Candace Pedraza

Candace Pedraza is a Summer 2022 Intern for THE CITY.

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The transit agency’s flippant new signs deliver poor public health messaging, disability advocates charge.
Housing officials are consulting the experts in city green space to tackle longstanding problems at some crumbling play spaces.
Councilmember Marjorie Velazquez is against the Bruckner Boulevard upzoning, for now. That could prevent the land use proposal near a Super Foodtown from moving forward.
Your guide to all things monkeypox — now a “public health emergency” in the city — from symptoms to where to get vaccinated.
Like his predecessor, the mayor said he’s going to “do an analysis” and develop a plan to get NYCHA playground repairs on track. But there’s no sign of that happening anytime soon.
The MTA is assessing new goals and financial needs in a post-pandemic world. Riders with mobility issues remind the agency that serving them humanely is not only the law but “the right thing to do.”
The country’s largest transit agency is finally searching for companies to install doors at Times Square-42nd Street and Third Avenue and 14th Street in Manhattan, and Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue in Queens.
On the campaign trail last summer, Eric Adams decried the condition of public housing playgrounds highlighted by THE CITY. As mayor, however, the number of closed playgrounds has actually gone up.
Staten Islanders who depend on Access-a-Ride say they get left in the lurch all the time — and that’s without a natural disaster.