Today’s Headlines

  • Lhota: We’ll Seek New Revenue But MTA Debt Bomb Not Really a Problem (NY1, NYT, WSJ)
  • Get the Best MTA Budget Breakdown at 2nd Ave Sagas
  • Faction on MTA Board Wants to Set Aside Sliver of Budget to Restore Some Service (News)
  • Two Biz Owners Scare CB 11 Into Rescinding Vote for Protected Bike Lanes (DNAinfo)
  • Pat Dolan Remembered as Persistent Pedestrian Safety Advocate (City Room)
  • Schumer Takes Credit for Delivering Transit Funding, But MTA Expected More (DNAinfo, 2nd Ave Sagas)
  • Scenes From Last Night’s Prospect Park Loop Safety Task Force Meeting (News)
  • Traffic Death Apparently Less Newsworthy Than Free Kittens (Bklyn Paper)
  • Top 5 Myths About Bike-Share (GJEL Blog)
  • Yet Another Reason NYPD Should Put More Cops on Bikes (Gothamist)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Anonymous

    I know I won’t be eating at Patsy’s Pizza and Milk Burger.

  • > Lhota: We’ll Seek New Revenue But MTA Debt Bomb Not Really a Problem Because I’ll Get My Payday And Be Gone When The Debt Service Comes Due And Besides I Don’t Take The Train Anyway, So Suck It Up, I Am The 1% Bitches

    Fixed it!

  • To be fair, Billy, Lhota rides the train all the time from Brooklyn Heights. I know plenty of people who ride with him.

    The rest of your comment is 100 percent correct though.

  • Dirk Peters

    Regarding CB 11:
    If you would like to let Patsy’s and Milk Burger know that you will no longer be a customer of their business, you can use the following contact info:

    Frank Brija/Patsy’s Pizza: info@aristaassociates.com, http://www.patsyspizzeriany.com/contact.php

    Erik Mayor/Milk Burger: milk@milkburger.com

  • Chris O’Leary

    Dirk: FYI, wrong Patsy’s. The chain of Patsy’s isn’t affiliated with the Harlem location. Brija only owns the one at 1st and 118th.

  • Eric McClure

    Time to start NBPBJ: Neighbors for Better Pizza and Burger Joints.

  • Anonymous

    Here’s what I posted to the Pat Dolan piece in City Room of the NYTimes 3 hours ago, but I guess it is still being “reviewed:”  The photo accompanying this article is particularly ironic and sad. The road on which Dolan was killed had no pedestrian refuge like the one she is standing on. Maybe if there had been one so she did not have to cross a road seven lanes in width, she might still be here today.FWIW, NYC-DOT has tried to install pedestrian refuges around the city, only to be berated by car-focused politicians and media figures. http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/06/01/kramer-and-hikind-exaggerate-victo…

  • Dirk Peters

    Thanks, Chris. My bad! No email on for these guys, but call them at 212-534-9783 or send snail mail to 2287 1st Ave 10035.

  • m to the i

    and, just so everyone knows, the NYPD is beating people up, pepper spraying them, and arresting them in order to clear the roads for cars and trucks. but apparently, bicycles don’t count as traffic to the NYPD. they closed the manhattan bridge bicycle path because of the protesters that were not even at the bridge.  of course, car lanes were open and guarded by riot police to make sure traffic would continue to flow freely if they showed up. oh, how many issues does this bring up. two important ones that i can think of:

    1.  why wouldnt the protesters be allowed to bike or walk over the bicycle or pedestrian paths of the bridge?2.  why is the nypd protecting one class of citizens over another?3.  how can we expect the nypd to fairly investigate any crashes with bicycles or pedestrians involved?

  • fj

    6trilliondollarTransportation ” http://www.grist.org/energy-policy/2011-10-26-direct-subsidies-to-fossil-fuels-are-tip-of-melting-iceburg ” @grist

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  • carma

    m to the i:

    the nypd were NOT pepper spraying, beating folks up, etc…
    the protestors were NOT on the streets, but on the sidewalks and blocking building entrances.  just as they have every right to protest, so does the citizens who need to get on their business/work.  the protesters do NOT have a right to prohibit other citizens from going with their business.

    if you look at Brandon Watts, the now poster child for OWS bratty behavior.  he’s proud to get arrested, and in fact is the one who instigates any action against the cops first.  lets be real.  if you in any way try to harass a cop by swiping their hat, running away, dont expect them to play nice with you.  and NO, its not the cops overstepping their power bounds, its the fact that folks like Brandon instigated a situation in which an officer does have a right to respond with force.

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