Hundreds of fast food workers Thursday held another protest against low wages at major chain restaurants.
Employees of McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy's and other restaurants joined with union members and elected officials across the city in seeking a $15 an hour wage. The protest, part of a nationwide action, ended at a rally in Foley Square.
Protesting workers said they do more than...Read more »
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has a powerful perch to implement his vision for transportation in the city.
De Blasio, who controls four votes on the MTA board, laid out a transportation agenda during the campaign that focuses on better transit service for outerborough neighborhoods to meet growing demand there; improving pedestrian safety through his "Vision Zero" plan for eliminating...Read more »
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s signature campaign pledge on raising taxes for education got a boost from a poll Wednesday showing a majority of state voters back the proposal.
A Quinnipiac University poll showed 63% of voters in New York State back De Blasio’s plan to hike taxes on wealthier New York City residents making $500,000 a year or more.
The plan needs approval from Albany in...Read more »
The stressful passenger crowding, delays and congestion common at area airports near the holiday season could become the norm, according to two reports released Wednesday.
The reports from the U.S. Travel Association and the Eno Center for Transportation warn that America's aviation system is reaching capacity, particularly in the New York City-area airports, John F. Kennedy, Newark Liberty...Read more »
Former and potential future NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton Tuesday backed Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's "Vision Zero" pedestrian safety proposal to eliminate fatalities.
Bratton-Mayor Rudy Giuliani's top cop who also led police departments in Los Angeles and Boston-said at a street safety forum that de Blasio can build upon Mayor Michael Bloomberg's efforts to change the city's landscape...Read more »
As the MTA aims to bring subway service into the 21st century with wireless service in stations and countdown clocks, ideas abound about improving the riding experience. While the ideas can range from fantastical to common sense, amNY picked five of the most intriguing ideas for changing the riding experience.
1: Music turnstiles
Forget buskers — musician and former LCD Soundsystem frontman...Read more »
A 22-year-old man was charged Sunday with two counts of murder in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a Wakefield man.
Police said Henry Lawrence, of Eastchester, was driving a 1988 Toyota Sienna east, barreling down a sidewalk at a high speed when it struck 32-year-old Derrick Callender outside his apartment building at East 233rd Street near White Plains Road shortly after midnight...Read more »
Former Mayor David Dinkins has been hospitalized for pneumonia, his spokeswoman said Thursday.
Dinkins, 86, entered the hospital either late Wednesday or early Thursday morning, his rep Lynda Hamilton said.
"He is fine. He has a mild case of pneumonia and will be out soon," she said.
Dinkins' law partner, Peter Johnson, said the former mayor, who is at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital,...Read more »
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and federal officials saw the future of subway flood prevention Tuesday during the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.
Flood-prevention devices such as stronger walls, an inflatable bladder and station entrance covers are some of the options as the agency seeks to keep water from entering the subway system from about 600 points.
"During Hurricane Sandy, the largest...Read more »
With trains as crowded as ever and commuting by car a nightmare, one group yesterday called for the city to let New Yorkers take to the seas.
Metropolitan Waterway Alliance's Roland Lewis, in a meeting with the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, touted the city's "God-given waterway" as a travel alternative in transit-starved neighborhoods and during an emergency on the...Read more »