If the ongoing Flint water crisis has taught us anything, it’s that providing clean running water to millions of people is an optional luxury. Wait, that’s not right.
While sitcoms are full of New Yorkers gabbing about therapy, the reality is that many people in the city suffer from mental health issues that go untreated. Health data gathered by city mental health workers shows that one group is overwhelmingly neglected: black New Yorkers.
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and Uber have cut a last minute deal that will prevent the “Uber Cap” legislation, which would have limited the number of cars the company could keep on the street, says the New York Times.
Uber’s famous for using aggressive tactics. Its latest stunt is aimed directly at New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio. The company added a tab to the app to illustrating what would happen if the mayor’s new “Uber cap” bill passes.
1910 was just two years after the first Model T was produced by Ford, and cars were quickly taking over the New York City's streets. It was also the first year NYC began keeping track of traffic deaths. And now, the number of deaths has dipped below that first year.
In 2013, Mayor Bloomberg asked designers to reimagine the city's decrepit pay phones as internet-flinging, ad-spitting future machines. The winners were simply design concepts, never truly destined for reality. Now, the city is moving forward with the plan to retrofit its pay phones, after all.
Speeding cars! Jaywalking! Cyclist... behavior. As part of Mayor de Blasio's Vision Zero plan, which aims to cut traffic deaths to zero, the city just launched an interactive map where you can report any number of complaints about the hazards of street life.