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The West Side Needs a Study for Ferry Service

The West Side Needs a Study for Ferry Service

BY JEFFREY C. LeFRANCOIS | When Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his plan for a citywide ferry network in 2014, transit advocates were ecstatic — until we saw that the proposed routes ignored the West Side of Manhattan.  The routes were informed by a 2013 study that only reviewed the World Trade Center, Christopher St., […]

Talking Point: What Would Jane Do? Show the L Shutdown Study!

Talking Point: What Would Jane Do? Show the L Shutdown Study!

NOTE: Since publication of this Talking Point on the web and in print, new data has been released (click on the link, then access Feb. 22’s “14th Street Corridor Traffic Analysis Memo” and “14th Street Traffic Memo Appendices”). BY DAVID R. MARCUS | How ironic to be in 2018, once again embroiled with the city — […]

Why Downtown Should Back Congestion Pricing

Why Downtown Should Back Congestion Pricing

BY CHARLES KOMANOFF | Early last fall, Governor Cuomo’s “Fix NYC” task force chose my intricate Balanced Transportation Analyzer, or BTA, spreadsheet model as its analytical tool to figure out which vehicle tolls and surcharges could best fulfill the governor’s pledge to implement congestion pricing in New York City. Congestion pricing — tolls to drive […]

Inside the Adolescent Brain

Inside the Adolescent Brain

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Dina Temple-Raston had a strange job. After any terrorist attack anywhere in the world, she’d fly out. She was National Public Radio’s terrorism gal. But after 10 years, she says, “It got a little wearing.” On each assignment, she’d meet alleged terrorists or convicted terrorists, and try to get their story. […]

Subway Resolutions That Travel Well

Subway Resolutions That Travel Well

BY LENORE SKENAZY | As the new year kicks in, New Yorkers look mindfully inward and recognize, with much soul-searching, the truth: The train is never coming. Got that? Never ever ever ever. It will never come. You will never get to work on time, never meet your friend at the time and place you promised, never get home before your dinner is not […]

Chelsea Daily News is a Sham Source with Stolen Content from Chelsea Now

Chelsea Daily News is a Sham Source with Stolen Content from Chelsea Now

That’s right, dear reader. Don’t waste your time on the web visiting Chelsea Daily News. Just go straight to the source; that is to say, the source of all its stolen content: chelseanow.com, the website version of the weekly newspaper serving Manhattan’s Chelsea, Hudson Yards, and Hell’s Kitchen neighborhoods. Shame on you, Chelsea Daily News […]

High Line Hates Artists, But Court Rules for Us

High Line Hates Artists, But Court Rules for Us

BY ROBERT LEDERMAN | The High Line prides itself on being one of New York City’s most important art venues. It even has a paid full-time art curator. Unfortunately, the High Line hates artists. When The High Line opened in 2009, one of the first things its operators did was to have two street artists […]

Chelsea Daily News is a Sham Source with Stolen Content from Chelsea Now

Chelsea Daily News is a Sham Source with Stolen Content from Chelsea Now

That’s right, dear reader. Don’t waste your time on the web visiting Chelsea Daily News. Just go straight to the source; that is to say, the source of all its stolen content: chelseanow.com, the website version of the weekly newspaper serving Manhattan’s Chelsea, Hudson Yards, and Hell’s Kitchen neighborhoods. Shame on you, Chelsea Daily News […]

Barely Real Threats Can Really Get to Us

Barely Real Threats Can Really Get to Us

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Until the advent of photography, every time you witnessed something scary, it was in your neighborhood. A tiger sighting? Better watch out. Guy with a spear? Avoid. Your cousin dropped dead after eating a particular mushroom? Let’s not put those in the salad. But today, explained Margee Kerr, author of “Scream: […]

Making Sense of the Senses

Making Sense of the Senses

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Birds do it, bees do it — but we don’t. See exceptionally well, that is. When bees look at a flower, they see it almost as a neon sign pointing “This way to the nectar!” The petals that look so pretty to us are dark to a bee, while the nectar-and-pollen gathering […]