New York City Storm Preparedness Proposals Introduced In City Council

New York And New Jersey Continue To Recover From Superstorm SandyAfter months of mulling New York City’s response to Superstorm Sandy, lawmakers proposed Wednesday to require backup generators for traffic lights, a system to track everyone in shelters for people with medical problems and other changes in emergency response.

The City Council proposals also include planning for emergency bus and ferry service if subways go down, preparing to run shelters for long-term stays and planning to go door to door to find homebound people who need help. Other measures would call on the city administration to come up with plans to deal with post-storm fuel shortages and to help small businesses bounce back from disasters. Continue reading “New York City Storm Preparedness Proposals Introduced In City Council”

NYC Pedicab Fares Eyed By City Council After Tourists Charged $442 For A Ride

NEW YORK — Even in an era of $500 hotel rooms and $18 cocktails, the $442 that a Texas family paid for a ride in a New York City pedicab has become notorious.

The outrageous fare made headlines in the city’s tabloids over the summer, and since then, officials have been pushing for a simplified pricing structure so tourists don’t get taken for a ride. Continue reading “NYC Pedicab Fares Eyed By City Council After Tourists Charged $442 For A Ride”