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Mayor Bill de Blasio

September 6, 2019, 2pm PDT
Seventy percent of the surface of New York City is impervious. A program with a goal to build a total of 9,000 curbside rain gardens will put a dent in the hardscape.
Real Estate Weeky
July 26, 2019, 8am PDT
Vision Zero has tragically failed 17 people on bikes in New York City this year, and Mayor Bill de Blasio couldn't stick with the status quo any longer.
The New York Times
July 26, 2019, 6am PDT
The Onion took some shots at presidential hopeful and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after summer rain showers flooded streets and sent water cascading into the city's subway system.
The Onion
July 1, 2019, 12pm PDT
New state legislation will allow the city to expand the network of cameras and step up enforcement.
Crain's New York Business
April 19, 2019, 12pm PDT
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is promising to speed the city's buses by 25 percent by next year.
Crain's New York Business
April 11, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Big Apple may claim the nation's highest public transit ridership, but it ranks well below average in its use of freight rail. Two small short line railroads are at the center of a $100 million investment to reduce truck reliance.
The New York Times
April 2, 2019, 10am PDT
Finally, congestion pricing, as applied to city cordons, not highways, will be coming to the U.S., thanks to a budget deal approved by the New York State Legislature early Sunday morning. Tolls below 60th Street should begin by Jan. 1, 2021.
amNew York
March 26, 2019, 5am PDT
The New York State Legislature is preparing to reverse over a decade of reluctance regarding congestion pricing, according to reports from Albany.
The New York Times
March 18, 2019, 7am PDT
A plan to literally change the shape of Manhattan.
New York Magazine
March 12, 2019, 7am PDT
One way, or another, wealthy New Yorkers are probably going to end up contributing to the financial end of the equation for solutions to New York's public transit woes.
Bloomberg
February 28, 2019, 6am PST
New York State Budget Director Robert Mujica penned a Sunday op-ed for the Daily News on the benefits of congestion pricing. On Tuesday, Gov. Cuomo broke the news on WNYC that he and Mayor de Blasio agreed on tolling the central business district.
New York Daily News
February 26, 2019, 12pm PST
Local and state leadership finally agreed on a plan to fix the city of New York's struggling transit system.
Bloomberg
February 17, 2019, 7am PST
New York City and State offered up nearly $3 billion in incentives to lure Amazon and its 25,000 high-paying jobs to Queens only to see the tech company cancel their plans after local opposition materialized. Was their retreat too hasty?
The New York Times
February 8, 2019, 6am PST
Developers are finding out too late that they're required to pay union members a prevailing wages on projects in rezoned parts of New York City.
Crain's New York Business
January 4, 2019, 2pm PST
Thanks to two recent New York State court rulings, disposable food and beverage containers will no longer be made from polystyrene in the nation's largest city. The ban was originally proposed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in February 2013.
The New York Times
December 28, 2018, 2pm PST
Delays kept NY from setting a record in terms of new protected bike lanes, but the city continues to expand its bike network.
StreetsBlog NYC
December 28, 2018, 12pm PST
Traffic fatalities declined in New York City for the fifth consecutive year.
Curbed New York
November 19, 2018, 11am PST
The New York Department of City Planning has proposed more permissive zoning regulations for the neighborhood just to the south of Amazon's future home in Long Island City.
Commercial Observer
November 16, 2018, 5am PST
A totally fake news story, intended to satirize, not provide any factual information, makes fun of how much New York City's political leadership gave to Amazon to make sure HQ2 would call the Big Apple home.
The Onion
October 8, 2018, 7am PDT
According to a bus advocacy coalition's progress report, New York City hasn't yet delivered on promises to get buses moving faster with comprehensive and well-enforced bus lanes.
NY Daily News