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Most anyone who has tried to get as much as a pothole filled on their street knows city agencies aren’t necessarily the fastest when it comes to fixing problems. The wheels of government can be slow-moving, restricted even more by mountains of red tape. more
In the days after the deadly Metro-North train derailment in Spuyten Duyvil, transit officials offered few answers to questions posed by residents. While many people here are wondering when train service along the Hudson Line will resume, Marjorie Anders — a spokeswoman for the Metro-North Railroad and Metropolitan Transportation Authority — could not say when the agency will restore regular service. more
The ringing phone awoke me at 8  on Sunday morning. “Sorry to wake you, but they’re saying there was a derailment at Spuyten Duyvil, and it’s a big mess.” more
Usually when New York City talks about hurricanes, it’s usually preceded by “remnants of” or “formerly a.” But not Hurricane Sandy. It arrived in late October 2012 as a Category 1 hurricane — just a step above what is typically a less destructive tropical storm. more
If you were looking forward to driving across the Henry Hudson Bridge for free, you’re going to have to wait a little longer. more
Metro-North is doubling its peak service capacity as New York city slowly works its way to the second phase of reopening in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. more
Ridership on trains — especially Metro-North trains — has dropped as much as 95 percent since the advent of the coronavirus pandemic. Among those having to abandon the rails and stay home is Muriel Kessler, who depends on the train from the Riverdale station into her law office in Manhattan. more
Cleaning the subways and buses has become one of the most important tasks for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, outside of actually getting passengers from Point A to Point B. But now that cleaning will hit an all-new level — one that will require the city to start shutting down its entire subway system overnight. more
Getting around New York City isn’t too difficult. That is, as long as you’re not dependent on a cane, walker or wheelchair. Sure, every bus in the five boroughs is accessible to those with mobility issues, but only a quarter of subway stations are equipped with elevators. Not only does that make those stations off-limits for many, it also means people with certain disabilities need to plan out their travel well in advance, even if it means just heading to the grocery store using the subway. more
The latest edition of The Riverdale Press is on newsstands now, but just in case you can't pick up a physical copy, we have the full e-edition right here. Free. more
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