Jim O'Grady appears in the following:
Friday, February 07, 2014
Drivers are no doubt toasting Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal to lower tolls on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from $6 to $5.50 per round trip for E-Z Pass users. But it's also the latest move by Cuomo to take money from mass transit.
Monday, February 03, 2014
Brooklyn car mechanic Dominick Arlistico's plan for Super Bowl XLVIII was simple: get as close to the game as he could and then miss it.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Hear how legendary football coaches have used their oratorical powers to goad their teams to glory.
Monday, January 27, 2014
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been drawing negative headlines and scrutiny because of recent performance problems, including last Thursday's evening rush hour power failure and last December's fatal derailment. But that's not all.
Friday, January 24, 2014
The MTA's latest pot of Sandy relief and recovery aid comes to $886 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The majority of it — $535 million — will be used to repair flood damage to under-river subway tubes used by the R, G and 7 trains.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Bill de Blasio isn't the first strikingly tall liberal whom New Yorkers have elected to succeed a three-term mayor. So what lessons can de Blasio learn from the mayoralty of John Lindsay?
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Governor Cuomo used his State of the State speech on Wednesday to express support for an MTA plan to send Metro-North trains through neighborhoods in the East Bronx.
Monday, January 06, 2014
Economically speaking, Grasmere's plainness is part of its appeal. More than 60 percent of Grasmere residents have arrived since 2000. Many of the newcomers are immigrant families who either aspire to the middle class or have newly reached it. They don't need fancy. They need relatively cheap.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
The city’s new commissioner of the Department of Transportation is Polly Trottenberg, whom Mayor-elect de Blasio called "a true and patriotic New Yorker" while announcing her appointment at a press conference on Tuesday.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The MTA is speeding up its plan to install an advanced safety technology on its commuter rail lines. But there's no magic bullet when it comes to preventing train crashes.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The Yankees and the British soccer team Manchester City are in talks with the city to bring a 28,000-seat soccer stadium to the Bronx in exchange for tax breaks. WNYC reporter, Jim O'Grady, explains what kind of deal the Yankees and Manchester City are hoping to get, and why it includes a bailout for a bankrupt parking garage.
Monday, December 16, 2013
More than 13 months after Storm Sandy flooded South Ferry subway station with 14 million gallons of contaminated water, the MTA has come up with a plan to repair it. But straphangers shouldn't expect to use the station until late 2016 at the earliest.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The city is working on a deal to use tax-exempt bonds and other subsidies to build a soccer stadium. The agreement would bail out the bankrupt company that owns 11 parking garages and lots serving Yankee Stadium - garages originally built with hundreds of millions of dollars in government subsidies.
Monday, December 09, 2013
Here's a cool map. It shows the transit systems of New York and New Jersey as they link to each other beneath the Hudson River.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo isn't getting behind a new push to change the city's tolling system. At least for now.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Citi Bike will not be growing any time soon. Six months after the launch of the popular bike sharing program, the New York City Department of Transportation isn't saying when a promised expansion into parts of Brooklyn and Queens will happen.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Select Bus Service debuted in Brooklyn today. But the B 44's roll-out had some kinks.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
SUNY spokesman David Doyle said Long Island College Hospital turned away ambulances Wednesday night because of "a shortage of medical specialists." But he said the hospital expects to resume accepting ambulances and admitting new patients tomorrow.
Monday, November 04, 2013
If New York voters approve the casino ballot initiative, what kind of revenue might it generate? And what impact could there be on local businesses?