Seems like you can't walk down an Albany sidewalk without stumbling over a lawmaker charged with graft these days, but the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) put out a report yesterday that shows how widely the system is failing. According to the report, New York state lawmakers have ... More >>
Update: See statement from the DEC, and a letter from E&E explaining its relationship to IOGANY, at the bottom. New York State might just have to scrap the latest draft of its environmental impact study on hydraulic fracturing. The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) and state lawmake ... More >>
The New York Public Integrity Research Group has crunched the numbers for Governor Andrew Cuomo's top political donors, and it turns out the human punching bags at Ultimate Fighting Championship are amongst the top contributors to the gov's re-election campaign.And why does that matter? Well, the UF ... More >>
Bill Clinton's not the only politician who likes a good cigar...Since 2008, New York politicians have spent nearly $50,000 on cigars and other tobacco products, a new study from the New York Public Research Group.The study, first provided by the group to the New York Daily News, finds that state law ... More >>
After a lot of back-and-forth and a fair amount of confusion about when the state's redrawn district maps might actually be released, the new state Senate lines came out today. This is it! After months of talk and hearings, these are the new political lines that the state task force charged with r ... More >>
According to this year's annual "Pokey" award, the slowest local bus route in New York City is the M50, which travels crosstown on 49th and 50th Streets between First and Twelfth Avenues, clocking in at just 3.5 miles per hour at noon on a weekday, according to Straphangers Campaign staff and volunt ... More >>
A wave of reports "exposing" the secret liberal money behind the Wall Street occupation has been cresting over the right-wing blogosphere, which has been at a loss to explain how a movement of dumb dirty hippies has managed to build up attention and support rather than explode or fade away. The answ ... More >>
Maybe we can only speak for ourselves, but it feels like modern brains and eyes fail to even register the existence of payphones, let alone their functionality. Nonetheless, the New York Public Interest Research Group's Straphangers Campaign, which advocates for transportation improvements, c ... More >>
7 train said to be least gross Maria Medrano Arevalo's eyes were wide with surprise, according to the Spanish-language daily. "I can't believe somebody thought that the 7 train is the cleanest of all the train lines," she told the paper, referring to a recent survey that found the 7 to be ... More >>
The Saw Mill, the Bronx River, and parts of the FDR were closed due to flooding this morning thanks to the monsoon that kicked in before dawn. But the West Side Highway, a.k.a. the Joe DiMaggio? Traffic is flowing fine there, thanks in large part because we never built Westway, the crazed mul ... More >>
Daily NewsThe only thing more remarkable than the fact that some bus drivers needed sixty days off to pull themselves together after catching a gob of New York spit from unhinged passengers, is that there are no known recent instances of bus-driver-on-passenger homicides. Any number of killi ... More >>
Democrats are on the rise in New York, says the New York Public Interest Research Group, which released a report with all kinds of interesting political statistics today.
The NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign and Transportation Alternatives have announced their eighth annual Pokey Awards for the city's slowest buses, and the surprise winner is the M42 that lumbers between the Javits Center and First Avenue on 42nd Street. By the sponsors' calculations, the M42 achieves a ... More >>
Albany's such a mess. Now Fred Dicker at the Post reveals that Governor Paterson "secretly solicited five free tickets to last week's World Series opener, in apparent violation of the state ethics law..." But the cover-up, as always, is worse than the crime: A Paterson spokesman claimed the Yankee ... More >>
Bruce Ratner and his Atlantic Yards project are really getting it in the neck this week. Tomorrow an appeal by landholders of the eminent domain seizure of their properties for the sports, shopping, office and residential mega-plan gets going in court. And now Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn, state s ... More >>
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Developers target a legendary neighborhood's last open spaces
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