Ben Smith, the author of Traffic: Genius, Rivalry, and Delusion in the Billion-Dollar Race to Go Viral, talks with Azi Paybarah about Silicon Alley, the internet of the early 2000s, and why local politics is less scalable than it used to be. Subscribe to the FAQ NYC podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube or wherever podcasts are […]
E-bike and phone chargers are coming soon to City Hall Park and other spots, after drivers for companies like Grubhub and DoorDash dreamed of having warm places to pause between runs.
The Senate’s $433 billion Inflation Reduction Act marks the most significant federal action on climate change yet. What does it mean locally?
Starting Monday, restaurants must let delivery people use restrooms on request. Another reform gives workers the right to see how their tips are allocated.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) hopes to steer funds from the federal infrastructure bill to build rest areas for New York City’s delivery workers, he announced during a Wednesday ride-along in Harlem with the labor group Los Deliveristas Unidos. “I’m going to tell them about the Deliveristas,” the Senate majority leader promised regarding his colleagues in […]
Driven by images of immigration agents on horseback chasing asylum seekers, Brooklyn Councilmember Farah Louis and Council hopeful Rita Joseph gave comfort — and supplies — to migrants. Louis called the trip a “mission that God gave me.”
Mandatory warning systems to keep drivers from stranding children in the backseat are buried in massive infrastructure bills. But one version offers a weak solution, said advocates — among them a father who lost his twins in a Bronx tragedy.
The federal government could inject $550 billion in new spending on infrastructure projects around the country — but the MTA, the nation’s largest mass transit agency, stands to get about a 1.9% sliver of that. The money would help jumpstart big-ticket capital projects such as the next phase of the Second Avenue Subway, the purchase […]
Senate Democrats on Monday unveiled a $3.5 trillion-dollar budget reconciliation bill that included a proposed path to citizenship for “qualified immigrants” — and New Yorkers are poised to help lead the fight for passage. The National TPS Alliance came to the city last week to rally the roughly 25,000 New Yorkers who benefit from Temporary […]
With a mix of embarrassment and frustration, Scotty Stone described having to step off a subway train, desperate to find a place where he could relieve himself on the sly. “Luckily, nobody was around, so I had to go to the back of the platform and do whatever I had to do,” said the 53-year-old, […]