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The Nissan NV200, aka the Taxi of Tomorrow, has disability rights advocates protesting its inaccessibility. AP/ Richard Drew.
Georgia Kral  |  July 3, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Disability rights advocates suffered a defeat last week, but are already gearing up for a comeback.
The new DOT sponsored bike share program hits NYC in Summer, 2012. The bikes will each be enabled with GPS tracking. Photo courtesy of NYC DOT.
Georgia Kral  |  June 29, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
7,000 more bikes will be on the streets in the coming weeks. Do you know the rules of the road?VIDEO
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Michelle Michalos  |  June 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Open your eyes and ears to the inspiring art found on New Yorkers' daily subway commutes.VIDEO
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Michelle Sartor  |  June 14, 2012 2:16 PM | Comments
President and CEO Joseph Boardman says including a stop at New York's Penn Station is essential for a future tunnel. The Gateway Project includes that while the ARC Tunnel plan did not.VIDEO
Atlantic Yards project map by Tracy Collins
Norman Oder  |  June 8, 2012 1:19 PM | Comments
Despite assurances, concerns that the Barclays Center will bring rowdy crowds and overstuffed streets haven't gone away.
Tourists in Times Square. Flickr/Courtney Collison.
Lindsay Armstrong, Menglin Huang, Christina Mullgan, Esha Ray  |  June 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
MetroFocus asked some of the foot soldiers of tourism what they wish tourists, and New Yorkers, understood about the city.
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Christina Knight and Christina Mulligan  |  June 1, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
"Drivers Wanted" at NYC Bike Share, as well as call center agents and more. The program expects to employ 150-200 New Yorkers by August.
Young straphangers board the B61 bus in Red Hook. Residents say that since the B77 was cut in 2010, the rerouted B61 is constantly overcrowded and doesn't effectively serve their community. Flickr/Samantha Grace Lewis
John Farley  |  June 1, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Since the B77 bus was cut, residents say they're cut off from the city, and drivers say frustrated passengers are taking their anger out on them.
On May 1, unionized workers at the Strand Bookstore formed a picket line in front of their workplace, and were joined by participants from Occupy Wall Street. The Strand's unionized employees' contract expired last September, and they say they're preparing to authorize a strike vote.
John Farley  |  May 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
On May Day, workers at the Strand Bookstore picketed their workplace and said they're planning to vote whether to authorize a strike. VIDEO
The G Train speeds by the temporarily defunct Smith St.-9th Street Station. In 2009, five G stops were added to preexisting stations south of the Smith St. station, and while ridership has surged at three of those stations, the MTA is considering closing the G platforms. Flickr/Seth Thomas Rasmussen
John Farley  |  April 26, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Three stations where the G train was extended in 2009 saw a surge in straphanger entry between 2008 and 2011.
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