4 Blog Posts From the New York City Tag


Time to purge the NYPD

Time to purge the NYPD

NYPD Acting Deputy Commissioner for Legal Matters Ann P. Prunty violated our civil rights last week. She said if we reveal the location of police enforcement on a public street we can go to jail. Police pretend to want to inform the public of roadblocks. I call the pro forma announcements of roadblock locations “little […]

Nuke the Frankenveto

As soon as I wrote about the death of New York City’s speed cameras, the governor brought them back to life by unilaterally re-enacting the law authorizing them. Those of you who took civics classes might be wondering how he can do that. Governor Cuomo says he can use a Frankenstein Veto. That’s where the […]

An accidental victory

Some petty bickering among New York politicians led to a surprising if accidental victory for drivers. The state legislature refused to renew authorization for most of New York City’s speed cameras. I’d like to think this followed the Daily News report saying people with money were ignoring camera tickets, which don’t put points on licenses. […]

Congestion Pricing Cannot be the Future of Transportation Funding, Part 2: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #469

Congestion Pricing Cannot be the Future of Transportation Funding, Part 2: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #469

To read Part 1, click HERE. New York City (NYC) finds itself in a transportation perfect storm. The subway system is at a breaking point. Residents are abandoning city buses by droves because it’s faster to walk most days. Ridesharing vehicles clog the already snarled streets. At the center of it all: the mayor and […]