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Morning Brief: August 6

by Jeff Coltin
Mt. Sinai Medical Center

Mt. Sinai Medical Center, HomieG34, wikimedia

News that a man was hospitalized in New York City’s Mt. Sinai Hospital with ebola-like symptoms played very differently in the city’s various newspapers.

Morning Brief: August 6

by Jeff Coltin
Mt. Sinai Medical Center

Mt. Sinai Medical Center, HomieG34, wikimedia

News that a man was hospitalized in New York City’s Mt. Sinai Hospital with ebola-like symptoms played very differently in the city’s various newspapers.

Morning Brief: August 5

by Jeff Coltin
Vision Zero Press Conference

Catherine Yang, Epoch Times

New York’s pedestrian safety initiatives are becoming more visible.  Fourteen more major streets’ speed limits are being dropped from 30 to 25 mph over the next few months.  Jerome Ave in the Bronx just dropped down to 25 yesterday, and WFUV was there to cover it.

Morning Brief: August 4

by Jeff Coltin
Fresh Kills Park

Kristine Paulus, flickr

Is New York’s future on the water?  AM New York’s published a list of five projects that would change New York City, and some of the most exciting ones are on the city’s miles of waterfront [Like Fresh Kills Park, above].  Much of the Hudson coastline has been revitalized by development, is the East River next?

 

WEATHER

Officials Say Staten Island Water Tunnel Project is Almost Ready

by Associated Press
New York Harbor.

Loren Javier, Flickr

A Staten Island water tunnel project that had been delayed almost 18 months by damage caused by Superstorm Sandy will be completed in the fall.

   Officials said Thursday that construction to the Staten Island Siphon, which resumed in April, is more than halfway done.

   The tunnel will connect Staten Island and Brooklyn under the New York Harbor, and allow the removal of two existing water mains that are nearly a century old.

Morning Brief: July 28

by Jeff Coltin
Citi Bikes

Phil Roemer, flickr

That rumor mill wheel keeps turning for Citi Bike.  But the Times reports that the bike share system is reaching a deal for a new operator, and that could mean expansion into Queens, north in Manhattan, and east in Brooklyn.  Bronx biking will be but a dream for even longer.

WEATHER

Ride Sharing App Launches in NYC

by Associated Press
Lyft car.

Alfredo Mendez, flickr

The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft says it is starting limited service in New York City after reaching agreement with state and city officials to resolve regulatory issues.
 
New York's attorney general and Department of Financial Services say the company agreed to operate "in full compliance" with existing laws and regulations, and that it will start its city service Friday night with commercial drivers only.
 
Lyft also says it will suspend operations in Buffalo and Rochester Aug.

Bronx Museum Celebrates Immigrants

by Rebecca Lewis
Dr. Annecy Baez in front of Sarah Sze's Triple Point (Planetarium)

Rebecca Lewis, WFUV

Dr. Annecy Baez was born in the Dominican Republic, but grew up in a mostly Jewish neighborhood in the Bronx during the 1970s. She said she liked hearing the stories of the people she lived with and even took a Jewish literature class in high school, which she loved. But she said she couldn't find stories that she could connect to.

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