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Councilmember Daniel Dromm on Soon-to-Launch Municipal ID Program

New York City Councilmember Daniel Dromm answers questions about what he calls this “must-have accessory for all New Yorkers."

Sam Schwartz has been thinking about traffic in NYC for more than 40 years. Photo courtesy of Sam Schwartz Engineering.
Georgia Kral  |  July 26, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Traffic engineer Sam Schwartz explains why he's optimistic about the future of transportation in NYC.VIDEO
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Christina Mulligan  |  July 25, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The American Cancer Society wants upstate New York to get the same dose of anti-smoking measures as New York City.VIDEO
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Menglin Huang  |  July 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Neighborhood groups are working with the Department of Transportation to make streets safer. See interactive map of dangerous intersections and pedestrian fatalities.VIDEO
City Council Member Robert Jackson spoke out against the proposal, saying it would hurt small business. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  July 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
NYC's proposal to limit sugary beverages to 16 ounces has received national attention. On Wednesday, the public had their chance to speak, but few took the opportunity.
Photo courtesy of Gotham Gazette.
Cristian Salazar for Gotham Gazette  |  July 24, 2012 9:58 AM | Comments
The board has grown increasingly influential under the Bloomberg administration.
View from the back of the East River Ferry as it cruises from Greenpoint to Midtown. MetroFocus/John Farley
John Farley  |  July 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The ferry has attracted more attention than anyone thought it would, in part because of the diversity of its passengers. As of this month, the ferry has served one million riders.VIDEO
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Esha Ray  |  July 23, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
One of the most crucial transportation links in the tri-state area is getting its most extensive repairs in 74 years.VIDEO
The MTA is extending the number 7 train to 34th Street and 11th Avenue. Photo courtesy of the MTA.
Georgia Kral  |  July 23, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
From the Second Avenue Subway line to the Tappan Zee Bridge, the region must respond to population growth and aging infrastructure.VIDEO
Ignazio Villegas, holding "Restaurant Week!" sign, said he ahs been employed at the Capitol Grille in Midtown for 8 years, and seen racial discrimination and violations of wage laws. On July 16, the Restaurant and Opportunities Center filed a new legal claim against Darden Restaurant Group, which owns the Capitol Grille. Photo by Samantha Grace Lewis
John Farley  |  July 20, 2012 3:20 PM | 3 Comments
On the heels of a new lawsuit against the restaurant's owners, protesters took to the sidewalk during Restaurant Week.
The threatened extension of the G Train will be made permanent, the MTA announced Thursday. Flickr/Seth Thomas Rasmussen
John Farley  |  July 20, 2012 1:01 PM | 1 Comment
After coping with the harsh cuts of 2010, straphangers have a reason to celebrate.
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