Daily Archives: May 23, 2016

Drivers Getting Raises . How much? Video CBS New York

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The city Department of Consumer Affairs quietly hiked the price of a carriage ride last week, part of a Michael Bloomberg administration deal that had been on hold while Bill de Blasio duked it out with the drivers over the possible ban.

Drivers can now charge $54.08 for the first 20 minutes of a ride, and $21.63 for every 10 minutes after. Before the rate hike, the drivers were allowed to charge $50 for the first 20 minutes, and $20 for every 10 minutes after.

CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reports. CBS New York video video

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Barges Removed. Video CBS New York

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2 Abandoned Vessels Removed From Flushing Bay After Posing Environmental Threats, Safety Hazards. The big blocks pose a navigation safety hazard to other vessels and the smaller pieces kill fish and birds. The barges were deliberately abandoned by their owners. All identifying markings were removed so tax payers will foot the bill to have them removed.

“Someone profited off of this bay and then dumped their refuse here. It’s not acceptable — not just from an environmental standpoint, they are robbing the American taxpayer,” Rep. Joe Crowley said. The cost to secure and remove the barges was more than $850,000….
CBS2’s Elise Finch reports. CBS New York video

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