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Sophia Lebowitz

Before joining Streetsblog, Sophia Lebowitz was a filmmaker and journalist covering transportation and culture in New York City.

DOT Proposes Protected Bike Lane To Fill Crucial Gap In Queens

The westernmost segment of Queens Boulevard will finally get protected bike lanes, Department of Transportation officials said.

May 14, 2024

City of ‘No’: Community Board Members Don’t Want Newcomers Stealing ‘Their’ Parking

The road to more housing is paved with lots of people who don't want to give up parking, as the mayor is finding as his City of Yes plan goes forward.

May 10, 2024

Good Luck Docking Your Citi Bike In Lower Manhattan

Many frustrated commuters to Lower Manhattan opted to simply abandon their Citi Bikes undocked due to the lack of open spots in the area.

May 1, 2024

Eyes On The Street: Coastal Resiliency Causes Mess For Pedestrians and Cyclists

Unfortunately for cyclists and pedestrians, this situation won't be fixed until "at least 2026.”

April 30, 2024

‘Buy, Bully, Bamboozle’: Report Alleges App Companies Threaten Democracy

App delivery companies seek to block worker-led improvements by spending big money on political influence, leveraging their data, and even co-opting progressive language, argues a new report that lands days before a national one-day strike by app-workers. 

April 29, 2024

Full Court Press by Mayor for Congestion Pricing Foe Randy Mastro

Pay no attention to that lawyer behind the curtain fighting for New Jersey, the mayor's team said on Tuesday, channeling the Wizard of Oz.

April 24, 2024

‘Transit Hardship’: Report Shows Why Fair Fares Must Be Expanded to More Workers

A new report on transit fares has found that more than one-in-five moderate-income residents experiences “affordability hardship.”

March 15, 2024