Today’s Headlines

  • Jay Walder Leaves MTA For Hong Kong (NYT, News, Post, WSJ, Crain’s, NY1, Transpo Nation 1, 2)
  • Picking Walder’s Replacement Will Be Pivotal Choice for Cuomo (Newsday)
  • News, Post Editorials Praise Walder, Call For Cuomo to Find Able Successor
  • Ben Kabak Takes the Prize for Best Walder Headline
  • Greg Mocker Can’t Decide Whether to Sputter About Walder Staying or Going (WPIX)
  • Hit-And-Run Driver Leaves Harlem Man With Critical Head Injuries (DNAinfo)
  • Driver Leaves Child Cyclist Near Dead on Upper East Side; NYPD: “No Criminality Suspected” (DNAinfo)
  • Tix Fix Scandal Could Lead to Racketeering Charges Against Police Union (DNAinfo)
  • Heat Fries Subway Countdown Clocks (News)
  • UWSers Want DOT to Go Further on Riverside Blvd Traffic Calming, But Ask for Traffic Light (DNAinfo)
  • Dyckman Street Station to Be Handicapped-Accessible As Part of Lawsuit Settlement (News)
  • Until “Taxi of Tomorrow” Appears, Ford Transit Connect Has TLC Approval (NYT)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Larry Littlefield

    More vics showing up in New York.

    http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20110720/FREE/110729988

    “The increase in college-educated 22 to 27 year olds’ share in the city labor force was dramatic, suggesting that young college graduates are being drawn to the city, likely because jobs in the rest of the country are scarce.”

    Meanwhile, inflation adjusted average wages are falling according to another Crain’s article, and that doesn’t even take into account those earning “contract” or “freelance” payments rather than wages.

    It will be interesting to see how this plays out.  Compared with the 1970s, instead of self-interested folks wrecking NYC and moving away, this time they’ve pretty much done it to the whole country.  So I guess NYC is the place to go, for now, for those not interested in Hong Kong.

  • Larry Littlefield

    By the way youngsters, get a bike.  The lower your expectations of what you will be provided (ie. mass transit) in exchange for your taxes, the better.

    The young have reason to move here now, given that they can’t afford a car, because they use mass transit. And they will have reason to move here later if they can bicycle.

  • Shifty

    Walder is a professional. He didn’t need this half-assed, amateur shit. He’s getting out and moving to an actual First World country where they care about infrastructure and progress.

  • Albert

    In the DNAinfo article “Driver Leaves Child Cyclist Near Dead on Upper East Side”, when you click on “See More Photos” the title of the slide show is “Child Hit by Bike on UES”.  That’s a pretty outrageous typo, if that’s what it is.  I think it would be hard to make that error unless you had an anti-bike mindset.

  • Anonymous

    That is my take on it too.

  • UES’er

    In the time since Community Board 8 issued its proclamation condemning all cyclists as dangerous, how many adults and kids have been hit by cars?  I await CB8’s proclamation about dangerous drivers.

  • Bingo.

  • I love how the Daily News says they “have learned” about the Dyckman St. rehab project as though they did reporting other than reading my post on it or even the press release from the United Spinal Association. They’re a day late with that one. 

  • carma

    agree..  walder was given a shitty hand to begin with.  he was forced to fail.  MTR has got a winner.