Jesse Coburn is Streetsblog’s investigative reporter. He won the George Polk Award in 2024 for his investigative series on the black market for temporary license plates. Previously he was a reporter at Newsday and an editor at ARCH+. He has also written for the New York Times, the Baltimore Sun, Harper’s, Cabinet, Motherboard and other publications.
N.J. Lawmaker Proposes Eliminating Paper Temporary License Plates to Fight Fraud
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GHOST TAGS: Inside NYC’s Black Market for Temporary License Plates // Part 3: The Buyers
GHOST TAGS: Inside NYC’s Black Market for Temporary License Plates // Part 2: The Landlords
GHOST TAGS: Inside NYC’s Black Market for Temporary License Plates
Read all three parts of Jesse Coburn's award-winning investigation.