The new way to pay for public transit in NYC, explained

The MetroCard is on its last legs - and OMNY is the new way to pay for public transportation in New York City. But, how does it work? New York City is perhaps the best large city in the United States for public transportation. Since 1993, the MetroCard has reigned supreme as the best way …

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What does NYC’s Comptroller do?

"Cash Rules Everything Around Me" might be Staten Island-based hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan's most iconic track, but its title could very well describe the position of New York City's Comptroller. In just under 5 minutes, we break down what the comptroller does, how the position fits into the government of NYC, and how to pronounce …

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What are NYC Community Boards?

Although public forums are routinely lampooned on television shows like NBC's Parks and Recreation, they are alive and well in New York City's Community Boards. But what exactly are NYC's Community Boards? What do Community Boards actually do? In this video, we walk through the basics. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions …

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What does the Mayor of New York City do?

The New York City mayor is perhaps the most well-known municipal leader in the United States, however many people–even in NYC–are unaware of what the position actually entails. Given the influence and power of the role, that's not a good thing, especially around crucial election times! I'll break down what you need to know in …

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How to add Excelsior Pass Plus to Apple Wallet (and Apple Health)

People who got vaccinated in New York State used to be able to store their Excelsior Pass in Apple Wallet - until an update to the NYS Wallet app blocked this feature for new users. Luckily, Apple's release of iOS 15.1 has unlocked a new way for users to add their Excelsior Pass Plus in …

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Exploring Harborside Park and Centennial Park

Video available on TikTok, Instagram Reels, and YouTube Shorts. Port Jefferson's annual Charles Dickens Festival led us straight to Harborside Park and Centennial Park. Every year, Port Jefferson in Long Island throws a Charles Dickens Festival, plunging the small village into an old-timey holiday-themed celebration reminiscent of the author's seminal work, A Christmas Carol. It was …

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NYC’s vaccine mandate, explained in under 5 minutes

New York City has enforced a vaccine mandate since mid-September, meaning that you will have to show proof of vaccination before entering a restaurant, going to the gym, or watching a movie in a theater. I break down what this means for you in under five minutes. Citations "Vaccination Proof for Indoor Activities (Key to …

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What is the future of the No Tolls CT movement?

No Tolls CT has grown considerably over the past year due to opposition from many to re-implementing tolling on Connecticut highways. But how has it grown as a movement? And what does its future hold? For answers, we attended their biggest event yet: a protest called “Save Our State (S.O.S.)”, hosted on the steps of …

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