Yellow Cab Crisis Comes to a Head, Brooklyn Bridge Shut Down For Second Time in 6 Months
Senator Schumer and other politicians back medallion bail out plan. City Council candidate reveals family house maybe foreclosed upon due to medallion debt
We’ve been covering ongoing developments in the yellow cab industry and drivers’ push to get City approval for a proposed medallion debt relief program . Today the crisis reached an inflection point when NYTWA (New York Taxi Workers Alliance) members shut down the Brooklyn Bridge for the second time in the past 6 months with prominent and prospective politicians commenting and supporting the bailout plan (the Mayor was open to the idea but said the federal government would need to get involved). Notably, Felicia Singh, a teacher who is running for a City Council seat in Queens revealed that her parents house is in foreclosure due to her father’s inability to pay the loan on his medallion. Ms. Singh testified today at a City Council meeting as well. We should also note that the Crain’s NY editorial team recently published a scathing piece blaming Mayor De Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson for failing to do more for the yellow cab industry. We’ve attached some media clips below overviewing the story.
“We were in deep shock,” Singh told the Queens Post. “The way we [first] found out was someone rang the doorbell to ask for a listing price.” Bank trustees told her family on Friday that they had 86 days to come up with more than $100,000 or the house would be sold — leaving her parents, brother, sister and herself homeless, Singh said. - Astoria Post
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