Today’s Headlines

  • Retired Police: Top Brass Ordered Ticket Fixing for Politicians, Churches, Synagogues (WNYC)
  • WWII Veteran, 87, Hit and Killed By Officer Driving NYPD Traffic Squad Car (News, Post)
  • Derailments and Delays Have Straphangers Worried About Return to MTA’s Bad Old Days (TransNat)
  • Man in Town For Friend’s Wake Struck and Killed By East Flatbush Driver (News)
  • Crain’s: Joe Lhota Must Convince Legislature, Cuomo to Fund Rest of Capital Program
  • Schumer Still Dodging Prospect Park West Questions (Bklyn Paper)
  • Parking Permit Best Practices: Charge Higher Meter Prices in RPP Neighborhoods (TransNat)
  • Daily News: Most City Streets “Work Just Fine” — No Need for RPP
  • Carroll Gardens Parents Want to Turn Street Into Playground on Snowy Days (Post)
  • Law Enforcement, Politicians Given Thousands of Free E-ZPasses (Post)
  • Still No Funding For Even Transit-Free Tappan Zee (LoHud)
  • Lew Fidler Explains His Bike Lane Bill, Parking Permit Opposition (Bklyn Politics)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Larry Littlefield

    “Guagliardo said he and other officers would get rewarded with perks when they fixed tickets for their supervisors. Retired officers say it was common to receive orders from supervisors to fix tickets for people from the mayor’s office or city council members. Aurelio Grillo, a police officer in Williamsburg during the 1960s and 70s, said he saw powerful voting blocks in his precinct get special treatment.”

    I believe it.  A few lower level guys are getting railroaded for a common practice.  The political class does not want to admit the truth — this is a city of special deals for “special” people.

    I ask again, why was a bill suddenly passed, unanimously by the NYC Council which seldom votes on such things and overwhelmingly by the state legislature, to retroactively allow all police officers with more than 20 years in to keep their pensions when found guilty of misconduct?  This just happened, with no debate, no discussion, no one even knowing about. 

    And almost no one knows about it now.  A universal conspiracy of silence.  All there was was this article, a month after the bill was passed and signed, by an outside contributor to the Daily News.

    I guarantee you, it isn’t to protect the grunts.  And you’d better watch out for those White Shirts with more than 20 years in now.  They are free to be as corrupt as the average state legislator, now that their pensions are also guaranteed.

  • krstrois

    I would say a good 85% of people regularly parking in my neighborhood have Pennsylvania or North Carolina plates. I vote for anything that totally f*cks these people. 

  • Re: the WWII vet hit by a car and every other story of a person struck… “there was no indication of criminality.”Shouldn’t the fact that someone was killed immediately say criminality? Probably not with intention, but very likely with negligence. Don’t know what its gonna take for Ray Kelly to ever change his tune….

  • Larry Littlefield

    This article is funny — elite runners can run the route of the NYC Marathon faster than a NY Times reporter can drive it.

  • Ian Turner

    The RPP proposal coming out of the city council will almost certainly make it even more difficult to drive in the city, and although there are probably better ways, this can still only be good for the rest of us. Let them choke on their own selfishness.

  • Driver

    ““If residential permits are issued, then I think all remaining spaces
    should be priced with sharp increases on game day to dissuade folks from
    driving (especially since terrible gridlock is in fact already
    forecasted and outlined in the environmental impact statement). If the
    on-street prices remain cheaper than parking in the arena garage,
    drivers will certainly put in the time to look for cheaper alternatives…”

    Won’t the current time limits already discourage parking in metered spaces?  Most commercial strips with meters are 1-2 hour limits.  All that would be needed would be to extend the hours the meters are in effect for to account for night games.


Today’s Headlines

All SBS Blue Lights Switched Off After Vincent Ignizio Mistook a Bus for a Police Car (TransNat, SAS) It’s No Coincidence That Community Boards Are Obsessed With Curbside Parking (Bklyn Paper) Thomas Berry, 66, Killed by Garbage Truck Driver in Chelsea; “No Criminality” (Gothamist, Post, DNA) Speeding Motorist Kills Mir Hoosain, 35, in Kips Bay; No Charges Filed (News) […]

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Hours after the Congestion Mitigation Commission revealed that residential parking programs would be attached to its congestion pricing plan, about 70 Brooklynites gathered at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope last night to talk about RPP. The event was the third DOT/EDC neighborhood parking workshop held this week, following others in Long Island City and […]

Today’s Headlines

Ready or Not, It’s Election Day: NYT, News Lhota: State and City Must Safeguard Against Future Shutdowns (TransNat); Donohue: Feds Too Dana Rubinstein: Cuomo Finally Takes Ownership of MTA, But Will It Last? Service Returning to A/C, B and Q (TransNat); PATH Begins Limited Service (TransNat) Brooklynites Losing Patience as G and L Remain Under Water (DNA, CapNY, Bklyn Paper) […]

Today’s Headlines

Cuomo and Bloomberg Make Federal Aid Push (Post, News, AP) Cuomo: $5B Would Get the MTA Back to Pre-Sandy Working Order (TransNat, SAS) R Train Riders Packing 4 and 5 Trains (Post); South Ferry Won’t Reopen for Months (TransNat) City to Provide Free Towing for Storm-Damaged Vehicles Left on Streets (Advance) Gelinas: Mission Creep Debt Will Cripple […]

Today’s Headlines

Kingston Daily Freeman on TZB: “Cuomo Avoiding Tough Stuff of Genuine Leadership” The Problem With Cuomo’s TZB Isn’t the Tolls, It’s the Size of the Bridge (TransNat) Motorists Create Perpetual Double-Parking Lane on Dean Street; NYPD Does Nothing (Bklyn Paper) Gothamist Shreds Daily News Bike Haters Loud, Speeding, Stunt-Pulling Motorcyclists Ruin Forest Park (News) Apps for Cabbies. […]