Today’s Headlines

  • Real-Time Bus Info Launches for All of Staten Island (Transpo Nation)
  • Even Police-Friendly Peter Vallone Thinks NYPD Traffic Enforcement Inadequate (Voice)
  • After Drunk Driver Nearly Kills Teen, City Island Forces Bar to Close (News)
  • Another Bike/Ped Crash on Prospect Park Downhill (Bklyn Paper)
  • Joe Lhota Declares Self “Rider-Chairman,” Vows to Focus on Subway Eyesores (News)
  • News: Lhota Must Find New Money to Pay for MTA Capital Plan, Protect Existing Revenues
  • Restoring MTA’s Image Top Priority for Lhota (Transpo Nation)
  • Lhota Claims Good Relationship With Cuomo, Administration (CapTon)
  • Lhota Could Not Be Better Prepared to Take On Subway Rat Problem (Post)
  • MTA Labor Demands Include Cuts to Health and Vacation Days (Post)
  • In Garment District, Parking Is Latest Conflict Between Residents and Industry (DNAinfo)
  • City Council-Created Street Closure Map Goes Live (DNAinfo)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Islander

    City Island.  Isn’t that Jimmy Vacca’s district?  How many drunk bicyclists have hit teenagers?

  • J

    Lhota is certainly saying things that sound good to me. We’ll see how he does with securing funding and preventing service cuts and drastic fare hikes.

  • Larry Littlefield

    Fresh Direct:  Give us tax break and subsidies or we will move to New Jersey, continue to double park and make noise in New York, and claim that the Bloomberg Administration doesn’t care about blue collar jobs.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/11/nyregion/fresh-direct-has-100-million-offer-from-new-jersey.html?_r=1&ref=nyregion

    Let them go.  And use the money to subsidize a new venture in NYC to replace them.  Perhaps one that parks its delivery trucks in industrial areas, and has bicycles deliver the food to individual addresses from there, or something.

    ” The drivers make less than $10 an hour.”

    They’ll probably cut that to make up for the tolls from New Jersey.

  • J

    The street closure map, while cool, is missing many of the street closures around Atlantic Yards. For instance, 5th Ave between Flatbush and Atlantic has been completely demapped, and parts of Pacific Street and Carleton have been closed for years.

  • Bolwerk

    These drunk driving stories are obviously tragic, but these people need to stop putting ALL the responsibility on bars.  It sounds like that bar was somewhat shady anyway, but bars shouldn’t have to nanny their customers and shouldn’t have their livelihoods destroyed because their customers later do something stupid anymore than cigarette manufacturers should be blamed for cancer or fast food manufacturers should be blamed for obesity.

    And if you live in, or raise children, in a car-dependent environment, some of the blame for so-called “accidents” is on you too. Driving casualties aren’t random, even (especially) if they involve alcohol.

  • Bolwerk

    Lhota is starting to sound kinda full of that stuff someone’s dad says.  Eyesores?  Rider-chairman?  How about making sure the damn system works for us plebes? How about making sure we get a regime in place where we can actually expand our system cost-effectively?  I don’t care if he rides or not.

  • carma

    @3a9cb377ae68ba7b489d30e5eb859747:disqus 
    Lhota makes me really miss Jay Walder.  theres a guy who really did try to do more with less.  enough rhetoric Lhota.  Do something.  prove you can make a decrepit system work even with the limited resources allocated.

  • Goldberg

    TUDOR CITY RESIDENTS ARE UP IN ARMS OVER THE POSSIBILITY OF A NOISY PUBLIC PLAZA IN PLACE OF THEIR QUIET LANDMARKED CUL DE SAC AT E. 43RD STREET.Since there is talk of wanting to park bikes there, why not put it in the natural spot:in the 41st Street cul de sac, next to Conrad’s bike store!?

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