Author Archive

Nicole Gelinas

is a policy journalist in New York City who contributes regularly to the New York Post and Governing magazine.

New York State

Opinion

MTA leadership should be on the same page

The MTA needs clear lines of authority to address immediate challenges.

New York City

Opinion

New York City taxi drivers need debt relief, but not from taxpayers

A New York City Council bill that likely will include public money to pay off taxi medallion owner debts would set a bad precedent. The city does have a role, though, in helping to facilitate the collective private-sector action that will get lenders to negotiate, writes Nicole Gelinas.

Bill de Blasio

Opinion

Why Bill de Blasio wouldn’t make a good president

De Blasio’s record as mayor doesn’t have a policy theme: It’s just a mishmash of half-executed ideas that add up to a city little different from before he got here, which would undermine his case for the presidency, writes Nicole Gelinas.

New York City

Opinion

The MTA has money now, but how will it be spent?

Lawmakers rushed through new funding for the MTA and confirmed its new chairman without forcing reforms of its constantly over-budget and behind-schedule construction and maintenance.

Policy

Policy

Opinion: Ignoring MTA costs is like trying to outrun a train

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Policy

Policy

Bikes and Benefits: Citi Bike’s Labor Lesson

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Politics

Politics

Disability Disaster

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Politics

Politics

Whither Gotham's Transit?

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Politics

Politics

Affordable for Whom: How Robust is de Blasio's Housing Plan?

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Politics

New York City

Ending with a Good Start?

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