Predominantly black and Hispanic neighborhoods in Queens are still a target for fare-beating arrests, despite a push for decriminalization from local leaders, according to a report published by a criminal justice watchdog published on Wednesday.Read more
The day was a fairly typical late-August weekday—traffic snarled early on the BQE; heat advisories from Albany and City Hall warned residents to move about with caution, and a thin, smog-like pall covered Manhattan Island. Nevertheless, something unusual was taking place in front of a small, Bushwick storefront. Billed by sponsor Revel Transit as a “Rush Hour Race,” the idea was simple: seven people would travel from Revel’s Cypress Avenue headquarters to Long Island City’s Court Square Diner using Uber, Uber Pool, a Citi Bike, the MTA subway, a traditional taxi, buses and, of course, one of Revel Transit’s recently unveiled electric mopeds.Read more
Temperatures inside the subway system’s underground stations have always been hot in the summer, but last week’s heat wave made people take notice.
So too did the sweat-soaked straphangers stranded on the Manhattan-bound L train platform in the Myrtle-Wyckoff station, located in Ridgewood, for nearly 20 minutes because of delays.Read more