Today’s Headlines

  • NYPD Detective Turns Self in Nine Days After Queens Hit-And-Run Crash (Post)
  • Rather Than Build Support for Congestion Pricing, Cuomo Says There Is None (Transpo Nation)
  • Unlike 27 Percent Of His Constituents, NY Governor Hasn’t Ridden Transit (Capital)
  • Cuomo Insider to Take Top Political Job at MTA (Transpo Nation)
  • Why Are Construction Costs So High? Here’s One Reason (NYT)
  • DOT to Propose Curb Extensions, Left Turn Lanes, Bike Parking on UWS (DNAinfo)
  • Queens Drivers Box In Fleeing Motorist Who Left Pedestrian Badly Wounded (News)
  • East River Ferry Still Beating Ridership Projections, Still Needs Big Subsidy (WSJ)
  • Atlantic Yards Area Needs Wider Sidewalks, Suggests New Report (News)
  • Newsday Praises MTA For Restoring LIRR Service Cuts, Improving On-Time Service

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Anonymous

    Another day, another story of a cop using a car to injure someone. 

  • KillMoto

    RE: NYPD Detective
    “Defense lawyer James Moschella didn’t dispute that Fantroy’s black SUV hit Gadpaille. But the legal eagle said Fantroy wasn’t in the car at the time.”
    We need to require an ignition interlock that requires one or more of the following [placing smart card license into card reader, a private PIN, a biometric/finger print reader] to start/run a car.  Operator information is saved to the vehicle black box. This way an operator cannot deny they were responsible. 

    Black box data is available by request to NHSTA, police, insurance companies & private detectives without subpoena or warrant.  

    We need this, now.

  • KillMoto

    Notice the detective gets out on $2500 bail but the hit-and-run guy in Queens has to post 10 times that much.  Hmmmmmmmm…

  • Streetsman

    Wow I am beyond ready to start planning the next East River Ferry stops!

    Going north:
    -E 51st/FDR Drive where there’s a ped bridge at the start of the upper portion of the greenway
    -Roosevelt Island at the F train stop
    -E. 90th Street ferry terminal
    -Astoria Park South

    Going south:
    -Atlantic Avenue
    -IKEA
    -58th Street (Sunset Park)
    and/or
    -69th Street (Bay Ridge)

    AND

    There should be CONNECTING SERVICE to the Hudson River terminals – Paulus Hook, World Financial Center, Hoboken, W. 39th Street. It could be a separate ferry route and a transfer you have to make at Wall Street or World Financial Center, but would not require a new ticket. Then you’re really talking about a powerful waterborne transportation tool for New Yorkers and a major incentive for waterfront (re)development

  • I’ll guess Fantroy fled the scene because he was drunk, wanted to sober up before he had to turn himself in.  that way, no felony liability, just the misdemeanor for hit-and-run.  And he got away with it. 

  • Bolwerk

    Bleh, what do you expect from the police?  They’re a special class of
    elite, upstanding citizens.  They also have, at your dime, union legal
    protection available to assist them any time the system, because of a
    procedural quirk, turns against them. Holding them accountable lets the criminals and terrorists win.

    P.S.  You guys still need to get rid of Disqus! Ugh!

  • Anonymous

    When the Daily News isn’t bothering me with a lack of sympathy or complete lack of journalistic integrity or when they print peoples opinions like facts, I get annoyed with their laziness.  A newspaper article should be too long to fit in a tweet.  Why right about something if you have no more than two sentences of information about the topic.  Even this comment is longer than article in question.

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