Today’s Headlines

  • Allison Liao, 3, Killed by Driver Making a Turn in Flushing (Post); News Sticks to Victim-Blaming
  • Those Motorcyclists Terrorizing NYC? Some of Them Are NYPD (NYTDNAPost)
  • Two Pedestrians in Critical Condition After Separate Queens Crashes; “No Criminality” (Post)
  • Manhattan Pedestrians Hurt in Two Hit-and-Runs, and One Suspect Is a Cab Driver (Post)
  • William Hemphill, 51, Killed by Off-Duty Cop in Staten Island Hit-and-Run (Post)
  • After Woman on Skateboard Is Killed by Bus Driver, the Times Asks: Is Skateboarding Safe?
  • Lhota Says He Would Increase City Contribution to MTA (News)
  • Crain’s: The 7 Line Extension Is Fueling a Far West Side Development Boom
  • Rockaway Beach Line Included in MTA 20-Year Capital Needs Assessment (News)
  • Jax Heights Resident: Auto-Oriented Willets Point Mall Will Be a Traffic-Generating Nightmare (Q Trib)
  • The Post Wants Pedicab Operators to Get Driver’s Licenses
  • Sian Green Says Cabbie Who Maimed Her — Now Back on the Job — Was Aiming for Cyclist (News)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Crazy

    “Last October, city officials moved to stop an unsanctioned street race known as the Broadway Bomb, citing the ‘reckless and dangerous’ behavior of past skateboarders.”

    Unbelievable. This year the Broadway Bomb should switch from a few hundred skateboards to 1,000 motorcycles. The NYPD won’t do a thing to stop them.

  • Bolwerk

    Bloomberg sycophants see Willets Point as an accomplishment, too. For a fraction of the price of the 7 extension to the west side, the subway could have been sent to Willets Point and even conservatively smarter land use planning really could have made an urban neighborhood.

  • Brad Aaron

    I didn’t put this in headlines because I suspect my judgment was clouded by disgust, but you can add animal cruelty to the list of crimes Cy Vance does not prosecute while refusing to explain his inaction.

    http://nypost.com/2013/10/04/ceo-beats-dog-abuse-rap-despite-sick-video-and-confession/

  • Anonymous

    It seems that Winnie Hu from the NYT didn’t contemplate for a second the possibility that someone might use a skateboard for transportation. For her, it’s just a “pastime”.

  • Anonymous

    It seems like all of Willets Point is within a 10 minute walk from the Citi Field 7 train stop. Is that not close enough?

  • Bronxite

    The Willets Point plan is pretty dense, walkable, and transit oriented.

  • Frank Dell

    Bet NYPD would do something if those were 1000 Muslim motorcyclists.

  • Frank Dell

    Cy Vance is an absolute disgrace.

  • Bolwerk

    It’s probably classism or racism. You can bet a poor brown person who does that gets the book thrown at him.

  • Bolwerk

    Apparently for the outer boroughs, but not for Manhattan. Eleventh Avenue to Eighth Avenue is also about 10 minutes.

  • Bolwerk

    Could be, except it’s missing the key ingredient of transit-orientation.

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