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Ferry crew members have worked under an expired union contract for an “unprecedented” 11 years and say that low pay and morale have left them without enough staff to keep the lifeline between Manhattan and Staten Island afloat.
The less than a decade-old public square in Queens has seen a surge in activity as the pandemic forced immigrant families out of steady jobs and into street sales.
At the Brooklyn base of the Kosciuszko Bridge a gleaming new park attracts visitors from around the world. On the Queens side they have anger and frustration.
As pets are still being jolted, city oversight of Con Edison equipment and inspects called into question. The DOT says there’s no problem, but data says otherwise.
State lawmakers and local officials are trying to give The City That Never Sleeps some peace and quiet. But some car and motorcycle enthusiasts say they have every right to be loud.
Many Brooklyn and Queens leaders and residents cheer Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposal to bring mass transit service to an existing freight line linking the boroughs. So far, pols who’ve pushed back on train plans have remained mum.
Warehouses and “last-mile” facilities are popping up with little regulation. A new city plan calls for more use of waterways, bike deliveries and other measures to cut truck traffic. But increased pollution concerns are fueling criticism against a new wave of “environmental racism.”
DOT sidewalk repairer Simone Samuels says she got the cold shoulder and an unfair transfer after emailing the agency’s then-boss, now a major federal official. Samuels charged she’s the victim of a male-dominated work culture.
The federal infrastructure bill that cleared Congress on Friday is “probably the best we’re going to get,” but still falls short of meeting the city’s vast needs — including some long-awaited subway projects, transit and planning experts say.
Plans to install 10,000 bike racks on city streets by next year and a pilot pod program at Grand Central Terminal are mere “molecules in the drop of the bucket” compared to other cities’ efforts, cycling advocates say.
Dozens of city employees — including City Council members — ignored tickets on city-permitted vehicles after racking up parking and traffic-enforcement fines.
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Transportation officials concede cycling advocates are right about the need for more bike space on the Queensboro and Brooklyn bridges — but say there’s nothing they can do about it now.
A neighborhood group wants more action from the NYPD to make way for an expansion of Hudson River Park on Pier 76.
London-based Beryl will bring 1,000 bikes to the borough — but not the energy jolt many riders count on to scale Staten Island’s steep stretches.
The NYPD is evaluating how it could relocate the notorious Pier 76 vehicle lot, making way for the park to grow and raise cash.
A Brooklyn community board unanimously rejected City Hall’s plans for a new bike lane on Shore Parkway. But that didn’t stop transportation officials.
Nearly 2,000 road and bike lane-marking projects are classified as incomplete by the city Department of Transportation, some dating back to 2014.
After THE CITY revealed planned shutdown of cycle program along the Queens shore, Department of Transportation gives two-wheelers another whirl.
Mayor de Blasio proposed an 80-mile “green wave” of protected bike lanes by 2021 amid a spike in deaths. But City Council members aren’t all on board.
Until Thursday, a restrictive state law left miles of dangerous East Tremont Avenue off limits to cameras designed to deter dangerous drivers.
Dangerous swaths of Brooklyn and Queens still lack bike lanes two years into a five-year targeted expansion program.