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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...

Should Biking & Texting Be Illegal? Some Bike Advocates Say “No”...

Last month, Councilman Mark Treyger proposed a comprehensive bike safety legislation package to help minimize bike casualties, winning support from the City Council’s Transportation Committee, the mayor,...

The Commute: We Deserve Some Real Answers From The MTA

THE COMMUTE: Ever since I started riding buses more than 50 years ago, I noticed that service is erratic. I never knew the extent...

Amending Archaic Law Won’t Turn City Into The Big Reefer

“…Legalize it, yeah yeah, that's the best thing you can do" – Peter Tosh, “Legalize It,” 1975 BETWEEN THE LINES: Start spreading the news — the...

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...

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...