How the Pandemic Changed Six Kinds of Traffic

Looking at the six traffic changes that relate to the pandemic, we can see their current impact and wonder which ones will last.

The Connection Between Recycling and Coronavirus

Facing shrinking revenue from the coronavirus, municipalities need to decide whether to diminish their recycling costs.

When Pandemic Electricity Demand Is Like the Big Flush

Although pandemic lockdowns have reduced electricity demand, still, like the “big flush” after the Super Bowl, they need to retain peak capacity.

The Upside of Speeding Tickets

A city is getting a good return on its investment when speed cameras improve road safety and other services make residents’ life better.

The Package That Amazon Returned

Now that Amazon’s HQ2 will not be in Long Island City, New York, we can ask if the multi-billion dollar incentive package was worth the tradeoffs.

The Huge Impact of a Rather Irritating Invention

While the cost of free parking in New York City is rather huge, it can be offset by what was a seemingly insignificant and irritating innovation.

The Difference Between a Living Wage and a Minimum Wage

Comparing a living wage with the minimum wage, a group at MIT demonstrate how much more low income families need to earn to afford their necessities.

Law & Order and Jimmy Fallon

States can use taxes for more than revenue. Our story begins when NYC lost the $79 million that Law & Order generated annually because NBC cancelled the show. Just feeding the actors for 14 years meant $1.5 million to David’s Gourmet Catering and…

Green New Yorkers

Think about life in the city. A one-bedroom apartment might have 1000 square feet located next to several other similar dwellings and all are heated and cooled by the same source. You walk nearby to get your groceries and take…