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Electric Cab Trials Losing Steam

Monday, April 7th, 2014

New York City’s experiment with electric taxis has been beset by problems, including long delays, technical malfunctions and a lack of willing participants.

Although the trial called for six participants, the most it has ever attracted is four, and that number dwindled down to one.

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A Near Blackout of Electric Cabs

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Only seven of the more than 50,000 taxis and for-hire vehicles on the road in New York City were electric in 2013.

Those seven include two expensive Teslas that now sit idle, three city taxis that have since been sidelined, and one cab that has to turn off its heat to save electricity.

But there’s one driver among the seven who is doing just fine in his battery-powered car at a community car service in the Bronx.

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Voices From a Vigil

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Ferrying Food From the Farm

Friday, November 8th, 2013

The Hudson river hadn’t seen sail-freight food delivery for nearly half a century until Oct. 24, when Vermont farmer Erik Andrus sailed a homemade barge into the Brooklyn Navy Yard with a crew of volunteers.

Mr. Andrus’ creation — a 40-foot sail barge carrying nine tons of grains, cider and root vegetables — is the latest installment in a burgeoning local food movement. Along with a crew of volunteers, he built the barge, named Ceres for the Roman goddess of grain, as a business model for carbon-neutral food transportation.

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NYCity Snapshot: How Can the New Mayor Help You?

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Following the City Trash Trail

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Colorful ‘Reverend’ Goes Green

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Post-Sandy Pipeline Concerns

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

The Bloomberg Legacy

Friday, May 24th, 2013