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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 is proud of the fact that he does a 90 percent good job. Email Gersh at

Brooks-Powers and DOT Exchange Testiness Over Agency’s Alleged ‘Master Plan’ Shortfalls

In a testy Council hearing on Tuesday, the Department of Transportation declined to answer a simple question from Transportation Committee Chair Selvena Brooks-Powers: How many bus and bike lane miles have you built so far this year?

September 12, 2023

The Moped Crisis: Safe Streets Group Issues Policy Recommendations

The city needs to rein in illegal mopeds with a combination of cracking down on rogue vendors, building safer roads for all users and better educating users.

September 12, 2023

Tuesday’s Headlines: A Great Day on the Street Edition

Wow, what a busy day it's going to be on the livable streets front today! But before that, the news.

September 12, 2023

Why Did a DMV Supervisor Advise a Cop to Break the Law and Commit License Plate Fraud?

A police officer was fired from his position after following the advice of the Department of Motor Vehicles to turn his personal car into a "ghost vehicle."

September 11, 2023

Monday’s Headlines: Suburban Angst Edition

Does New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast want to be Department of Transportation commissioner? Plus other news.

September 11, 2023

City ‘Security Group’ is Not Installing Safety Bollards at Intersections, Schools, Plazas as Council Once Sought

Since at least July 1, 2020, DOT has not installed a single bollard at any location, the agency has revealed.

September 8, 2023

Thursday’s Headlines: Seniors Under Threat Edition

The Times covered the issue of senior mobility. Plus other issues in today's news digest.

September 7, 2023

Wednesday’s Headlines: About that Moped Bust Edition

The NYPD has finally released details of that moped crackdown we wrote about last month. Plus other news from a slow Tuesday.

September 6, 2023

Tuesday’s Headlines: Put Away the White Edition

OK, everyone, you've had your fun, but Labor Day is now in the clip-on rear-view mirror, so let's get back to the grind.

September 5, 2023

Monday’s Headlines: It’s Labor Day Edition

It's Labor Day, so in honor of all the laborers who toil here at Streetsblog, we're taking the day off. But not before we give you a story about public pools.

September 4, 2023