NYC SUBWAY SYSTEM GOING UP IN FLAMES

It looks like the MTA’s $836 million plan to stop the dangerous subway fires that have plagued the system has yet to pay off, as the number of blazes has actually increased over the past year. The Subway Action Plan was enacted on July 25, 2017 after a surge of fires injured dozens of riders and trapped others inside sealed … Read More

MTA MISMANAGEMENT FORCES RIDERS TO HIT THE STREETS

It looks like pathetic on-time rates and deplorable customer service aren’t enough to stop the MTA from implementing its seventh fare hike in ten years. The LIRR confirmed that, as scheduled, commuters will see increases of 4% tacked onto their already-high commuting costs in early 2019. Due to declining ridership, the LIRR is taking in less money than anticipated, and … Read More

MILLENNIALS’ STRUGGLE COULD SPELL DISASTER FOR LONG ISLAND ECONOMY

Long Island’s high cost of living is forcing millennials to remain in their parents’ households later into adulthood than their counterparts in 1970, a new study found, posing a major threat to Long Island’s economy. The Long Island Association reports that less than 21 percent of young adults ages 25 to 34 owned their own homes in 2016, down 47 … Read More

Join the Fight to Reclaim New York on #GivingTuesday

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, all across New York, citizens are asking: How can we create a better future for New York? While politicians are ignoring their concerns, Reclaim New York is taking action. We’re not only shedding light on those concerns, but we’re uniting New Yorkers from all backgrounds to solve our state’s most pressing problems. Reclaim is fighting for … Read More

Left & Right Unite: We Should Not Hand Over 1% of The Entire State Budget to Amazon

New York State is offering $1.7 billion worth of incentives to entice Amazon to locate its second corporate headquarters in Long Island City. While New York City is kicking in an additional $1.2 billion worth of corporate giveaways. The tech giant’s memorandum of understanding (MOU) shows that the Empire State has offered $505 million in capital grant funds and up … Read More

PARTISAN POLITICAL AGENDAS BLOCK CHANGE IN HEMPSTEAD

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It seems Hempstead residents’ optimism for a less partisan, more transparent government was premature, as bipartisanship still appears to be “dead” in the nation’s largest township. After Laura Gillen was elected as the first Democratic supervisor in the Town of Hempstead in over 100 years, a wave of hope washed over residents for a fairer and more responsive government. Shortly … Read More

COMMUTERS FIGHT BACK: LIRR LAWSUIT PICKS UP SPEED

Two commuters are suing the Long Island Rail Road on behalf of all train passengers who suffered during the so-called “Summer of Hell,” when passengers endured daily rush-hour delays, cancellations, and dangerous overcrowding. Fred Lee of Uniondale and Meredith Jacobs of Wantagh filed the lawsuit last June after they say the LIRR failed to provide passengers “with any semblance of … Read More

FAILING NY FILM HUB IS BREAKING LAWS LIKE THE FELONS WHO BUILT IT

The men who designed and built DeWitt’s $14.4 million Central New York Film Hub are now convicted felons. Still, state officials refuse to disclose the under-performing studio’s financial reports to the taxpayers who funded it. Fort Schuyler Management Corp., the state-controlled nonprofit that owned the hub until this past May, reportedly denied a Freedom of Information Law request for unredacted … Read More

CORRUPTION BURNS… AND LEAVES A NASTY SCAR, TOO

Ramapo residents are paying the price for a crime they did not commit as the town once again considers selling preserved land and residential homes. An audit of town finances discovered that Ramapo has amassed a debt of $8 million, much of which was incurred during former Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence’s rocky tenure. St. Lawrence was convicted of 20 corruption-related … Read More

MTA’S LATEST UNDERGROUND PROJECT IS LIKE PUTTING LIPSTICK ON A PIG

The MTA has proven time and time again they can’t be trusted to spend taxpayer dollars wisely or efficiently. Their $30 million backsplash project is yet another example of mismanagement and wastefulness. Rather than allocating the money to desperately needed subway repairs, the MTA opted to stripe two city tunnels in the state’s blue-and-gold color scheme. That’s right – the … Read More