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While New York City is known for its subways, many more people use its roads than ride public transportation, and millions of tons of goods are brought to market by trucks. Read More.
Mayor de Blasio announced a grand new transportation project that would connect Astoria to Sunset Park with a dedicated streetcar line. Read More.
A group of New York City councilmembers has backed a proposal to establish tolls for cars on the four East River bridges. Read More.
Letitia James and Scott Stringer, the city’s public advocate and comptroller, advocate giving lower-income people discounted subway and bus fares in order to “create a fair system.” Read More.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Scott Stringer have announced their intention to divest the city’s pension funds of all coal-related equity and bond holdings. Read More.
A group of parents has filed a class-action lawsuit against the New York City Department of Education. Read More.
New Yorkers will have the chance to vote in three separate primary elections this year. Read More.
Between state and local income tax residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut pay more in taxes each year than do residents of any other states. Read More.
Mayor de Blasio has established a permanent Mental Health Council as part of a mental illness awareness campaign headed by his wife, Chirlane McCray. Read More.
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