Vanderbilt Avenue Open Street Could Be Model for Trash Containerization: ReportBy Kevin Duggan | | No Comments
The Vanderbilt Avenue open street in Brooklyn could become a blueprint for how the city can finally containerize its trash for collection, a new analysis reveals.
Analysis: City Ignored BQE Panel Recs To Ease Local Traffic From Two-Lane ConversionBy Kevin Duggan | | No Comments
The city has failed to adopt key recommendations by its own appointed experts to curb congestion near the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway after officials reduced the highway from six to four lanes — and the Adams administration may be now using that same congestion as a justification for building a wider highway.
Clean Curbs Pilot ‘Not Scalable’ Citywide, Says DSNY CommishBy Kevin Duggan | | No Comments
The Department of Sanitation's test project to containerize trash pickup on one residential block won't work on a citywide level, the agency's chief said on Wednesday, so New York's Strongest will need a better strategy to clear Big Apple sidewalks of their notorious rubbish mountains.
EXCLU: Many MTA Board Members Barely Use Their Free MetroCardsBy Kevin Duggan | | No Comments
Whatever happened to first-hand knowledge?
Restaurateurs, Advocates Beg Council To Keep All-Year Outdoor DiningBy Kevin Duggan | | No Comments
"If we have to take it down in the winter town there’s no putting that stuff back up," said Donna Drakes, owner of the Caribbean restaurant Brooklyn Beso in Bedford-Stuyvesant. "I think that’s just a way for them to get rid of it."
EXCLU: George Washington Bridge Northern Path Reopens With Wider EntranceBy Kevin Duggan | | No Comments
The long-shuttered pedestrian and bike path on the north side of the George Washington Bridge has reopened with brand new entrances on both ends of the 92-year-old span connecting upper Manhattan and New Jersey.
Stroller Pilot Expands to 1,000 Buses, More Routes to ComeBy Kevin Duggan | | No Comments
Big Apple parents have for years demanded the agency revise that policy, citing the danger and difficulty they had to endure just to board a bus with kids.
Pandemic Program Added Outdoor Dining Where It Never WasBy Kevin Duggan | | No Comments
And the "open restaurants" initiative was also a boon to especially blue collar districts of color outside of Manhattan, according to a new report.
City Workers Drove Slower in Speed Governor Pilot, But Disabled Cap Hundreds of TimesBy Kevin Duggan | | No Comments
A city program putting speed restriction technology on a small number of government vehicles has shown promising results, with drivers speeding rarely and doing less hard braking — but workers can disable the system for 15 seconds at a time.
NEW NEW YORK: Mayor Adams Will Create a ‘Public Realm Czar’By Kevin Duggan | | No Comments
The new public space czar would become the central node to oversee the different agencies that affect all public realm policies and projects, including the departments of Transportation, Parks, and Sanitation.
City Launches Long-Awaited Containerized Residential Trash PilotBy Kevin Duggan | | No Comments
It's history in the taking as Sanitation workers start collecting trash from the curbside lane, not the sidewalk on one lucky block in Hells Kitchen.
Going in Circles: Laws to Tame Helicopters Struggle to Take OffBy Kevin Duggan | | No Comments
Helicopters are like the weather: Everyone complains about them, but no one fixes the problem. Here's our deep dive into how all three branches of government have failed the public.