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LIC Post Waterfront 5K to Take Place June 1, Registration Now Open

Feb. 27, 2019 Staff Report The fourth annual LIC Post Waterfront 5K run/walk is set to take place in Long Island City in June. The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 1 at 9 a.m., and is designed for both runners and walkers. Children’s dashes, an immensely popular component of this event, will take place… Read more »

Cuomo, de Blasio Endorse Congestion Pricing as Part of New Plan to ‘Transform’ MTA

Feb. 26, 2019 By Nathaly Pesantez Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo announced their joint endorsement today of congestion pricing as part of a new plan to “transform and fund the MTA.” The surprise two-pronged announcement marks the first time the two leaders see eye-to-eye on the controversial and long-deliberated measure, which aims… Read more »

City Unveils Plan to Tackle ‘Broken Placard System,’ Includes New Technologies, 3-Strike Rule

Feb. 22, 2019 By Nathaly Pesantez Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a much-anticipated plan yesterday that takes the next steps toward overhauling the “broken placard system” that has plagued New York City’s streets “for a long, long time,” with new technologies, a penalty system and a dedicated enforcement unit among the measures to be implemented…. Read more »

21st Street Listed as Priority Corridor in New Vision Zero Plan

Feb. 20, 2019 By Nathaly Pesantez A new Vision Zero plan released yesterday lists 21st Street, running between Astoria and Long Island City, among several priority corridors in the five boroughs that have proven dangerous and are now the focus of new safety initiatives by the city. The Department of Transportation added the 3.6-mile length… Read more »

Ocasio-Cortez Fires Back At Critics Who Question Her Understanding of Amazon Deal

Feb. 20, 2019 By Christian Murray Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired back at her critics yesterday after being attacked by financial commentators and fellow Democrats for allegedly not understanding how the Amazon tax incentives were structured and for lacking pragmatism. The criticism grew over the weekend following an interview by Chuck Todd of Meet The Press… Read more »