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Subways are increasingly delayed, and the cars are becoming more and more crowded, even on weekends. Read More.
The Mayor’s campaign promise to ban carriage horses from the streets of New York is reportedly coming to a vote soon. Read More.
A report last week revealed that the New York City Housing Authority has 2,300 empty units, some of which have been vacant for many years. Read More.
The transit workers’ union is angry that several of its bus drivers have been handcuffed after traffic incidents, and are demanding that they be exempted from the law. Read More.
Municipal and state employee unions dominate New York's education debate through massive, consistent expenditures by their political action committees. Read More.
In next year’s budget, the city’s public library systems will receive about half the funding they requested and need. Read More.
Was this week's machete attack in Bryant Park a random incident, or a symptom of the city’s rising homelessness and crime? Read More.
Rent regulation continues New York’s decades-long experiment in warping the housing market and driving up the cost of market-rate rentals. Read More.
In New York’s highly-regulated and extremely tight rental market, converting apartments into hotel rooms dries up supply and erodes community within buildings. Read More.
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