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Citi Bike Workers Join Transport Workers Union Local 100 in an Effort to Seek Better Wages

The union for bus and subway workers in New York City, Transport Workers Union Local 100, secured the right to represent employees of the CIti Bike program. The union has developed enough support within the ranks of Citi Bike workers that the program’s operators chose to accept the union’s representation instead of forcing a vote […]

Staten Island Boy Scarred by Faulty T-Ball Bat – Father Sue

A Staten Island father has filed a $4.5 million lawsuit against Franklin Sports, Inc. after its Adjust-A-Hit T-ball set shattered with his 5-year-old son and his brother was playing with the toy in their home. When the boy’s brother swung the bat, a chunk of the toy snapped off and shot into the boy’s face, […]

Mayor de Blasio Urged to Create 200,000 New Union Jobs

Elected officials saluting workers head of this year’s Labor Day Parade called on Mayor de Blasio to put a union stamp on his plan to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next decade. “As we create 200,000 units of affordable housing, we [also] need to create 200,000 new union jobs,” Assemblyman […]

Governor Cuomo Lowers New York City Speed Limit to 25 Mph

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law on August 9 mandating that the citywide speed limit be lowered to 25 mph. The previous speed limit was 30 mph but community activists and Albany legislation continued to propose lowering the limit to reduce pedestrian fatalities. The bill is part of Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero […]

Shattered Glass Rains Down From Midtown High Rise, Injuring Pedestrians

Last week, three pedestrians were injured following a reported burst out the 18th floor of a Midtown Manhattan high rise. Someone working inside the building fell into the window and the window popped out and fell to the street, according to a 1010WINS. The stretch of 57th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenue was temporarily […]

NYPIRG Applauds NYC Comptroller Stringer’s “Claimstat” Initiative

NYPIRG applauds New York City Comptroller Scott Stinger for proposing a data driven risk management initiative to identify ways to prevent deaths and injuries in New York City and thereby reduce payouts. “Governments should practice the Hippocratic principle and its corollary: First do no harm and then figure out ways to minimize injuries, deaths and […]

Mayor Bill de Blasio Signs Package of Life-Saving Traffic Safety Bills

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 – 08:30 Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed new bills that will enhance safety efforts by the DOT, NYPD, and TLC and further administration’s goal of eliminating traffic fatalities. The Mayor visited the site of a newly redesigned intersection in Queens to sign a package of vital legislation that will […]

Bill to Reduce Speed Limit to 25 mph in NYC Gains Favor

The proposal to lower the New York City speed limit to 25 mph gained some favor last Tuesday. A bill in the State Senate won the support of the Mayor de Blasio administration and some traffic safety advocates. If the bill is passed, this could be the most significant change yet under Bill de Blasio’s […]

There Have Been 100 Traffic Fatalities in NYC in 2014

As of March 19th, 2014, there were 45 traffic deaths that occurred in NYC this year alone. Now, about 10 weeks later, there have been 100 traffic fatalities. 49 of those deaths have been pedestrians. Out of those, at least 23 were  killed while crossing the street, while 6 were killed after being struck by […]