Tag Archives | City Councilmember Lincoln Restler

MTA Gives Low Priority to Upgrade of York Street Station Called a “disaster waiting to happen”

As reported by Mary Frost in The Eagle, the MTA has made upgrading the York Street subway station in DUMBO, which serves the F line (and during what seem to be frequent route diversions, the A and C lines as well), “low on its list of priorities”. Asked why, at a Zoom town hall sponsored […]

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Restler Introduces Bill to Ban Non-Essential Helicopter Flights

Last November, citing The City, we noted that there had been a large increase in complaints to 311 about helicopter noise. Now AMNY reports that City Councilmember Lincoln Restler (photo) has introduced a bill that, if enacted, would ban all “non-essential” flights from city owned heliports. This would include all commuter and tourist flights. Those […]

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Mayor Adams Wants New BQE Plan

Just a month ago, we cited an AMNY report that Mayor Adams wanted to slash the budget for repairs to the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, which are focused on the cantilevered portion that runs below Brooklyn Heights and the Promenade, “from $225.1 million to $44.6 million, with the reduction of $180.5 million preserved for use in […]

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