Seven council members attended a forum Wednesday night as they vie to fill a position that could provide key support — and potentially fierce opposition — to incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The bikes are often used by delivery people and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said the new law plugs loopholes and totally bans electric bikes from the streets of New York.
The transit workers union is sending a grim message, reminding straphangers of the dangers of the subway system.
Two members of the New York City Council say they are waiting for the city Department of Transportation to obey the law.
There have been six subway deaths already in 2013. The circumstances in the incidents vary, but Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer said the rash of death on the tracks deserves a closer look.
Transit spokeswoman Judie Glave says the incident around 10 a.m. Tuesday involved a No. 2 train.
More and more women want to work through their pregnancies and a measure introduced before the New York City Council might well help them.
For the first time since 2007, the number of traffic-related fatalities in New York City has risen.
The City Council is promising to crack down on the speedy bikers with a series of measures designed to strengthen enforcement, increase education and improve safety.
Council Speaker Christine Quinn warned that from now on New York City will have zero-tolerance for any taxi owner or driver who facilitates sex trafficking with a vehicle.
Councilman James Vacca said it was unacceptable that complaints come from riders despite the fact that they keep “paying more and more.”
The bill would allow drivers to hold on to their receipts and park in spaces with the same meter rates.
The bill in Congress could cut close to $1 billion in MTA funding. City Council members say that would mean many of the improvement projects that are planned would be stopped short and straphangers could end up paying the difference.
There were predictions the subway stations in an MTA experiment that removed trash cans would become landfills with rails. But there is early evidence the riding public is on board with the concept.
Councilman James Vacca says it’s like spit in the ocean, the number of state liquor authority agents assigned to all of New York City.