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 firstname.lastname@example.org
City Seeks $800M from Feds to ‘Repair and Enhance’ Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
“It’s sad to see the city’s text invoking the negative history of urban highway construction while seeking to cement that legacy for the rest of the 21st century,” said one activist.
Speeding Driver Runs Red Light and Kills 18-Year-Old on Deadly Atlantic Avenue Speedway
An 18-year-old woman was killed Friday morning when a 25-year-old in a Mercedes Benz sped through a red light on deadly Atlantic Avenue.
Civic Groups Slam Mayor’s ‘Car- and Truck-Centric’ BQE Plan
The city should scrap its "car- and truck-centric" plan for the future of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in favor of a plan that discourages private car use, civic groups said.
City Wants More Housing, Not Parking, in Downtown Brooklyn
A developer’s plan to enlarge a parking lot in Downtown Brooklyn is irresponsible and misguided, pols and advocates charge.
‘Not a Bike-Friendly City:’ Cyclist Deaths Are Surging This Year in NYC
At least 20 people have died biking in New York City so far this year — the deadliest first seven months of the year on record.
In-Car Tech Would Force NYC’s Worst Drivers to Slow Down Under New Proposal
"We are going to literally force you to slow down," said state Sen. Andrew Gounardes (D-Brooklyn).
Deliveristas Turning to Gas-Fueled Mopeds: ‘I Don’t Have a Place to Charge the E-Bike’
Workers say that longer delivery distances are also prompting the switch.
Cops Arrest Reckless Driver Who Killed Education Leader Norman Fruchter
A reckless driver killed Norman Fruchter 26 years after his first wife died in the same manner. Cops finally arrested his killed this week.
Latest Cop Crackdown on Deliveristas Misses the Point: Advocates
The crackdown underscored how companies like DoorDash and UberEats earn millions while mostly immigrant "independent contractors" are subject to all of the legal punishment and road danger.
‘Car Culture Produces Pollution. Pollution Hurts Humans’: NY1 Meteorologist John Davitt on Cars and the Climate Crisis
The NY1 meteorologist seems to be the sole weather reporter in town willing to tell his viewers the truth about cars.