Ocasio-Cortez, Lin-Manuel Miranda promote NYC census

“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is joining U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a public service announcement aimed at getting New Yorkers of all backgrounds, including immigrants, to participate in the once-a-decade head count.

MTA votes to hire more cops

18 of 21 MTA board members voted Wednesday in favor of hiring 500 additional MTA Police officers to patrol subways and Long Island Railroad and Metro-North platforms in the coming year.

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez joins calls for bailout of NYC taxi drivers

Years ago, a New York City taxi medallion could fetch a price well over $1M, but according to an investigation by the New York Times, a handful of taxi industry leaders profited by artificially inflating medallion prices and issuing reckless loans to drivers. Now, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is adding her name to a growing list of lawmakers that also includes Rep. Nydia Velasquez and Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who support a financial rescue package for New York City’s taxi drivers.