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Dave Colon

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

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.

January 2, 2024

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.

December 27, 2023

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.

December 22, 2023

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.

December 20, 2023

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.

December 19, 2023

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?

December 13, 2023

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.

December 12, 2023

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.

December 6, 2023

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.

December 6, 2023

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.

December 1, 2023