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BY RICO BURNEY | Residents around E. 14th St. are breathing a sigh of relief that the impacts from the upcoming L-train tunnel repairs won’t be as bad as had been expected when the project called for a full shutdown of the line’s Manhattan leg for 15 months. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently made some announcements […]

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BY RICO BURNEY | A Downtown neighborhood group is calling on the city to launch a six-month “shared streets” pilot program in the Financial District. Under the idea, pedestrians and cars would share the area that is now blacktopped street, and cars would be required to travel at slow speeds. The Financial District Neighborhood Association asserts […]

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Any references to prostitution in Thailand that appeared in the original version of this satirical opinion piece have been removed. Similarly, a reference to picking up herpes “in the back room of a Patpong dive bar” has been removed. A reference to wanting to transcend subsistence rice farming in Thailand (“Do you want to bend over in […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | At a March 21 public hearing on congestion pricing, hosted by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, there were a range of opinions for and against. The plan would include a surcharge for vehicles going below 60th St. in Manhattan, and prices could vary by time of day and type of vehicle. The […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Attendees at Tuesday night’s congestion-pricing town hall at John Jay College were mostly skeptical that the plan to cut down traffic, save the subway and also the environment was the way to go. Among the officials and advocates at the town hall were Councilmembers Mark Levine and Helen Rosenthal; Nick Sifuentes, executive […]

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BY RICO BURNEY | The first of four “open houses” on the impending L-train “slowdown” was held in the Village last Thursday. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Department of Transportation jointly sponsored the March 7 event, held at the Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Bernard Church, on 14th St. between Eighth and Ninth Aves. […]

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SPONSORED CONTENT: Congestion Pricing in Manhattan Will Add $1 Billion Annually to MTA Coffers

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It’s working in London and Stockholm, but can congestion pricing make a real difference for people living and working in Manhattan?By charging a fee to drivers entering Manhattan below 60th Street at peak times, congestion pricing — which state legislators are debating until April 1, when the budget will be finalized — expects to generate […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The Central Park carriage-horse hack lines are now officially inside of the park. On Sun., March 3, about 25 members of the animal-rights group New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets, or NYCLASS, gathered at Central Park South and Sixth Ave. to celebrate the new hack-line locations. “This is the first […]

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BY RICO BURNEY | City Council Speaker Corey Johnson delivered his first State of the City address on Tues., March 5. But it wasn’t just a feel-good list of blandishments about projects and people. Rather, it was a focused presentation of sweeping ideas to improve transportation in the city. In Johnson’s speech and in a 104-page […]

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BY RICO BURNEY | New Yorkers will soon be paying more for public transit after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted last week to increase the price of unlimited MetroCards and eliminate bonuses on pay-per-ride MetroCards. Under the new fare scheme, approved Feb. 27, the price of 30-day unlimited MetroCards will increase nearly 5 percent to $127. […]

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