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Love It, Hate It, Or Love To Hate It, El Greco’s...

by Sam Shokin In this Age of The Foodie, where words like “microbrewery” and “cronut” are colloquial terms, and “gentrification” has been buzzwordified to the...

Op-Ed: We Want a Boardwalk – Not a Sidewalk

by Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz Back in 2008, my Assembly colleague, Alec Brook-Krasny, and I were able to secure $10 million in capital funding for the...

The Commute: The Time For Reactivation Of The Rockaway Beach Line...

THE COMMUTE: Now that Queens College has released its year-long study of the feasibility to rebuild and reactivate the long dormant Rockaway Beach Line...

The Commute: How To Meaningfully Improve Traffic Safety — Part 2...

THE COMMUTE: In Part 1, we asked if the real purpose for the new 25 MPH speed limit is increased safety or increased revenue....

Speed Kills — 25 MPH Can Make You Absolutely Lethargic

BETWEEN THE LINES: Beginning last Friday, New York City motorists, and anyone passing through the jurisdiction, are required to drive at a leisurely 25 miles...

The Commute: How To Meaningfully Improve Traffic Safety – Part 1...

THE COMMUTE: The 25 mile per hour (MPH) default speed limit is now the law. What proponents of this legislation fail to realize is...

The Commute: Just Another Day Riding The Buses

THE COMMUTE: Last week, a one-and-a-quarter-mile afternoon trip took my friend one hour and 20 minutes using two buses. He waited 28 minutes for...

The Commute: More Government Hypocrisy

THE COMMUTE: The big news headlines this week were that subway ridership reached a new record level on September 23rd, with more than 6.1...

The Commute: We Wait, And Wait, And Wait…

THE COMMUTE: New Yorkers must wait until 2023 for the completion of East Side Access, a project that will improve LIRR access to Manhattan,...

From The Inbox: “It’s About Time” For Verrazano Pedestrian Path –...

A reader sent us the following letter to the editor, making a case for a pedestrian and bike path spanning the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and...

The Commute: Why We Need Better Bus Service — Part 3...

THE COMMUTE: In parts 1 and 2, we specifically discussed routing deficiencies in Brooklyn and hinted at similar deficiencies in Staten Island and Queens...

The Commute: Why We Need Better Bus Service – Part 2...

THE COMMUTE: Last week, we discussed bus routing inefficiencies in Sheepshead Bay. I am going to venture a guess that Sheepshead Bay residents have...

The Commute: Why We Need Better Bus Service – Part 1...

THE COMMUTE: Regular readers of The Commute know that my favorite topic is the need for better bus routes. I have written about this...

The Commute: A History Of Street Signage – Part 3 Of...

THE COMMUTE: Last week, we discussed the switch to condensed and light (or thin) font along with the switch from uppercase to uppercase and...

The Commute: A History Of Street Signage – Part 2 Of...

THE COMMUTE: Last week, we took a brief look at the history of New York City’s street signage, which, traditionally, has been all uppercase....