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For decades, New York City mayors have been frustrated by Albany’s iron grip over the city’s affairs.
“We need every tool available to us to save lives and fight the rise in reckless drivers," DOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez said.
Only a small fraction of NYC's streets have red-light cameras, which give tickets to speeders and prevent speeding.
The city does not have control over two integral ways to reduce traffic crashes on streets across the five boroughs, and Mayor Adams wants to change that.
Advocates argue that NYC doesn't need Albany's permission to impose a toll on Manhattan drivers.
Klein's new bill no longer has the lane limitations, and does not require Community Board approval to lower the speed limit by more than five miles an hour.
The Rent Guidelines Board approved 5-4 to raise rent-stabilized rents by
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