Today’s Headlines

  • Albany Deems Some Dirty, Destructive, Addictive Habits More Tax-Worthy Than Others (NYT)
  • City Looks to Dollar Vans to Help Compensate for Bus Cuts (Transpo Nation)
  • Oil War Veterans to Lose Bus-Driving Jobs (News)
  • Second Ave Residents Paid Up to $9K a Month for Temporary Displacement (NYT, SAS)
  • Assembly Hack Janele Hyer-Spencer Blames MTA for Theft of Transit Funds (Advance)
  • City Backs Off Plan to Trash Ghost Bikes (News)
  • Advocate on Yankee Stadium Park Replacement: "It’s a Mess" (News)
  • Fans and Foes of New Domino Gather for City Council Hearing (NY1, Bklyn Paper)
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park Construction Forcing Pedestrians Into Street (Bklyn Paper)
  • Driver Takes Time From Pumping Gas to Vent Anger at Big Oil (Riverdale Press)
  • MtotheI

    This is totally unrelated…if anyone lost a set of keys today, I found them on the Manhattan Bridge bike path and picked em up. Let me know.

  • Bolwerk

    “You have to be able to understand the technical nuances of these agencies,” said Ms. Hyer-Spencer.


  • J. Mork

    Where can I find the Dollar Van schedule?

  • Larry Littlefield

    So, bicycles, dollar vans and telecommuting. They can bankrupt the MTA, cripple the schools, close the libraries and let garbage pile up in the parks, but they can’t take those options away from us, can they?

  • J:Lai

    I just read the article in the Riverdale Press about drivers avoiding BP filling stations.

    I wish people were educated enough to know that this has virtually no impact on BP. Oil is a commodity and gas that you buy at an Exxon station may have come from a well operated by BP and vice-versa. There is a small margin that a producer makes selling through their own franchise vs. a third party, but it is a tiny fraction of the overall revenue. I’m not sure if it even gets its own line in the quarterly report.

    It would be so much more effective to just use less gas, period.

  • Andrew

    Does Hyer-Spencer really think the MTA is so mismanaged that $143 million doesn’t make a difference?

    I think Hyer-Spencer is mismanaged. Too bad I can’t vote for Malliotakis.


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City Council Lets Bloomberg Run for Third Term (NYT, NYT, City Room, News, News, Post, Metro) 2009 Mayoral Hopefuls Respond (Daily Politics) Port Authority to Sell Carbon Offsets to Car Commuters Starting Next Year (NYT) Bushwick Senior Killed by Garbage Truck (News) Federal Report: ‘All of Lower Manhattan Is a Free Parking Lot for Government […]

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Park(ing) Day Recaps (News, Boston Herald, CNET, New Haven Indy) U.S. Cities Rethink Parking Requirements (AP) Cyclists Call for Better Bike Network in Queens (News) A Look at Bike/Car Conflict on Brooklyn Streets (Bklyn Paper) Portlanders May Soon Have to Get License to Bike (Portland Trib) Designs Unveiled for ‘West Side Boulevard’ (Post) NYCT to […]

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Charter Commission Puts Term Limits on the Ballot (NYT) Unlicensed Driver Critically Injures 16-Year-Old Cyclist at Webster and 188th (ABC7 via Gothamist) Century-Old LIRR Switching Equipment Catches Fire, Crippling Service (City Room, News, NY1) The High-and-Unlikely Fare Hike Scenario: $130 Monthly Metrocards (News, Post) Soon Motorists Can Try to Beat the Yellow at DUMBO Intersection […]

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Are High Gas Prices an Adequate Substitute for Congestion Pricing? (NYT) Ohio Congressman Wants to Reimburse Car Commuters (Plain Dealer) Woman Killed by City Bus on Lower East Side (News, City Room) Tunnel Boring Machine Completes First Leg Connecting LIRR to Grand Central (Post, AP) Ikea’s Profits May Attract Other Big Box Retailers to Red […]

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Park Smart Is Working, But Some Slope Merchants Still Fear Good Parking Policy (Bklyn Paper) Capn Transit: Commuter Van Critics Overlook the Evidence Right Under Their Noses MTA Will Set Up Cashless Tolling on the Henry Hudson Bridge By 2012 (Post) Carl Paladino Doesn’t Hate NYC, He Just Hates the Traffic (Daily Politics) Take a […]

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Markowitz on PPW Bike Lane: Parking Must Be Preserved to Prevent Exodus From Brooklyn (WNYC) Markowitz Requests 782 Fewer Parking Spaces at New Domino. You Read That Right. (Bklyn Paper) School Bus Driver Kills Queens Man in Ozone Park; No Charges Filed (News) Bensonhurst Hit-and-Run Leaves Cabbie Burned Beyond Recognition (News, Post) Apps Won’t Solve […]