This Week: A Conversation With Manhattan DA Cy Vance

This week in livable streets events, a conversation and Q&A with Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance. Also, the MTA and NYMTC continue to hold public meetings on Metro-North expansion and the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan, respectively, and DOT presents a proposal to calm traffic on Lefferts Boulevard.

  • Tuesday: The MTA will host a public information session with updates on proposed Metro-North service in the east Bronx, including four stations that would serve Morris Park, Co-op City, Hunts Point and Parkchester, providing connections to Penn Station, Westchester and Connecticut. 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council holds a Brooklyn open house on the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan, the 25-year blueprint for multi-modal transportation strategies and investments in the NYMTC region. 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday: Another NYMTC RTP 2040 open house, this time in Queens. 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Also Thursday: NYC DOT will present a traffic calming plan for Lefferts Boulevard to Queens Community Board 10. 7:45 p.m.
  • Friday: The Center for New York City Law’s Breakfast Series will feature a conversation and Q&A with Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance. 8:15 a.m. RSVP requested.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

  • Anonymous

    Is anyone from Streetsblog (or any Streetsblog regulars) going to the Cy Vance discussion?  I can’t, but if any Streetsbloggers are going, I think it would be great to try to crowd-source a question or two before the discussion.  Anyone here have anything specific they’d like to ask Vance about, for an obvious example, NYC’s failure to prosecute drivers who injure and kill, and where that failure stems from? 

    I’ll get started (and others can definitely improve upon this):  often when an NYC driver injures or kills, they sometimes DO face charges for some thing or other–but too often, it’s only administrative things like an expired license or something–and the actual injury or fatality goes unaddressed by NYPD and the DA.  Why?

  • Anonymous

    It would be great to find multiple examples from another jurisdictions where a driver injured or killed, and then was charged for the injury/fatality *in addition to* whatever other things like DWI, no license, etc; and then contrast that with multiple examples where an NYC driver did the same thing, but was only charged with the things unrelated to the actual injury/fatality.

    I wish I had the time to dig up such a set of info between now and the event, but I don’t.  Anyone else?!

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