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Bus Service In New York City Needs More Attention

The city comptroller’s office released a report stating that the quality of bus service is being neglected.

On any given day, the buses in the five boroughs of New York City carry more than two million people each day—more than the combined numbers of people who use the Long Island Railroad, New Jersey Transit, PATH and Metro-North. However, despite the fact that a lot more people rely on New York City’s buses, the quality of service is not given first priority.

New York City’s buses have a lot of problems. For example, buses operated by the Metropolitan Transit Authority travel at an average speed of 8 miles per hour, which is very slow. Bus service is generally not as reliable as it should be. Many of the routes do not reflect commuting patterns. Where there should be bus service, or more reliable bus service, there is none. Buses operate differently at different times of the day and night. This is bad for commuters who have to use buses during times when bus service isn’t that frequent.

Throughout the past 8 years, the amount of people using buses has declined, especially in Manhattan. People are more likely to choose subways over buses. However, there are many areas throughout the five boroughs where there are no subways nearby, and the most convenient and practical option is to utilize a bus.

Surprisingly, there is more job growth in the boroughs outside of Manhattan, though many of the neighborhoods with the most jobs available have the least bus routes and/or the most unreliable bus routes.

All kinds of people board buses, though the majority of people who use buses tend to be from more vulnerable demographics. For example, people who use buses tend to be old, poor, foreign born and from minority groups. This is one of the reasons why the problems with the buses are not given first priority.

The Second Avenue subway station cost $4.4 billion dollars to build. If this feat could be done, then it is definitely within the realm of possibility for bus service to improve and for new lines to be created.

Richard Mishaan Design Stands Proudly in NYCs Interior Design World

When you think of the high end skyscraper apartments in New York City, what comes to mind? Obviously, most people come to imagine palatial apartments that are decorated with the finest of the fine. When it comes to Richard Mishaan Design this concept is true, of course, but it is far from the whole story. Richard Mishaan is the lead designer at Richard Mishaan Design and he is considered one of the gurus in the industry. His work can be found all throughout New York City, including the suites located at St. Regis. Mishaan blends so much more than upscale furniture in order to make his work pop.

Richard Mishaan Design absolutely caters to the One Percenters of the world, but he doesn’t let the concept of cash change the way he approaches. After all, Richard Mishaan is an artist and artists aren’t swayed by such things. Mishaan says of his work, “I think it’s really more about having an eye than having a certain amount of money.” Of course, there is more to it than being willing to throw off the shackles off financial goals. Richard Mishaan Design has been able to elevate their game every single year thanks to the specificity by which Mishaan himself seems to attack his work.

For Richard Mishaan Design to find success there has to be a focus on just what Mishaan does differently. Mishaan looks back to the market crash of 2008 and how that has fundamentally changed how he works. Now he’s more than willing to mix up different styles, eras, and price points. He believes in showcasing artwork even if it throws off the kilter of the room. Your room, according to Mishaan, should be a representation of who you are and what you want to accomplish with your life and time.

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