A SoHo community group wants to get rid of a Citi Bike station that they claim ruins the look of their neighborhood.
The SoHo Alliance filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking an injunction that would remove a bike share station at Petrosino Square near Lafayette and Kenmare streets. The group has protested the stand, contending that they pleaded with the Department of Transportation for weeks to... » more
With the MTA lacking a permanent chief since December, transit advocates want lawmakers to confirm the nomination of interim executive director Tom Prendergast to lead the agency.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo in April picked Prendergast to lead the MTA, but the longtime agency official has yet to secure a hearing with the state Senate, which must approve of the nomination. Lawmakers are scheduled to... » more
The city touts its bike share program as a great alternative to typical commuting, so I wanted to test that idea out and give my legs a workout before work.
I couldn't do a full ride from my Brooklyn apartment to amNewYork's office in midtown since the closest Citi Bike station is more than 3 miles from my home so I had to take a subway to the stop.
Once I got to the station at Bridge... » more
The training wheels came off the city's bike share program Sunday.
While Citi Bike was available only for members last week, the program is now open to any New Yorker who wants to ride any of the 6,000 bicycles.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who worked for years with the city's transportation department to get the program up and running, touted its growing popularity during his weekly radio... » more
The A train is coming back to the Rockaways Thursday, and residents throughout the summer will still be able to take the ferry that replaced the train service after superstorm Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday.
The roughly 45-minute, $2 ferry ride from Beach 108th Street and Beach Channel Drive to Pier 11 in lower Manhattan will continue to shuttle Rockaways residents for the... » more
The city lifted the starting gates for its long-awaited bike share program Monday, and there were plenty of Big Apple pedal pushers at the starting line.
After activating the 6,000 bikes at racks scattered throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn Monday, eager members enjoyed the warm Memorial Day weather and said paying the $95 membership fee was worth it.
"It's really awesome,"... » more
The unofficial start of summer will also be the official start of the city's bike share program.
The city Department of Transportation announced Thursday that Citi Bike will start on Memorial Day for the thousands who signed up for annual membership.
All other users can use the 6,000 bikes located in Brooklyn and Manhattan starting June 2.
Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan... » more
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced Wednesday that she and her colleagues will take up a bill that reforms the payment system for muni-meters.
Quinn, who is running for mayor, said too many drivers mistakenly pay for fees, because the meters remain on after the paid parking times end.
"Whether you're doing your laundry or parking your car, you should always get what... » more
As the city works to get its bike share program going by the end of the month, some residents and small businesses are fed up with the rental stations popping up on their streets.
Thursday night, Community Board 2 in Manhattan will host a forum where residents can talk about how the racks being installed by the city Department of Transportation for Citi Bike are grinding their gears.
"They... » more
They say good things come to those who wait, and if Monday's opening registration for the Citi Bike is indication, the bicycle share program might be a huge hit.
More than 3,000 applicants signed up within the first few hours for annual membership for the service, which starts next month.
Many users expressed excitement of becoming a "founding member" on Facebook and Twitter,... » more