The mayor was also joined by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, New York’s most senior Democrat in Congress, who allocated the $1 million that’s going to be used for the pilot program.
A cyclist delivering food stops at an intersection in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
New York Daily News

Defunct newsstands and other abandoned New York City sidewalk structures will be turned into “street hubs” for bike-riding food delivery workers under a $1 million infrastructure initiative rolled out by Mayor Adams on Monday.

The hubs will serve as places where delivery workers can catch some downtime, charge electric bike batteries and access gear for repairing their two-wheelers, Adams said at a long-vacant newsstand outside City Hall, the first location that will be refurbished as part of the effort.

“These vacant newsstands are perfect examples of how to properly use the infrastructure, so that they can charge their batteries, they can take a break, they can get out of the inclement weather,” said Adams, who was joined by workers affiliated with the grassroots Los Deliveristas Unidos group.



Meanwhile, as NYC's crime ridden no cash bail disaster is looming:

New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ administration is once again asking agencies to tighten their belts and reduce spending as City Hall looks warily towards the possibility of huge budget gaps in coming years.

Adams’ Office of Management and Budget sent a letter to agencies Monday asking leaders to submit a plan to reduce city-funded spending by 3% in the current fiscal year. They should also cut those expenses by 4.75% from the planned budget for fiscal year 2024, and the years beyond that. 

That would mean an approximately $157 million cut to the New York City Police Department’s budget for the current year, and a $227 million reduction to the expected $4.8 billion in city spending in 2024. The calculations don’t include funding routed through the state or federal government.

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