DOT Commissioner Dodges ‘Speedgate’ Questions

The amNewYork cover after Bill de Blasio's traffic safety announcement this week.
The amNewYork cover after Bill de Blasio’s traffic safety announcement this week.

She may have partnered with Bill de Blasio to launch his ambitious “Vision Zero” plan to reduce traffic speeds and pedestrian fatalities, but don’t except Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg to slam the mayor on his recent traffic violations controversyContinue reading “DOT Commissioner Dodges ‘Speedgate’ Questions”

Bill de Blasio Tackles Potholes

Bill de Blasio fixing a pothole earlier today. (Photo: Twitter/NYC Mayor's Office)
Bill de Blasio fixing a pothole earlier today. (Photo: Twitter/NYC Mayor’s Office)

Bill de Blasio, pummeled by a seemingly endless series of winter snowstorms, is moving on to address one of the lasting effects from the storms: potholes.

In an announcement today in Queens, the new mayor unveiled new funding and a “comprehensive plan to battle potholes” in the face of the infrastructure damage.  Continue reading “Bill de Blasio Tackles Potholes”

City Unveils New ‘Welcome’ Signs With de Blasio’s Name

A new "Welcome to Manhattan" sign.
A new “Welcome to Manhattan” sign on the Brooklyn Bridge.

He’s already put his stamp on City Hall and on nyc.gov; now Mayor Bill de Blasio’s name is being added to street signs across the city.

The Department of Transportation last week began updating the “welcome” signs that greet drivers as they travel between the city’s five boroughs, replacing the old mayor and borough presidents’ names, which appear in white letters, with their newly-elected replacements. Continue reading “City Unveils New ‘Welcome’ Signs With de Blasio’s Name”