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Congestion Digestion: What You Need to Know About the MTA Budget Boosters

Tucked into the $175.5 billion state budget the New York Legislature passed in the wee hours Monday are measures to stabilize the financially precarious Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The deal struck by Gov. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie aims to infuse as much as $25 billion into subways, buses and […]

Posted inManhattan

Barging In: City Suit Seeks to Sink Sailing Signage

A new lawsuit aims to torpedo the advertising efforts of a Florida company whose floating digital billboards have made a splash along New York’s waterways, THE CITY has learned. The suit, filed by the de Blasio administration in Manhattan Federal Court on Wednesday morning, accuses Ballyhoo Media of “repeatedly violating” city zoning laws that, since […]

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As Hudson Yards Rises, Broken Subway Escalators Make for Steep Climbs

Hudson Yards, officially opening Friday, is brand new — but the sprawling city within-a-city is already up against an old problem. The 34 Street–Hudson Yards subway station, which connects 7 train riders to the new $25 billion retail and residential complex, has three of the 10 most failure-prone subway escalators in Manhattan, according to the […]