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It’s The End! Bushwick Hipster Whines About Friends Moving To Sheepshead...

Sheepshead Bay is very expensive. You don't want to move here. People get stabbed all the time, bicyclists are run off the road and...

From The Inbox: Are Cops Entrapping Fare Beaters At Sheepshead Bay...

Reader Mike N. wrote to point out what he believes is a waste of NYPD resources: catching fare-beaters on the Voorhies Avenue side of the...

Desperately Hungry Sheepshead Resident Begs Shake Shack To Come To Neighborhood

Oh, the struggles of life in Sheepshead Bay. A beautiful waterfront. A glut of mass transit options. Prideful mom-and-pop businesses lining the commercial streets. Sounds like...

Editorial: Deutsch’s “Participatory Governing” Concept No Replacement For Participatory Budgeting

Councilman Chaim Deutsch has touted his "participatory governing" approach as an alternative to participatory budgeting, but his first attempt - a governing workshop held...

The Commute: Why The MTA Can’t Be Trusted

THE COMMUTE: They do not keep their promises, tell different communities different stories, and they mislead. In my March 31 article, I promised to keep...

The Commute: Call Your State Senator And Assemblymember Now, Plus More...

THE COMMUTE: On Page 11 of the Vision Zero plan, the city has proposed lowering the speed limit on 25 city arterial roads to...

MTA Incompetently Operating B44 And B36: Part 2 Of 2

THE COMMUTE: Last week, in Part 1, I presented some findings from two hours of observing the B44 and B36 at Nostrand Avenue and...

MTA Incompetently Operating B44 And B36 Buses: Part 1 Of 2

THE COMMUTE: After five years of planning, on November 17, 2013 the MTA began operating Select Bus Service (SBS) on the B44 in Brooklyn....

Is The Budget More Important Than Safety? Also: More About SBS

THE COMMUTE: Last winter, I reported about the hazards of potholes, how they cause cars to become disabled, tie up traffic and pose a general...

Whatever Happened To Fair Studies?

THE COMMUTE: Have things really changed that much since I went to school? The way it used to be was, you first identified a...

A Vision Zero Town Hall Meeting

THE COMMUTE: The second in a series of Vision Zero Town Hall meetings was held in the Brooklyn Borough Hall courtroom earlier this month....

Last Week’s Transportation Local News Round-Up: Part 2 Of 2

THE COMMUTE: Yesterday, we discussed, among other things, how Albany continues to raid scarce transit funds, and a possible change to alternate side of...

Last Week’s Transportation Local News Round-Up: Part 1 Of 2

THE COMMUTE: The major news is the new state budget, which includes a $30 million raid on transit funds approved by Governor Andrew Cuomo....

The Commute: Local Bus Routes Are Being Ignored

THE COMMUTE: By now you have heard that subway ridership in New York City has reached a 65-year high. Why has nothing has been said...

Streets Paved With Good Intentions Won’t Solve The Pothole Predicament

BETWEEN THE LINES: Since the snow and ice evaporated, most drivers probably assumed maneuvering along city streets would be trouble-free. But now they have...