Tag Archives: safety

Pedicab Regulations hit the UWS

Posted on 23. Nov, 2009 by .


No license, no rides. Effective this weekend, the city’s pedicabs, or tricycles had to submit licensing applications and forms to the Department of Consumer Affairs and will now face city regulation.

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Cyclists and the City II

Posted on 02. Nov, 2009 by .


So I’m hoping you’ll remember my post about protected bike lanes on the Upper West Side.  At the time, the news was still fresh and hadn’t had time to simmer in people’s minds.  This week, I followed up on the original story, and heard some opinions from cyclists and UWS residents: Melba Nunez, 48, is […]

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Security Theatre

Posted on 16. Oct, 2009 by .


The New York City Police Department started searching subway passengers’ bags in 2005 after the terrorist attack in London’s subways. The searches are constitutional, but do they make us safer?

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New arrivals and exodus in Hispanic Corona

Posted on 13. Sep, 2009 by .


Hispanic Corona’s demographics are changing rapidly. Historically an Italian, Colombian and Dominican neighborhood, it now hosts large communities of Ecuadorians, Mexicans, and Guatemalans. “La Chola”, “Antojitos Colombianos Bakery” and other signs in Spanish set the scene. It smells like tacos and rubbish, depending what street you’re on. Despite the economic downturn and the lack of […]

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