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7 Reasons Recycling Isn’t Working in New York City

7 Reasons Recycling Isn’t Working in New York City

New York recycles only about a fifth of its trash, lagging behind other major cities and slowing its quest to reduce waste.
Andy Byford’s Work Is Not Done

Andy Byford’s Work Is Not Done

Now it’s up to Governor Cuomo to build on the departing subway chief’s impressive progress.
The $119 Billion Sea Wall That Could Defend New York … or Not

The $119 Billion Sea Wall That Could Defend New York … or Not

A six-mile-long barrier would help protect the city from floodwaters during fierce storms like Sandy, but critics say rising seas make the option inadequate.
Under Pressure, Grubhub Changes Its Ordering System

Under Pressure, Grubhub Changes Its Ordering System

Responding to criticism that it was cutting into restaurant profits, the food-delivery giant said it was making a change to stop charging fees for calls that do not end with an order.
Under Pressure, Grubhub Changes Its Ordering System

Under Pressure, Grubhub Changes Its Ordering System

Responding to criticism that it was cutting into restaurant profits, the food-delivery giant said it was making a change to stop charging fees for calls that do not end with an order.
Evictions Are Down in New York. Thank the Voters.

Evictions Are Down in New York. Thank the Voters.

The rent protections passed by the newly Democratic State Senate are working.
A $750,000 Taxi Medallion, a Driver’s Suicide and a Brother’s Guilt

A $750,000 Taxi Medallion, a Driver’s Suicide and a Brother’s Guilt

After the cabdriver Kenny Chow died by suicide, his brother carried his legacy — and then, a creeping fear that he was to blame.
Facing Homeless Crisis, New York Aims for 1,000 New Apartments a Year

Facing Homeless Crisis, New York Aims for 1,000 New Apartments a Year

A law would mandate that affordable-housing projects built with city assistance must have 15 percent of the apartments reserved for the homeless.
Real Estate Thought It Was Invincible in New York. It Wasn’t.

Real Estate Thought It Was Invincible in New York. It Wasn’t.

How the industry that ruled the city plans to rebound after a rough year.
After Deaths, Ban on Flavored Vapes to Be Passed by New York City

After Deaths, Ban on Flavored Vapes to Be Passed by New York City

Nearly 50 people have died in recent months in the United States from vaping-related respiratory illnesses.
Could New York City Eliminate Free Street Parking?

Could New York City Eliminate Free Street Parking?

Car culture has already been changed by bike and bus lanes. A transportation panel in Manhattan has floated the idea of eliminating free street parking entirely.
New York’s Jails Are Failing. Is the Answer 3,600 Miles Away?

New York’s Jails Are Failing. Is the Answer 3,600 Miles Away?

City officials are looking to Norway, whose correctional system is a radical departure from cold, harsh American prisons.
New York’s Jails Are Failing. Is the Answer 3,600 Miles Away?

New York’s Jails Are Failing. Is the Answer 3,600 Miles Away?

City officials are looking to Norway, whose correctional system is a radical departure from cold, harsh American prisons.
New York’s Jails Are Failing. Is the Answer 3,600 Miles Away?

New York’s Jails Are Failing. Is the Answer 3,600 Miles Away?

City officials are looking to Norway, whose correctional system is a radical departure from cold, harsh American prisons.
‘Mistreated, Intimidated and Underpaid’: City Council Workers Rebel

‘Mistreated, Intimidated and Underpaid’: City Council Workers Rebel

Dozens of New York City Council employees write an open letter demanding sweeping changes that better protect their well-being and safety.
New York City Council Calls for Grubhub to Refund Restaurants

New York City Council Calls for Grubhub to Refund Restaurants

More than 30 members of the Council sent a letter to Grubhub criticizing it for charging restaurant owners for phone calls that never led to orders.
New York City Council Calls for Grubhub to Refund Restaurants

New York City Council Calls for Grubhub to Refund Restaurants

More than 30 members of the Council sent a letter to Grubhub criticizing it for charging restaurant owners for phone calls that never led to orders.
Foie Gras, Served in 1,000 Restaurants in New York City, Is Banned

Foie Gras, Served in 1,000 Restaurants in New York City, Is Banned

Animal cruelty concerns led the City Council to approve the ban, which takes effect in 2022. One chef’s reaction: “What’s next? No more veal?”
Why 250 Miles of Bike Lanes Are Being Built

Why 250 Miles of Bike Lanes Are Being Built

Tuesday: The mayor and the City Council have agreed on a bill after a spate of cyclist deaths.
After Spike in Deaths, New York to Get 250 Miles of Protected Bike Lanes

After Spike in Deaths, New York to Get 250 Miles of Protected Bike Lanes

The city will build the lanes as part of a $1.7 billion street safety plan to be adopted by Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council.