A few days ago, at the West 181st Street station of the No. 1 subway line, the roof literally caved in. According to the MTA’s website:
“Due to a collapse of the brick façade from the ceiling above the tracks at the 181st Street station, 1 train service will remain suspended throughout the rest Read More
New York City’s budget director Mark Page is testifying at a City Council hearing at City Hall right now about Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to help close the city’s multi-billion budget gap.
Key here is the Council’s opposition to Bloomberg’s plan to rescind the $400 home owners rebate, which Page says would provide much-needed revenue. “The Read More
Council members Simcha Felder and Peter Vallone Jr. are circulating a letter in support of re-instating the commuter tax.
The letter, sent to other council members, argues that reinstating the commuter tax and closing costly loophole in the state pension law are crucial to the city’s budget. "[T]he alternative," the letter says, is "further Read More
After Sheldon Silver dropped the news that he’s open to reinstituting the commuter tax, Michael Bloomberg told reporters in City Hall that he himself is also in favor of bringing it back. Bloomberg stopped short of demanding Republican state lawmakers take action.
“I’ve always thought it was a very bad mistake to give up Read More