Gothamist: The Village Voice Is Officially Dead
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NY Times: The Ballad of a Neighborhood Deli
As they did in 2008, and in years prior, state legislators left Manhattan congestion pricing out of the budget. They did include a $2.75 per-ride surcharge on for-hire vehicles. That’s a little something, but not enough.
Congestion pricing should have been implemented 10 years ago, but I’m sure we’ll be talking about it again in another decade.
A Photographer’s Search for Joy in Uncertain Times highlights some of Meryl Meisler’s street photography from the 70s and 80s.
Along with a few photos, there are nuggets like this–in reference to her practice of bumming smokes as an icebreaker:
“It wasn’t about the cigarettes; it was about the people,” … “It was a way of saying hello to people and being less shy.”
Photo by Meryl Meisler