MTA will test middle-out turnstiles at 15 subway stops this year 'The MTA plans to test “middle-out” subway turnstiles at 15 stations this year, testing the technology ahead of a long-simmering push to modernize its easily-jumpable fare gates.' (amNY)

Downtown Brooklyn streets brighten up in time for summer with vibrant asphalt art by Austrian creator (Brooklyn Paper)

Could MTA's fight against fare beating force passengers to prove they paid? "Lieber expects the MTA to lose as much as $800 million this year from fare evasion on subways and buses – about the same amount the agency lost in 2022." (Gothamist)

JFK Airport’s AirTrain could be free this summer amid $19 billion construction project "Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton said on Tuesday that he is considering nixing the $8.50 fare for the train stopping at JFK terminals as the airport prepares for an expected record-breaking number of travelers this summer amid a $19 billion construction project." (Gothamist)

City rents are so high that only 5% are affordable on the average salary "New Yorkers earned on average just under $89,000 last year, meaning they could afford up to $2,216 per month on housing without spending more than 30% of their annual income, according to a new report by StreetEasy and Tech:NYC. Factoring in average upfront costs, which includes the first month’s rent, a security deposit and broker fees that amounted to $10,454 last year, the average worker could only afford 4.4% of rentals on the market without breaching that affordability threshold, the report said. " (Crain's)

Park Slope development with 305 new apartments approved by City Council "The City Council last month approved a rezoning application from Stellar Management to construct two new buildings at 341 10th Street, in addition to the existing apartment building on the site the developer already owns. The project includes new 17- and 19-story buildings that would wrap around the subway covering where the F and G trains go below ground..." (6sqft)