Today’s Headlines

  • Southern Heat Kills 37; 112 Degree High in Arkansas (Post)
  • Climate Change Could Make Subway Flooding More Common (Second Ave. Sagas)
  • Forget Biofuels — Burn Oil and Plant Forests Instead (New Scientist)
  • Man Kills Kid Cyclist, Charged With Suspended License (NYT, Post, Daily News)
  • Companies Cashing In on Dangerous Pay Phone Blight (NYT)
  • 311 Launches Street Patrol Unit (NYT, Post, Stay Free! Daily)
  • Noise Complaints Jump in July (Post)
  • Consolidation of Chinatown Bus Stops Nixed (Chelsea Now via Gotham Gazette)
  • MTA Adding Subway Station Cleaners (AMNY)
  • Trucking Firms Sue Over Bridge Weight Limit (AMNY)
  • Angus Grieve-Smith

    A prototype version of the “Street Conditions Observation Unit” is ComNET, which I provided tech support for in 2002-2004. It’s available for your neighborhood group.

  • Hilary

    Angus, this looks fabulous! I checked out the site, but can you tell us how it is working out?

  • brent

    Cyclist Killed- Carlos Noriega-Olivia is a killer. It reflects very negatively on our society that this crime goes unpunished. I am sickened right now by our backwards legal system.

  • Angus – are those units still available?

  • Angus Grieve-Smith

    I’m pretty sure they’re still available, but I haven’t been in touch with the CMGP folks since I left the Fund. They seem to have added several neighborhoods, so it looks like they’re still going strong. I imagine there’s quite a demand.

    You don’t get to keep the units; you borrow them for a day or two while you do the survey.

    If you call, tell them I sent you. That and a nickel will get you on the subway. šŸ˜‰

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