Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Elliot Spitzer

Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Residential Parking Program

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DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, Deputy Mayor Ed Skyler (in back), Mayor Bloomberg, Boerum Hill Association President Sue Wolfe and Council Member David Yassky. Thanks to another 11:30am press conference in Midtown, I figured Streetsblog might be the only press to cover Mayor Bloomberg’s announcement of a new, citywide residential parking permit program. But, no. There […]

Advocates Continue Pricing Push

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With all eyes on the governor’s Fifth Avenue apartment, congestion pricing supporters are nevertheless soldiering on. The Empire State Transportation Alliance is one of several groups in Albany today, trying to get lawmakers’ attention despite what has been described as a "surreal" atmosphere. [Insert "Yeah, and?" joke here.] From an ESTA media release: Principals underscored […]

Open Thread: Spitzer Prostitution Scandal

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As most of you no doubt know by now: Gov. Eliot Spitzer has been caught on a federal wiretap arranging to meet with a high-priced prostitute at a Washington hotel last month, according to a person briefed on the federal investigation. The wiretap recording, made during an investigation of a prostitution ring called Emperors Club […]

Congestion Pricing Endgame Begins

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With less than four weeks remaining for the city to meet the $354 million federal deadline, lawmakers are positioning themselves on one side of the other of the congestion pricing debate, as state and city prime movers quietly ready for "negotiations." According to the Sun, Governor Eliot Spitzer’s office is drafting a congestion pricing bill, […]