Today’s Headlines

  • House Vote on Billions for Sandy Relief Pushed to the 15th (NYTNews)
  • Joe Lhota Makes the Rounds With GOP Bigs (WSJNews)
  • Five Reasons Why Lhota Won’t Win (C&S)
  • Driver’s Defense For Mowing Down New Year’s Eve Crowd: He Was Trying to Escape “Mob” (PostNews)
  • Cut in 2010, Weekend Service on the B24 Coming Back This Sunday (DNA)
  • Felix Salmon on What the Avis Acquisition Means for Zipcar
  • What to Do If Transit Isn’t Convenient — The Cap’n Transit Flowchart
  • Looks Like NYC’s Lux Auto Row Won’t Be Getting Priced Out of the West Side (WSJ)
  • A Day in the Life of a Data-Driven NYC Pothole Repair Crew (Gothamist)
  • Is There a 150-Year-Old Locomotive Buried Under Atlantic Avenue? (Bklyn Paper)

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  • jrab

    From the “Auto Row” article:


    Despite environmental concerns and a flagging economy, car sales in the New York area have begun to bounce back. Combined sales in the city, Long Island, and Westchester and Rockland counties were up nearly 10% as of October this year compared with the same period last year, according to AutoCount data provided by the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association. “

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