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Gersh Kuntzman

Tabloid legend Gersh Kuntzman has been with New York newspapers since 1989, including stints at the New York Daily News, the Post, the Brooklyn Paper and even a cup of coffee with the Times. He’s also the writer and producer of “Murder at the Food Coop,” which was a hit at the NYC Fringe Festival in 2016, and “SUV: The Musical” in 2007. He also writes the Cycle of Rage column, which is archived here.

Garbage Company Involved in Fatal Crash Will Ply Streets of Eastern Queens, Too

The private garbage company whose truck driver struck and killed a Manhattan pedestrian on Thursday according to police has won the right to pick up trash in a wide swath of Southeast Queens, raising concern for safety there.

May 17, 2024

Letter from Sweden: Congestion Pricing is Going to Be Great … With a Few Bumps

Swedes, even drivers, were stunned to hear that a majority of New York-area residents oppose congestion pricing.

May 16, 2024

Wednesday’s Headlines: A Little Biking Music Edition

Seeing Neil Young last night reminded us that he sings too much about cars. Plus other news.

May 15, 2024

Data: NYPD Enforcement, Now in Decline, Was Once a Key to Vision Zero Success

And the decrease in effectiveness of Vision Zero due to the NYPD fell hardest on low income people of color, a new report shows.

May 13, 2024

LETTER FROM SWEDEN: Congestion Pricing Will Make New York a World-Class City

The choice is ours, New York: We can live in a nice, calm, pleasant and economically vibrant European-styled civilization, or we can continue to drive ourselves straight to ruin.

May 13, 2024

Stockholm Leader’s Message to NYC: ‘Congestion Pricing Just Works’

"In Stockholm, people really thought that congestion pricing would be the end of the world, the city will come to a standstill, no one would be able to get to work anymore and all the theaters and shops would just go bankrupt. None of that happened."

May 3, 2024

Supporters, Mayor Rally for ‘City of Yes’ Zoning Change as it Enters Public Review Phase

The mayor's signature zoning plan is ready for review by all 59 community board, plus the city's five borough presidents and then each Council member. Advocates are worried it will be watered down.

April 30, 2024

Monday’s Headlines: Placard Privilege Edition

Absolute placard corrupts absolutely — but this upstate DA takes the cake. Plus other news.

April 29, 2024