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Julianne Cuba

Julianne Cuba joined Streetsblog in February, 2019, after three years covering local news and politics at The Brooklyn Paper. There, she also covered the notoriously reckless private carting industry and hit-and-runs. A 2015 graduate of Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism Master’s Program, she now lives in Brooklyn. Julianne is on Twitter at @julcuba. Email Julianne at

Cyclists, Delivery Workers Fume After City Fails to Clear Icy Bridge Paths

Bike commuters and delivery workers faced treacherous, unplowed pathways on the four East River bridges long after it stopped snowing.

January 17, 2024

Police Nab One Half of Hit-and-Run Duo Who Killed Pedestrian in Queens Last Year

Cops cuffed a hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a 68-year-old pedestrian in Queens late last year. The second driver who hit the victim before also fleeing the scene is still on the loose.

January 11, 2024

Upper West Side Meeting on Curb Space Management Turns Into Heated Dispute

Car owners turned out in droves in response to false rumors spread on the internet that DOT planned to eliminate every parking spot in the neighborhood.

January 9, 2024

EXCLUSIVE: Gov. Hochul Again Seeks to Let New York City Lower its Speed Limits

The legislation failed to get over the line last year despite the support of Mayor Adams.

January 9, 2024

Queens Pol Recovering From Broken Arm, Bruises After Driver Strikes Her in Crosswalk

The driver — who Gonzalez-Rojas said received a summons for failure to yield — was traveling slow enough to avoid a worse outcome, the pol said.

January 8, 2024

Labor Gains: Delivery Workers Say New Minimum Wage Lets Them Ride Safely

“You don't have to risk your life to try to save two minutes anymore. You can ride safely and have a better chance of making it home at the end of the shift,” said Josh Wood, who mostly delivers for Uber.

January 3, 2024

Lawyer for NYPD Driver Who Killed 7-Year-Old Blames City for His Client’s Alleged Negligence

The attorney pinned blame for the death on NYPD for failing to enforce parking rules — but did not explain how that should absolve his client of unsafe driving.

December 21, 2023

MTA Reviewing Proposed Upper West Side Delivery Worker Hub Amid Ongoing Pushback

The MTA has yet to give the go-ahead to a proposed Upper West Side delivery worker rest stop as some locals continue to fight the proposal.

December 20, 2023

New Year, New Opportunity to Pass ‘Sammy’s Law’

Reminder: last year, despite the support of Gov. Hochul, the state Senate, Mayor Adams and the City Council, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) refused to allow the lower house to vote on the bill.

December 18, 2023

Comics Enraged After Brooklyn-Based Performer Dies in Tragic Crash

Comedians are calling out the dangers of cars and the need for better cycling infrastructure after one of their own was killed while biking in Brooklyn last week.

December 14, 2023