Linda Schmidt, Fox5NY

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Past articles by Linda:

New Yorkers spend equivalent of 10 days a year stuck in traffic, study finds

Drivers are traveling at an average of just 12 miles per hour during peak travel times around New York City. → Read More

NYC: one billion dollars in unpaid water bills

The city is sounding the alarm over one billion dollars in unpaid water bills. → Read More

DOJ sues to block JetBlue and Spirit Airlines merger

The Justice Department said the merger would result in higher air fares for consumers. → Read More

Manhattan rental prices fall, but deals still hard to find

A new report lists the five neighborhoods where New Yorkers looking to save money can get the best deals on rent. → Read More

‘Take It Down:’ A new tool for teens to remove explicit pictures, videos

A new online tool is giving teens the power to take down explicit images or videos. It's called "Take It Down." → Read More

Travel nightmares continue at JFK after terminal suffers power outage

Terminal 1 remained closed Friday after a fire early Thursday morning caused a power outage. → Read More

New high rises in Penn Station area are on hold

A project that could reshape the Midtown Manhattan skyline around Penn Station is apparently in jeopardy. → Read More

Will Madison Square Garden move?

There is pressure to force Madison Square Garden to move to keep its permit to operate. → Read More

2 students, guard shot outside Brooklyn school

Two students and a security guard were shot outside a charter school in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

Big tech job cuts will hit NYC

Big tech is reducing its workforce which ballooned during the pandemic. → Read More

Concerns about Broadway as 10 shows set to close

Tourism is not back to pre-pandemic levels and some experts say Broadway is continuing to take a hit. → Read More

NYPD wants to see video from your Ring cameras

More crimes are being caught on camera nowadays, thanks in part to more people using video surveillance systems, such as Amazon's Ring doorbell cameras. The NYPD is capitalizing on this and launching a partnership with Ring, allowing users to share video footage with police. → Read More

Not Again: Subway crime in 2022 looks a lot like the 1980s

A recent spike in subway crime has a lot of straphangers and elected officials sounding the way people did in the 1980s as the city battled a similar rise in crime. → Read More

Shopping wasteland on Manhattan's Upper East Side

The area around 59th St. and Lexington Ave. on Manhattan's Upper East Side has turned into a shopping wasteland. → Read More

Iranian in U.S. support protests in Iran

Protests over the death of Mahsa Amini have spread across at least 46 cities, towns, and villages in Iran. → Read More

Russ & Daughters Cafe reopens

Russ and Daughters Cafe on Manhattan's Lower East Side has reopened to indoor dining. → Read More

Subway assault victim says no one helped her

A subway commuter says an "unstable madman" attacked her in front of witnesses but nobody stepped in to help her. → Read More

What do popular books at New York City's libraries reflect?

Reading and talking about books is a good way for people to stay connected, especially when they're stuck at home. The Brooklyn Public Library's Fritzi Bodenheimer said about half of the most popular books readers borrowed provide plenty of escape. But many others deal with racial issues. → Read More

Amid rising crime, mayor and police commissioner tout overall progress

In the waning weeks of their respective tenures, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Dermot Shea held their final monthly briefing on crime statistics. Although crime was up last month compared to a year ago, de Blasio and Shea pointed to progress made in recent years. → Read More

NYC vaccine mandate includes children as young as 5

Children as young as 5 years old will be required to get vaccines in New York City to enter restaurants and other indoor venues. → Read More