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 ...
Christine Quinn’s plan to help small businesses by reducing paperwork.
Galapagos art space’s new payment plan for art lovers.
Last week we reported that environmentalists and consumer advocates are at odds over a clean-energy provision in the House stimulus bill. Basically, it would make billions of dollars of grants available only to those states which "decouple" their utilities.
Decoupling guarantees utilities a certain level of revenue, regardless of how much product they sell. Environmentalists like decoupling because it removes the incentive to sell more gas or electric (and pollute more). Or, as the Wall Street Journal puts it in today's paper, "Less Demand, Same Great Revenue" - which is exactly what consumer advocates don't like. Why should ratepayers pay (a little bit) more for fewer kilowatts?
To build support for his plan to fund the MTA, commission chair Richard Ravitch has been riding the rails with Albany lawmakers. WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports.
REPORTER: Governor Paterson has given the legislature until the end of the month to decide whether to approve the Ravitch Commission's recommendations. The Governor has ...
2009 looks bad. 2010 looks worse.
If you want to take advantage of low interest rates and refinance your home, you may have a hard time getting a mortgage broker to give you a deal.
REPORTER: Brokers say banks that they used to work with are now turning away their business. John Bach is a broker in ...
The bright spots in the New York economy.
The stimulus package contains billions of dollars in grants for solar and wind power projects. But a provision in the bill to increase energy efficiency has sparked a fight between environmentalists and utilities on one side, and consumer advocates and regulators on the other. WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports.
REPORTER: In most ...
Why the number of mortgage brokers is shrinking dramatically.
Business leaders on the future of New York City.
City and state compete for stimulus money.
New York officials are reviewing the rules on natural gas drilling. The industry could pump billions of dollars into the upstate economy. But an incident in Pennsylvania illustrates the risks. WNYC's Ilya Marritz explains.
REPORTER: People with experience in gas drilling say it's all about expecting the unexpected. On New Year's ...
Mayor Bloomberg outlines his fiscal ’10 budget.
Brooklyn merchants say no one is buying…and that makes work boring.
Tax cuts are about a quarter of the proposed stimulus. Will they work?