Today’s Headlines

  • Vacca Bills Would Require Taxi “Black Boxes” and Photos of Parking Violations (News 1, 2)
  • More on Yesterday’s “Arterial Slow Zones” Announcement: MTRCapNY, Observer, EpochPost
  • Atlantic Ave. Driver Passes School Bus, Hits Crossing Guard, Misses Child; No Charges (BK Eagle)
  • Right of Way Protests Outside Shelly Silver’s Home, Calls for 2,500 Traffic Cams (News, Epoch)
  • Three Months Later, Cy Vance Decides Against Prosecuting 84-Year-Old Alleged Jaywalker (News)
  • 20th Precinct Makes the Case for More Automated Enforcement (DNA)
  • DOT to Alter Signal Timing Where Cooper Stock Was Killed; Cabbie Not Driving “By Choice” (DNA)
  • 19-Year-Old Among Gale Brewer’s CB 4 Appointees (DNA); Melinda Katz Won’t Discuss Process (TL)
  • DOT Will Look at How to Keep Drivers From Crashing Into Cuyler Gore Park (DNA)
  • Temporary Disappearance of Citi Bike Station Causes Panic (BK Heights BlogDNA)
  • Cuomo Rushes to Protect Families From MTA Funding Cuts Subway Ads (2nd Ave Sagas)

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  • Clarke

    The Vacca parking ticket bill could be great…add photo-taking functionality to 311 app and use them to push out tickets (rather than the usual “NYPD responded and found no evidence of illegal parking” BS)

  • Bluewndrpwrmlk96

    It’s infuriating to know that NYPD crossing guards are getting abused and assaulted by motorists, especially since I don’t think they are even permitted to write violations of any kind. All they are allowed to do is stop traffic to let people cross in the crosswalk. Three words: Arterial Slow Zone, and not a moment too soon…

  • Kevin Love

    Shameeka White is a true hero. She risked her life to protect an innocent child from a violent, dangerous criminal . And sustained serious injuries including a fractured left arm and knee.

    The violent, dangerous criminal? Is he securely locked up in jail? No. No consequences. So it is safe to predict that the criminal will continue to commit crimes of violence. And brave heroes like Shameeka White will continue to pay the price.

    Contrast the heroism of Shameeka White with the cowardice of the five NYPD officers that savagely beat bloody an 84-year-old man for the “crime” of not understanding English. Looks like they felt “disrespected” by his incomprehension and just had to beat him up. Disgusting.

    Todays news features a criminal, a hero and five cowards. The criminal was totally unpunished. The five cowards will go back to their well-paid jobs. And the hero has serious injuries from her $10-13/hr job “limited to 25 hours per week.”

  • Ian Turner

    We really need a citizen summons framework for parking tickets.

  • Bolwerk

    We need it for every kind of ticket, linked to many other policing reforms. And the police should be every bit as subject to it as anyone else.

  • Bolwerk

    The transit system here is in a permanent state of decay from neglect, and Cuomo and his fellow GOPers are worried about exposure to an organ most people with triple digit IQs spent their infancies sucking voraciously.

    This is what happens when busybody milquetoast prigs are elected instead of sane people.

  • Nathanael

    I suspect them of suffering from lead poisoning. Cuomo’s the right age to have inhaled a lot of lead fumes as a kid, old enough to predate the banning of leaded gasoline.

    People with brain damage shouldn’t be in elected office. (Sadly, this country made a man with an obvious advanced case of Alzheimer’s into the President of the US back in 1980, so I’m not holding out much hope for avoiding this problem.)

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