The directive comes after Manhattan Congressman Jerry Nadler wrote the FCC that the 32-foot-tall pillars appear ‘out of context’ in historic districts like SoHo and Park Avenue.
Tech consortium CityBridge is poised to install ultrafast internet-transmitting structures to bridge the digital divide. But its earlier LinkNYC program was a debacle, ending in debt and unfulfilled promises.
From affordable housing to waste reduction to high-paid jobs to commercial rent control, we look at where the results stand on some of the outgoing mayor’s major plans touted in annual State of the City and Earth Day addresses.
The mayor tapped Wiley in 2014 to get broadband to low-income neighborhoods. Now, 1.5 million people are still unconnected. The mayoral candidate blames her ex-boss, but an examination suggests a more complicated history.
One New Yorker uses the free WiFi in front of libraries to research music. Another watches movies on Netflix as she charges her computer, while a man videochats with a friend on his laptop. Across the city, people without internet service at home or with limited service on their phones huddle in front of or […]
Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. A tech consortium brought in by the de Blasio administration hasn’t installed hundreds of promised public Wi-Fi kiosks since fall 2018 and owes the city nearly $75 million, the city’s top tech official testified […]
Additional reporting by Ann Choi and Trone Dowd Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. On city sidewalks, sleek LinkNYC kiosks stand idle — installed but not activated. “Super Fast Free Wi-Fi Coming Soon!” declare signs on their displays. But when, […]