Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Long Island

Bill Targeting Drivers With Suspended Licenses Gains Steam

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Last January, Alexander Aponte struck and killed nine-year-old Ibrihim Ahmed in Ozone Park while driving with a suspended license. He was charged with a misdemeanor — driving without a license — that carried a maximum penalty of $500 and/or 30 days in prison. The Queens DA’s office said prosecutors couldn’t levy more serious charges unless […]

Support for Pricing From Nassau Dem Michelle Schimel

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While many of her colleagues are hoping to avoid taking a stand on congestion pricing by urging Speaker Sheldon Silver to kill the plan without a vote, Nassau County Assembly Democrat Michelle Schimel has come out strongly in favor with an editorial in the Great Neck Record: For more than 300,000 Long Island residents, the […]

The Rumble Underfoot at 60th Street

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MTA Deputy Director of Media Relations, Jeremy Soffin, sends this along: As you know, the first tunnel boring machine for the East Side Access project has been chewing its way under Manhattan for almost a month, and we just wanted to provide a short update. The machine has now tunneled approximately 1,350 feet. While the […]