Subway ridership drops as frustration with the MTA mounts (The New York Times) — Despite rising population and employment rates, the average weekday subway ridership has dropped over the last year.
The City will refund 500,000 parking tickets, totaling $26M (NBC New York) — It’s a holiday miracle! Due to a paperwork error, the city owes hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers for incorrect parking tickets.
De Blasio staffer claims Chicago deep-dish pies are nation’s best pizza (GrubStreet) — Eric Phillips, Mayor de Blasio’s press secretary, ruffled serious feathers with New York pizza fans — which means just about everyone.
A Nitehawk Cinema will soon open in Park Slope (Brownstoner) — The much maligned, reputed bedbug-breeding Pavilion Theater is being converted into a new Nitehawk Cinema, scheduled to open in 2018.
Suffering local groceries are asking the city for a tax break (New York Post) — Just in time for Thanksgiving shopping, independent grocery stores across the city are asking de Blasio to cut the commercial rent tax for the industry, citing competition from online vendors.
A Manhattan hospital changes the tune of its siren (WYNC) — According to a recent report by WNYC, the Mount Sinai EMS department has developed a gentler-sounding siren.
Here’s where you can volunteer this holiday season (6sqft) —These organizations offer incredible services to New Yorkers in need, and you can help.
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