De Blasio dismisses the importance of getting out of his SUV. But if he's getting chauffeured everywhere he goes, there's no way the mayor can viscerally understand what the three-quarters of New Yorkers who don't commute by car experience on a daily basis. If he doesn't regularly experience what it's like to get around without driving, he won't feel on a gut level why improving transit, biking, and walking is so important.
Thanks to Politico for putting its scoop about Mayor de Blasio’s ruminations on the Times Square plazas up for public consumption. It’s a revealing glimpse into what the mayor says in private about one of the city’s most high-profile street transformations. Sally Goldenberg and Dana Rubinstein take us back to 2015, when de Blasio and then-NYPD chief Bill […]
Between them, Cuomo and de Blasio have the power to dramatically accelerate New York City's progress on climate goals. But doing so will require making policy choices that the governor and mayor have shirked or avoided so far.