Today’s Headlines

  • Ready or Not, It’s Election Day: NYTNews
  • 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 (DNACapNYBklyn Paper)
  • East River Bridge Bike Traffic Jumped by 130 Percent Last Thursday (TransNat)
  • Imagining Post-Sandy NYC With Bike Share (Bloomberg)
  • Is This the Most Unhinged Post Attack on Livable Streets Yet?
  • TLC Stops Ride Sharing and Livery Street Hails (CapNY)
  • Woman and Two Children Struck by Van Driver in Williamsburg (Gothamist)
  • Komanoff: Obama Nod Recalls Bloomberg’s Long-Held Position on Carbon Tax (CTC)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Larry Littlefield

    That “bored billionaire” the Post accuses of making it harder to kill people on bicycles is the same man the Post stridently supported ignoring the serfs and cancelling term limits so he could return to office.

    Not only do I not want to hear any criticisms of Bloomberg from the Post I don’t agree with.  I don’t want to hear any criticisms of Bloomberg from the Post that I DO agree with.

  • Danny G

    Boy, those Post editors sure left a lot out of their article! They totally forgot to mention that the hurricane itself was caused by a bizarre combination of the High Altitude Research Project, Militant Islamists, Homegrown Terrorists, $4 Gasoline, Obamacare, Occupy Wall Street, and Hipsters.

  • Voter

    Only writers who were not affected by Sandy in the slightest could have written such an idiotic editorial.

  • Bolwerk

    Mealy “moderation” is no substitute for thinking, even for a technocrat. Bloomberg had some good ideas, but his coddling of Republikans is both bad for his city and country.

    As for the crappy surface transit situation, The Post is a culprit because they propagandize all three kinds of stupid: auto ideologues, anti-surface transit, and anti-pedestrian. As I recall they were even against obvious stuff like the Times Square plaza and SelectBuses, and you won’t find them supporting actual reforms like more subways outside Manhattan, surface LRT, or CP. Then, they have people like Steve Cuozzi, who seems convinced that letting the rabble show its face in public is tantamount to European-style “socialism” (which is actually mainly just conservatism, ironically, the good and the bad).

  • Steely

    please write a letter to the Post right now   http://www.nypost.com/sendletter?type=spo
    it’s tempting to ignore them, but we can’t let them swiftboat bike lanes on the eve of the mayoral election season

  • Ian Turner

    @36056f95783f8cfb512e9d49d4187ce6:disqus : You forgot to mention the fact that the ConEdison explosion was actually an Agenda 21 conspiracy.
    http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2012/11/02/con-ed-explosion-is-a-con-job/
    http://thecosmicalarmclock.com/news/was-con-ed-explosion-initiated-by-iron-thermite

  • Ian Turner

    @36056f95783f8cfb512e9d49d4187ce6:disqus : You forgot to mention the fact that the ConEdison explosion was actually an Agenda 21 conspiracy.
    http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2012/11/02/con-ed-explosion-is-a-con-job/
    http://thecosmicalarmclock.com/news/was-con-ed-explosion-initiated-by-iron-thermite

  • Bolwerk

    @ade8157ee6433663e8b6e3e5aa912d54:disqus: not really a good idea, I don’t think. They’re the print equivalent to Internet trolls. The more negative attention they get, the happier they are.  It would be better to just present smart counter-proposals elsewhere, especially in “mainstream” places that are neutral on such subjects. Even the NYDN would be preferable.

  • Bolwerk

    @ade8157ee6433663e8b6e3e5aa912d54:disqus: not really a good idea, I don’t think. They’re the print equivalent to Internet trolls. The more negative attention they get, the happier they are.  It would be better to just present smart counter-proposals elsewhere, especially in “mainstream” places that are neutral on such subjects. Even the NYDN would be preferable.

  • Anonymous

    My favorite question from that Post comment section comes from the self-employed podiatrist demographic: “No one is looking at the obvious question:are the bicycle companies paying Ms.Khan or the mayor?”

    Yes, yes. *Bicycle companies* have money sufficient to bribe our billionaire mayor. Why hasn’t anyone just *followed the money* before this?

  • Anonymous

    Wow, that Post editorial really is one of the dumbest things I’ve ever read.

  • HamTech87

    Rubenstein’s piece describing Cuomo is finally owning the MTA is great.  His focus on boondoggles like a new Tappan Zee Bridge is a waste of precious dollars — $6 Billion.  Let’s hope his Sandy wake-up call will divert that money to safeguarding  his MTA transit system.

  • Ian Dutton

    This just in from the NY Post: there would have been plenty of gas after Sandy but the fuel trucks turned back when they couldn’t get past the bike lanes and pedestrian plazas!

  • Ben Kintisch

    Cross posted to the NY Post website:
    If you love to drive your car in the city, thank walkers, bus and train riders, and cyclists for making the city a decent place to drive. If you’re sick of traffic, try riding a bike. It’s healthy and fun. Sure beats waiting in gas lines! (Not to mention it helps you stay sexy!)But seriously, the gratuitious attacks on Bloomberg and Sadik-Khan are so lame and tired. They are making the city safer and healthier for everyone. It’s really that simple.

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