Today’s Headlines

  • Port Auth. Chair: ARC Will Return, Since Transit Only Way to Move People Into NYC (Transpo Nation)
  • Bloomberg: “The Northeast Is Approaching a Transportation Crisis” (Transpo Nation)
  • Snowstorms Make Queens Drivers That Much More Possessive About On-Street Parking (News)
  • Snow Strands Passengers on Coney Island N Train (Post)
  • David Greenfield, Please Fingerwag and Tweet About This Plow-Blocking Mercedes Owner on PPW (FiPS)
  • Meanwhile, Disabled Cars Block Highway Ramps Across New Jersey (Post)
  • DiNapoli Report Finds MTA Bus Inspections Late and Incomplete (2nd Ave Sagas)
  • New PATH Station Brings Housing and Office Construction to Harrison (WSJ)
  • Malcolm Smith Excited About Prospect of Northeast Corridor HSR (CapTon)
  • The Post Rounds Up Some Anti-Bike Lane Letters to Keep Kvetch-Fest Alive
  • Jenny McCarthy and Oprah: Livable Streets Advocates

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • J

    Uh, I think the PATH station headline should read, “New Socccer Stadium at PATH Station Brings Housing and Office Construction to Harrison”. That PATH station opened in 1911.

  • J

    Also, the 8th Street station in Bayonne on the Hudson Bergen Light Rail will open on Jan 31st. One step closer to a link to Staten Island.

    http://hudsonreporter.com/view/full_story/11126652/article-Open-for-business-Eighth-Street-light-rail-starts-operating-Jan–31-?instance=secondary_stories_left_column

  • Larry Littlefield

    Walking to the 7th Avenue F station, I observed that the PPW bike path had been cleared as far as 9th Street, but someone had piled up a six foot wall of snow across it at 7th Street.

    The path up to the Manhattan Bridge on the Brooklyn side appeared to be cleared to pavement, but the bridge were unplowed across the span. On one trip across, I counted seven bikers on foot who had been fooled and pedestrian.

  • Larry Littlefield

    “We pay taxes, over $4,000 [a year]. It would be nice to legally have the space in front of your house.”

    You are paying taxes on the house. You are seizing the public space for free.

    But put a fee for parking on the street overnight, and put a limit on the number of people who could get the permit, and while you might not get the space in front of your house you could at least get a spot on your street.

    Personally, I’m keeping a spot for my car by not using it. I’m afraid of what would happen if I returned from somewhere else, given that just about every spot in the neighborhood is occupied normally, and now some are occupied by huge piles of snow.

  • eveostay

    As pointed out by Cap’n Transit, the Daily News Queens parking story has “I’m not dumb enough to have a car in this city!” as one of the options in its poll.

  • Mr. Magoc, quoted in the News article, lives on 82nd St, on a block fronted by 37 tax lots. The block is about 750 feet long, so that makes 1,500 feet on both sides, which comes out to 75 20-foot parking spaces, minus 10% for hydrants, makes 67 spaces. There’s a synagogue and a four-unit office building around the corner; does that create enough traffic on a Thursday that someone would take the parking spot in front of his house? And where was that person parked on Wednesday, when the snow fell?

    If ever we wonder about how some New Yorkers could be so attached to their automobiles in this very walkable city, it must be that they’ve bought two or three cars per family, with the expectation that the whole fleet can be parked at the curb for free. Imagine the time it takes to manage all the street parking for three vehicles, not to mention the maintenance. By the time you’ve gotten so wrapped up in your fleet, any kind of imposition on your automobiling privileges—be it bike lanes, or bus lanes, or whatever—must feel like a slap in your face.

  • Geck

    Larry, when I went by, there was a large SUV parked in the PPW bike lane on the other side of that snow pile at 7th Street. Not sure which came first, the SUV or the snow pile.

  • eveostay

    Perhaps the Journal means that it’s a new entrance to the existing station?

  • J

    Also, TA unveiled the East Side Action Plan. Great graphics, but some of the ideas may be a bit hard for businesses to swallow. We’ll see, though.

    Press Release:
    http://www.transalt.org/newsroom/releases/5092

    Action Plan (pdf):
    http://transalt.org/files/newsroom/reports/2011/East_Side_Action_Plan.pdf

  • Marsha Kramer’s Eyebrow

    Sinclair: “I’d like to set their car on fire.”

    Someone says that from the AAA? Wow.

  • I wish the soccer stadium and surrounding development plans got more coverage on this website.

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