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The L Train Slowdown Went Smoother Than Expected

The L Train Slowdown Went Smoother Than Expected

Crowds of people filtered into Brooklyn L-train stations on Saturday afternoon amid the line’s planned slowdown. Despite fears of a snarled transit mess, the anticipated moment arrived with minor issues beyond what was expected: slowed service and crowded train cars. The MTA finally implemented the highly anticipated plan to fix the L train Canarsie tunnel […]

Sweetgreen to Accept Greenbacks Again, as the City Considers Cashless Ban

Sweetgreen to Accept Greenbacks Again, as the City Considers Cashless Ban

As the city council polishes up a piece of legislation that would ban “cashless” retail, an early adopter of card- and app-only transactions has indicated it will be reversing course. The fast-casual eatery Sweetgreen announced in a blog post on Thursday it would transition away from its cashless policy, which its stores adopted two years […]

City Council Cracks Down on Big Greenhouse Gas Polluters, Finally

City Council Cracks Down on Big Greenhouse Gas Polluters, Finally

New York City is finally going after its worst greenhouse-gas emitters: big buildings. In legislation approved by an overwhelming majority of the city council on Thursday, owners of building over 25,000 square feet will be required to meet increasingly-stringent emissions targets that will be phased in beginning 2024. The bill has been touted by its […]

Pulitzer Prizes Focus on Journalists in Danger, Killed

Pulitzer Prizes Focus on Journalists in Danger, Killed

This year’s Pulitzer Prize awards focused on the ways the world has become increasingly perilous, especially for journalists. The award for Public Service went to the South Florida Sun Sentinel for its reporting on the Parkland shooting, and the Breaking News award went to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for its coverage of the Tree of Life […]

Yemeni Bodega Owners Call for Boycott of the New York Post

Yemeni Bodega Owners Call for Boycott of the New York Post

Yemeni American bodega owners and other Muslim groups in New York called for a boycott of the New York Post on Saturday, accusing it of provoking hatred against Ilhan Omar, a Democratic representative from Minnesota who is Somali American and Muslim. “We refuse to be buyers and sellers of hate,” said Dr. Debbie Almontaser, board […]