Category: New York City

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Quick Hits from Around New York

• What's going to happen when the L Train shuts down for repairs? The MTA doesn't have a real plan for getting between Manhattan and Williamsburg but check out Slate's coverage of the winners of Transportation Alternatives' contest. • It's not all on the MTA, though. New York City doesn't have the best transportation record.…

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Where’s the money? The MTA doesn’t have it

Just two weeks after the MTA raised fares, the New York City Council is admonishing them for not fixing escalators and elevators quickly enough. Those escalators and elevators are incredibly important for wheelchair-users and parents with strollers. New York City's subway is one of the oldest and largest subway systems in the world and many of the escalators…

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
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A sensitive topic exposes how politics really works

Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration is approaching a public health issue in the New York Orthodox Jewish community very sensitively. It's a demonstration of how politics sometimes requires almost surgical movement to balance competing demands, especially in an election year. Jews circumcise eight-day-old baby boys and some Orthodox Jewish communities hold by a practice called metzitzah b’peh…

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The NYPD is under fire.
New York City

Trouble for the NYPD

The New York City Police Department had a string of bad news stories over the past week. They settled a court case over illegal Muslim surveillance, paying millions in the process. A leaker revealed the disciplinary records of the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner, Daniel Pantaleo, giving the police department another black eye. And…

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