The State of the City

Mayor Bloomberg delivered his State of the City address at Brooklyn Tech yesterday afternoon. Anyone hoping to hear policy proposals on traffic, transportation, livable streets, climate change and long-term sustainability issues was likely disappointed.

During the speech, a Streetsblog tipster happened to be biking along Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn on his way to the Manhattan Bridge. As he passed Brooklyn Tech he found his path blocked by a phalanx of double- and triple-parked limos, cop cars and gleaming black SUV’s with city government license plates.

The State of the City, indeed

Photo: Recycle-A-Bicycle interns Juan and Anwar

  • egon

    Try coming to the same place on a day other than when the state of the city is being given.

    Probably 95% of the metered spots are city employess (mostly PD) not paying the meters.

  • egon

    Try coming to the same place on a day other than the state of the city is being given.

    Probably 95% of the metered spots are city employess (mostly PD) not paying the meters.

  • ABG

    On the topic of permit abuse, I was just walking (or trying to walk) down Nassau Street between Fulton and Beekman in Manhattan, and there was a line of parked cars all along the western side. The sign said “No Standing 8AM-4PM,” and of course every car I saw had some permit in the window. Maybe it’s par for the course in Lower Manhattan. But it’s particularly galling on a street that’s supposed to be pedestrian-only during business hours.

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