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Past articles by Andrew:

Surge in NYC Subway Crime Sets City on Edge: Breaking Down the Numbers

Every day it seems there’s another violent attack on a subway or bus in New York City, a crime wave that has set many residents on edge — and one that has occurred despite Mayor Eric Adams’ pledge to crack down and flood transit with police officers. → Read More

Jacob Riis Houses Residents File Lawsuit Against NYCHA Over Arsenic Water Scare

A number of Jacob Riis Houses tenants have filed a lawsuit against NYCHA over the arsenic water scare. → Read More

COVID Mask Mandate for Mass Transit to Finally End in New York, Sources Say

Governor Kathy Hochul is ending the COVID mandate requiring masks on public transit -- and getting an omicron booster, too. → Read More

See It: Video Shows Suspected Brooklyn Subway Shooter Entering Station Before Attack

Video from Kings Highway shows suspected Brooklyn subway shooter Frank James enter an N train station hours before the Sunset Park attack. → Read More

A Look Inside the New East Side Access Terminal ‘Grand Central Madison'

The East Side Access project terminal will allow LIRR riders to have shorter commutes. Here's an exclusive look. → Read More

‘I Am Unfraid:' Adams Excuses NYC Athletes, Performers From Vaccine Mandate Amid Backlash

The private sector vaccine mandate stands, while Eric Adams wants to lift the COVID rule for the Mets, Yankees, Kyrie Irving and others. → Read More

NYC's Unvaccinated Workforce Faces Termination Today Without Proof of Shots

Police, firefighters, and other New York City employees have run out of time to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and they will likely face termination on Friday... → Read More

NYC Expands Vaccine Mandate to All Private-Sector Workers

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the expansion Monday amid yet another COVID surge driving case rates up across the five boroughs. → Read More

NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams Makes Run for Governor Official

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams confirmed Tuesday he is running for governor of New York. The New York City Democrat filed paperwork in September to consider a... → Read More

Top Aide to NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Resigns Amid Calls for His Removal

DeRosa has long been one of Cuomo’s biggest champions, a steady presence next to him at his COVID-19 press conferences, and is known for fighting on Cuomo’s behalf behind the scenes. → Read More

‘I'm Not Going to Resign:' Apologetic Cuomo Asks NYers to Hold Judgment for Final AG Report

Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged not to resign Wednesday and asked New Yorkers to wait for the state attorney general’s report on the sexual harassment allegations against him before casting judgment. → Read More

New Jersey Gyms Can Reopen Sept. 1, Gov. Murphy Says

BREAKING UPDATE: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says gyms in his state can reopen Sept. 1 at 25 percent capacity. Masks will be required. A hundred teams of... → Read More

Here Are the MTA Projects That May Be Scrapped Without Billions in Federal Bailout

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on throughout the U.S., the four months of disruption can be felt by all sorts of businesses and agencies — one of which is... → Read More

MTA to Resume Regular Weekday Service When NYC Enters Phase 1; Overnight 4-Hour Closure Stays

Days before New York City is set to end its months-long shutdown – that dropped MTA ridership by 90 percent – the transportation agency is ready to return... → Read More

MTA: Underground Transfer From Times Square to Bryant Park Coming in 2022

New Yorkers rushing to get from Times Square to the Bryant Park may soon not have to go above ground to get from point A to point B. The MTA announced it will be connecting Times Square station to Bryant Park station underground thanks to a forthcoming underground transfer from the B/D/F/M to 2/3/A/C. This project, scheduled to be completed… → Read More

NYCHA Needs $40 Billion in Extra Capital, New Boss Says

New York City’s scandal-plagued housing authority needs $40 billion for an effective turnaround, new chairman Greg Russ said Tuesday. Russ became CEO of NYCHA last August, with a mandate to turn the authority around under the eye of a federal monitor. That deal came after the city and federal housing officials settled a lawsuit in early 2019, one filed by… → Read More

MTA Pulls Nearly 300 Brand New Subway Cars Over Door Problems

The MTA said Wednesday it has pulled nearly 300 newly delivered subway cars for safety reasons effective immediately, citing an analysis of “two recent incidents” involving doors. No passengers were injured in either case. The problems with the Bombardier trains happened “over the holidays,” possibly in late December and early January, one source familiar with the incidents tells News 4…. → Read More

Get Ready to Pay More: Port Authority Unanimously Approves Fare, Toll Hikes Across NY Area

Commuters will have to dig deeper into their pockets to cross bridges, ride trains and take taxis to New York-area airports as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey board unanimously approved its... → Read More

MTA to Vote on Historic $51.5 Billion Capital Spending Plan

The MTA is expected to vote on its $51.5 billion capital spending proposal for 2020-2024 on Wednesday. → Read More

MTA Proposes Historic $51.5 Billion Capital Spending Plan to Fix (and Improve) Transit System, Says Major LIRR Projects Slated for Completion in 2022

The MTA announced a proposed $51.5 billion capital spending plan for 2020-2024, marking a 70 percent increase over its previous four-year plan and its largest one ever by far, as part of an aggressive effort to... → Read More