"This could be the best block party in the history of New York, but if we don't get this right in the next three months, there will be a complete collapse of the tax base of the city," says a restaurant industry leader.
Caiti Borruso says the mayor has failed her and her Ocean Hill neighbors. On Friday, the mayor disagreed. But we're giving Borruso the last word, with a touching, rage-filled, completely appropriate op-ed.
The city's attempt to create 100 miles of open-streets might end up being controlled by business groups or well-organized neighborhood groups at the expense of hard-hit, suffering communities, advocates and progressive lawmakers are warning.
The de Blasio administration has amended its initial list of post-COVID "recovery panels" to include a task force on transportation — with the mayor saying his goal is to move New York City "away from so much dependence on cars."