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.
FBN’s Charlie Gasparino discusses the motivation behind the reported deal between Bayer and Monsanto, and why it could ratchet up even more discussion around the use of GMOs. Fox Business video
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
Lis Wiehl, Fox News legal analyst, breaks down a class-action lawsuit against Fitbit regarding the accuracy of some of the wearable tech company’s devices. Fox Business video