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The Next Fight: Which Gov’t Vehicles will Get Congestion Pricing Exemptions?

Certain government vehicles will be exempt from paying the congestion pricing toll, but which ones? And how? Let the Explainer explain it all to you.

May 14, 2024

Under Threat of Federal Suit (Again!), City Hall Promises Action on ‘Unacceptable’ Illegal Police Parking

A deputy mayor made a flat-out promise to eliminate illegal police parking that violates the Americans With Disabilities Act. But when? How? We don't know.

April 24, 2024

Justice Dept., Citing Streetsblog, Threatens to Sue NYPD Over Cops’ Sidewalk Parking

The city is now facing a major civil rights suit from the Biden Administration if it doesn't eliminate illegal parking by cops and other city workers.

April 19, 2024

Op-Ed: Police Placard Corruption Report Was Weak, Disappointing … and Completely Expected

The Department of Investigations clearly had ample evidence of crimes and serious violations, yet its report lets everyone off the hook.

April 12, 2024

Drawing Lines: NYPD Precinct Steals Sidewalk with Unauthorized Paint Job

Cops at the 94th Precinct in Greenpoint have stolen public space with some paint. Whatever happened to the Integrity Control Officer?

April 4, 2024

Long-Awaited Placard Report Reveals Widespread Abuse by NYPD

The overdue report confirms years of Streetsblog reporting on placard abuse, illegal parking and enforcement failures by the police under two mayors.

April 3, 2024

‘Cheaper than a Garage’: Meet the Drivers Who Get Repeat Tickets for Not Moving Their Cars

Alternate-side-parking tickets make up one-in-five parking summonses! And 77 percent go to repeat offenders.

March 5, 2024

Wednesday’s Headlines: Cycle of Rage Edition

Tuesday was a busy morning on the "criminal mischief" beat. Plus other news.

February 28, 2024

Video Unmasks NYPD Lies About ‘Resolved’ Bike Lane Complaints

Until there are consequences for lying, city employees will continue to break the law. But also, why are cops misspelling their own names on emails? Therein lies a tale.

January 31, 2024

‘They Don’t Care’: Cops, Placard Perps Block Disabled Drop-Off Zones

“They don’t care," said one woman who uses a wheelchair. "To me, their attitude is like, ‘So what you’re in a wheelchair. Deal with it.’”

January 26, 2024