Bipartisanship was on display this morning at the White House. With his former opponent, Senator John McCain at his side, President Obama signed a memorandum changing the way government buys goods and services. The administration says new oversight and more competitive bidding will save the taxpayers $40 billion a year.
How the government plans to help homeowners in trouble.
How the financial media failed to predict the meltdown.
Mayor Bloomberg announced today that the city will close two sections of Broadway to vehicle traffic starting this spring. Already, the plan has supporters and opponents. Truck driver Telly Davis was delivering props to a theater on 45th street today. He says losing five blocks of Broadway will make his job tougher.
'Why do I want to sit in traffic longer than I have to just to get down the street. I mean it's already crowded down here people have stopped looking at the light, enough's enough!'
But tourist Iris Cohen likes the planned pedestrian zones. She says they've already been a big success in her native Israel.
'We have many of them and people prefer to go on boardwalk or this closed street and kids they can go with parents, I think it's great.'
WNYC’s Cindy Rodriguez reports on federal stimulus money to boost New York City’s food stamp program.
Doctors, teachers and city employees plan to protest outside the health department in lower Manhattan this hour. They're demanding the Bloomberg administration keep its free dental program for public school students, slated to end by June 30 due to budget cuts.
Barry Liebowitz, president of the Doctors Council union, says many ...
The MTA is changing its calculation for how frequently some weekend subway lines will run, but the agency says even though the move will save money, it's not really a service cut. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.
REPORTER: The cash-strapped transit agency says it can save $4.4 million by running letter ...
The MTA is changing its calculation for how frequently some weekend subway lines will run. But the agency says even though the move will save money, it's not really a service cut. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.
The cash-strapped transit agency says it can save $4.4 million by running letter trains ...
What the bankruptcy of a jewelry chain says about the retail climate.
Members of the board of the MTA are en route to Albany this morning to meet with lawmakers. MTA Chairman Dale Hemmerdinger is stepping up his efforts to get new revenue streams approved by the legislature.
HEMMERDINGER: They have to pass the Ravitch plan or something equal by the end of ...
New Jersey will get over a billion dollars of federal stimulus money to improve its highways and railways. That's according to Senator Frank Lautenberg, who wants to give priority to repairing decrepit infrastructure.
LAUTENBERG: We have so many deficient bridges and facilities that that's gotta be the first order of business.
The flagging fortunes of of a hedge fund capital.
As time runs out to avoid drastic service cuts to subways and buses, a leading lawmaker is telling WNYC he's confident the state will rescue the MTA in time. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.
REPORTER: Last year, Westchester Assemblyman Richard Brodsky was one of the most vocal opponents of congestion pricing, ...
Fashion week in the recession.
New Jersey entertainment destinations are in trouble.
How the states learned to love lotteries.
The speed limit on city streets is 30 miles an hour. But you wouldn’t know it watching the cars zoom down Webster Avenue in the Bronx or East Houston Street in Manhattan. A study out today finds 39 percent of drivers regularly speed on certain problem streets, and pedestrians and ...
A new study of traffic has found there's rampant speeding at some of the most dangerous intersections in the city.
Transportation Alternatives measured the speed of passing cars at thirteen stretches of road, like Hylan Boulevard in Staten Island.
They found some vehicles moving as fast as 60mph in 30mph zones. The ...