Today’s Headlines

  • Cuomo’s Federal Aid Request Is No Sure Thing (NYT)
  • No Refunds for Pre-Sandy MetroCards (NYT, Post)
  • Christie to End Gas Rationing; Bloomberg: “Let’s Ride With It.” (CBS, Post)
  • Cashless Tolls Now in Effect on the Henry Hudson Bridge (DNA)
  • At Least 20 Hurt, Including Pedestrian and Bus Riders, in Four Lincoln Tunnel Crashes (DNA, NY1)
  • Man Struck by NYPD Billed for Damage to Cruiser (News)
  • Brian Lehrer: What Would It Take to Stormproof NYC? (TransNat)
  • Dozens of MTA Employees Were Stranded in Evacuation Zones During Sandy (News 1, 2)
  • Cap’n Transit: Not Everything Destroyed in the Storm Should Be Rebuilt
  • Adolfo Carrion Jr. “All But Certain” to Seek Republican Nomination for Mayor (NYT)
  • It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up for Saturday’s BK Gateway Vision Launch (MTR)

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  • Larry Littlefield

    I raised some of the same issues as Captn Transit a little less judgementally over on the now expiring Room Eight.  In another metro area it would make lots of sense to encourage or require rebuilding on higher ground.

    The problem is, in the New York area we have very little in the way of development sites, expensive land, and expensive construction for 75 miles out from Manhatttan.  We’re mostly built out.  Development that replaces other viable development, even at significantly higher densities, is difficult, time consuming and costly.

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