The success of Vision Zero is in the hands of the city’s pedestrians and drivers, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
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With 11 people, including seven pedestrians, killed in traffic accidents in just the first two weeks of the New Year, Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling a stop to what he calls an epidemic.
While a bill that would regulate the number of mobile street vendors still sits in the state Senate, businesses remain frustrated as they continue to battle to keep their customers. For the past few years, businesses said they have seen mobile street vendors growing to a point where pedestrians can find a handful on one [...]
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced a deal to reduce restaurant fines that may make the grade with owners. The City Council and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) said the joint agreement will reduce fines generated by violations of the city’s inspection system by $10 million per year. “Restaurant letter grading was [...]
Bellerose residents say they live in a forgotten land when it comes to the city’s efforts to eliminate mosquitoes. “You can’t go outside. You can’t make it from your car to your front door,” said Maria Donza. The bloodsuckers are keeping residents on house arrest and even alert indoors, said Donza, who added she sits [...]
A little known law may be keeping some Queens day care centers from operating legally, The Courier has learned. Permits from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), a certificate of occupancy from the Department of Buildings and a fire inspection pass are needed for city child care providers who fall under certain categories. [...]
Homes that withstood Sandy’s rushing water and brutal winds may now be susceptible to another hazard — mold. According to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) flood-damaged homes may have already seen extensive mold growth located under floor tiles, wallpaper and carpeting. The Department of Buildings (DOB) has plans to raze roughly 200 [...]
Though Plan B, also known as the “morning-after” pill, has been dispensed at select New York City high schools since January 2011, its availability was not widely reported until recently. The pilot program, which also provides birth control to students, started with five schools then expanded to nine more at the start of the 2011-2012 [...]
TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Partly cloudy. High of 84. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 73. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT of the DAY: First Fridays, Summer in the Garden The Noguchi Museum continues its [...]
Is it the new Prohibition? Queens business owners are against Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban of large sweetened beverages, reasoning that it would put a cap on their rights and water down sales. Proprietors told Councilmember Julissa Ferreras this as she scanned four businesses near her East Elmhurst office, engaging them about the ban’s potential [...]