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Lawmakers want probe of floodgate failure in Bound Brook

Three Republican legislators from the 23rd district want an independent investigation into flooding in Bound Brook during Tropical Storm Ida after a stuck New Jersey Transit train blocked floodgates from closing. “It’s extremely concerning that the $300 million floodgate system that was put in place to protect Bound Brook from...
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Longer NYC Commutes, Household Crowding Linked To Higher COVID-19 Rates

Longer commute times and crowded apartments came with higher rates of COVID-19 transmission at the height of the pandemic in New York City, according to a recent study from Cornell University. The researchers, whose disciplines merged architecture, public health and engineering, looked at a range of environmental factors that could be tied to the spread of the coronavirus in urban areas and found commutes and crowding had the strongest correlation.
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New York Post

Groups sue FAA to halt NYC’s LaGuardia AirTrain

The Biden administration approved disgraced ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $2.1 billion pet project “AirTrain” between LaGuardia Airport and eastern Queens in July based on a “cherry-picked” environmental review that willfully overlooked possible alternatives, preservation groups and a local block association charged in in court on Monday. Gov. Kathy Hochul is mulling...
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UN General Assembly Brings Road Closures, Gridlock To NYC

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New Yorkers can expect gridlock when the United Nations General Assembly convenes this week. Road closures began Sunday night, affecting mostly the area around the U.N. headquarters. NYPD said to expect closures, detours and checkpoints from 42nd Street to 57th Street and First Avenue to Fifth Avenue. The session starts Tuesday and ends Monday, Sept. 27. World leaders, including President Biden, will attend. Superstar band BTS will also perform at a U.N. event Monday. United Nations General Assembly Street Closures The following roads will be closed at the discretion of the NYPD and Homeland Security:  • 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street....
NEW YORK CITY, NY
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This North Jersey city has the rudest drivers in the Garden State

With jughandles, left lane rule-breakers, traffic circles, horn honking abuse and aggressive Turnpike and Parkway speed racers during rush hour, driving in the Garden State can get frustrating at times. A website that helps consumers compare rates for auto and home insurance says Clifton has the rudest drivers in New...
CLIFTON, NJ
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What to expect from NYC’s annual UN General Assembly traffic nightmare

The United Nations General Assembly is back — and with it, bumper-to-bumper traffic. Bus routes will be disrupted, roads will be closed — sometimes without notice — and Midtown will generally be a gridlock nightmare for drivers all week as the leaders of the world convene on First Avenue between 42nd Street and 48th Street.
NEW YORK CITY, NY
New York Post

NYC prohibits Revel mopeds on Queensboro, Manhattan bridges

Users of Revel’s shared mopeds are no longer permitted to ride over the Queensboro and Manhattan bridges, according to the company and city Department of Transportation. Revel informed its customers of the change late last week, reversing a policy it instituted in July that had allowed riders who racked up more than 25 miles on its mopeds to “unlock” the ability to cross the two bridges.
MANHATTAN, NY

Gov. Hochul Has a Plan to Solve New York’s Bus Driver Nightmare

New York's first woman Governor, Kathy Hochul, has announced a plan to help solve the bus driver nightmare the state has been experiencing. A shortage has caused a huge headache for school districts in the state. A multi-agency team has been put together to put all of the solutions in place. The state is going to begin reaching out to the more than half a million Commercial Driver's License holders here. The plan also includes removing some of the barriers that prevent people from getting their CDL, including expanding testing and enhancing the processes. Gov. Hochul said,
NEW YORK CITY, NY
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Work Set to Start on Sand Street and Wythe Avenue Bike Lanes

Pedal-pushers in northern Brooklyn will soon be safer while cycling the Kings County streets, as the Department of Transportation is planning to improve two notoriously dangerous bike lanes on Wythe Avenue and on Navy Street. DOT approached Community Board 2’s transportation committee last year about improving the one-block stretch of...
BROOKLYN, NY