The Los Angeles Times, citing an official who oversaw the study, reported that researchers considered a congestion fee of $6 to $8 but lowered it to $4 after focus groups objected - a sum the official said was "just enough of a nudge to see sizable benefits." … [Read more...] about As New York City moves closer to congestion pricing, effort in Los Angeles gets another nudge
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But the real estate lobby’s money could prove to be an obstacle. The Real Estate Board of New York’s super political action committee pledged to spend $10 million in 2013, injecting an unprecedented amount of corporate money into neighborhood races. The 10 biggest landlords and developers in New York together donated about $6.5 million to political campaigns between 2013 and 2014, according to a Commercial Observer analysis from 2015. In 2016, ProPublica identified $21 million in real estate donations to New York state candidates and party committees since 2000 ― a staggering demonstration of how industry players secured tax breaks and weakened rent laws. … [Read more...] about 2 Percent Of New York City’s Buildings Emit Half Its CO2 Pollution. They’re Luxury Towers.
"New York City continues to be a great source of diverse, world-class talent—that's what brought Google to the city in 2000 and that's what keeps us here," Porat wrote. "We will have the capacity to more than double the number of Googlers in New York over the next 10 years." … [Read more...] about Google to spend $1 billion on new New York City campus
As he inches closer to an announcement, the mayor has faced opposition and even mockery from some New Yorkers. Late last month, a flier posted on the door of the mayor's favorite gym, the Park Slope YMCA, declared that any patron entering the premises must agree "not to run for President of the United States in 2020 or in any future presidential race." … [Read more...] about Protesters crash New York City mayor’s event at Trump Tower
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