Fights Congestion Pricing Fee
Sherif Soliman, who was appointed to the board only last year, quietly resigned on Sept. 22, and the mayor won't get a new person on the panel until next year.