Today’s Headlines

  • Paterson Pushes for Transit Armageddon: No Funding for MTA Capital Plan (NYT, News, NY1)
  • Two Senate Dem Holdouts Accept Paterson’s Deal (News)
  • Two Others Not on Board (News)
  • Shelly: "We Should Wait a Few Years" to Fund Big Transit Projects (Post)
  • Next for Kent Ave: One-Way Flow With Protected Bike Path? (Bklyn Paper, Gothamist)
  • DOT’s ‘Park Smart’ Pilot Program Coming to Park Slope Main Drags (Bklyn Paper)
  • Not Many Drunk Drivers Get Jail Time in Pedestrian-Packed New York City (Post)
  • Police Cruiser on 911 Call Hits, Injures Pedestrian in Queens (News)
  • WaPo Reports on NYC Ped/Bike Progress
  • Tango Gives PUMA a Run for Its Money (RT Rider via Streetsblog.net)
  • Parker

    Meters on the Upper West Side have cost $2 an hour for some years. It’s still a great deal for Slopers to pay $1.50 during peak hours, probably too good a deal. Be interesting to see if the price is high enough to change anything.

  • john

    The WaPo article begins “honk if you love pedestrians”, what? The last things we need are more honks, more noise and less peace.

  • Larry Littlefield

    Do I even need to say it? Sheldon Silver is proposing for younger workers to pay even more taxes to pay for a transit system with no future. His generation will leave behind nothing but debt, and long after public services and benefits are either eliminated or degraded to the point of being worthless, the last of them will still be drawing their pensions, the last ever paid.

    Why is he doing this? Because he’s already done it. And can only undo it by making those who have been sucking out all these years to put something back. And that is unthinkable.

    Republican? Democrat? Liberal? Conservative? Does it matter?

    The good news is that I’m sure there will be heroes in Albany fighting for your values on gay marriage, whatever those are, at least for public consumption.

  • But some shop owners doubt that the so-called “congestion pricing” for meters will curb the parking problem.

    “It won’t change anything,” said Jaleesa Soloano, manager of Cousin John’s Café on Seventh Avenue between Lincoln and Berkeley places. “A lot of my customers complain that they can’t find parking, but they will come either way.”

    I don’t think Muessig was listening to Solano. She wasn’t doubting the solution, she was saying that there is no parking problem (for her business, at least).

  • There’s a cafe in Park Slope that depends on the carriage trade? Really?