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NY legislators support new disability icon

NY legislators support new disability icon

| June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lawmakers in New York are following the lead of the state’s largest city and backing a change to the familiar icon representing the disabled. Instead of a stick figure sitting upright in a wheelchair, which advocates argue portray the disabled as passive, the revamped image shows the figure leaning forward with arms raised as if […]

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New affordable housing plan may tackle NYC parking mandates

New affordable housing plan may tackle NYC parking mandates

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

An argument that public officials and housing advocates in New York City have long made—that parking mandates contribute to the high costs of new housing there—may soon be validated by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new affordable housing plan. Due May 1, the plan will be produced by the mayor’s housing team, which includes Vicki Been, […]

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Survey: New Yorkers say OK to residential parking permits at cost

Survey: New Yorkers say OK to residential parking permits at cost

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chicago, Boston, Denver, and Washington, DC—all have something the nation’s largest city doesn’t: residential parking permits (RPPs). New Yorkers instead take their chances finding spaces on the street, trading their time circling blocks for free public parking, yet they’d swap those circumstances for a permit, even if meant paying for it. That’s the surprising finding […]

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Long Island’s suburban downtowns to get massive overhaul

Long Island’s suburban downtowns to get massive overhaul

| January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

With more than 4,000 acres (roughly 6.5 square miles) of surface parking in and around downtowns throughout Long Island, the region has plenty of asphalt to transform into vibrant city centers. At least that’s what local organization The Rauch Foundation put forward last week when it introduced design concepts that resulted from its Build a […]

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Why a residential parking permit program won’t work in New York

Why a residential parking permit program won’t work in New York

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Manhattanites like to brag that New York does everything just a little bit bigger and better than Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, or Washington, D.C. — except, it seems, when it comes to a residential parking permit (RPP) program. Each of those cities boasts one, while New York has hemmed and hawed before saying “naw” on […]

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Parking fees for Stewart Manor School staff on hold; playground turned into parking lot

Parking fees for Stewart Manor School staff on hold; playground turned into parking lot

| September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

A village in Nassau County, New York has been in the news recently for proposing monthly parking fees of $50 for staff at the local school. This has been opposed by all sections of the community, leading the village board to postpone the decision until officials meet to resolve the issue. Meanwhile, the school has […]

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App takes the pain out of paying high prices at NY parking garages

App takes the pain out of paying high prices at NY parking garages

| August 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Real estate in New York is eye-poppingly expensive. Why, then, should the real estate for New Yorkers’ cars be any different? According to a 2011 study by Colliers International, parking garages in Midtown Manhattan charge $562 a month on average, the highest rates in the country. Downtown Manhattan comes in second at $533, with Boston […]

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Special license plates for NY judges A-OK?

Special license plates for NY judges A-OK?

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

In New York, judges can pay $31.25 extra for license plates that display “SMA,” the acronym for the State Magistrates Association—and there’s nothing wrong with that, wrote the state’s Commission on Judicial Conduct in a 14-page report last week. Already one third of roughly 1,200 city and state judges, as well as 1,832 members of […]

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Smartphone tech: not just for big-city parking

Smartphone tech: not just for big-city parking

| April 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Announcements earlier this month from the nation’s largest city and the more modestly sized Walnut Creek, CA (population 65,211), suggest municipalities of all sizes are getting smarter about their parking meter systems. Bye-bye coins, credit card swipes, parking stickers, and paper receipts… On April 9, the City of New York announced two pilot programs, both […]

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