Today’s Headlines

  • Rangel Has 4-Point Lead With 99% Reporting; Espaillat Won’t Concede (Politico, CapNY, WSJ)
  • MTA Announces Members of Cuomo’s Transit “Reinvention Commission,” Meeting Today (Crain’s)
  • Ocean Pkwy Safety Fixes Still Being Designed, Begin Construction Next Spring (Ditmas Park Corner)
  • In Immigrant Communities, Pedestrian Plazas Are a Vital Civic Space (Gotham Gazette)
  • DOT to Install Fourth Avenue Safety Upgrades in Bay Ridge, But No Road Diet (Bklyn Daily Eagle)
  • TZB Clean Water Fund Loan: EPA Says It’s Under Review (LoHud); NYT Tells Cuomo to Slow Down
  • LIRR Unions Reject Latest Offer, Set to Strike Next Month; Commuter Bus Plan Ready (NYT)
  • DOT’s Street Conversions to One-Way Hit a Speed Bump at Brooklyn CB 1 (Bklyn Paper)
  • Brooklyn CB 9 Has Had the Same Chair Nearly Every Year Since 1979, But No More (DNA)
  • Cy Vance Takes Hard Line Against Dangerous Driving — If You Brag About It on YouTube (NYT)
  • New Housing Coming to Gas Station in Cobble Hill (Bklyn Paper)

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  • qrt145

    Endangering people (but not actually harming anyone) and posting it on YouTube -> crime.

    Killing people, but not posting it on YouTube -> no criminality suspected.

    Intent matters, sure, but actual consequences should matter too!

  • carma

    cy vance – completely out of touch with crimes that DO hurt people.

  • javelint

    It appears that the easiest, risk-free way to assassinate someone is to run them over on the road. The NYPD will laugh it off and only issue a minor traffic ticket.

  • Maggie

    The story of a pedestrian couple killed in Boston this weekend – apparently by an unlicensed driver who ran a red – is still unfolding, but this statement by the Boston district attorney’s office is so striking for the difference with New York City prosecutors’ appalling institutional indifference to victims of senseless traffic violence. It really makes me sick how pedestrians are maimed or killed here and it’s their “fault” for – IDK – darting out or owning a phone or something. Quote below. It’s so simple, but I wish we were seeing this sentiment and commitment to justice from NYC’s civil service in SO very many tragedies.

    from the Globe: The district attorney’s office said it had let the victims’ families know of the decision to postpone charging anyone in the crash “and assured them that every step we take in this probe is with the intention of seeing justice done for them and their loved ones.”

  • Kevin Love

    That’s worst case scenario. Odds are 50/50 there won’t even be a minor traffic ticket. Just “no criminality suspected.”


Today’s Headlines

Bus Time to Launch in Bklyn and Queens, Final Two Boros, “In The Next Several Weeks” (TL, Courier) Dominic Whilby of Georgia Charged With Manslaughter for Crash That Killed MTA Bus Driver (WABC) In Unanimous Vote, Manhattan CB 7 Says Drivers Who Kill or Injure Should Face Consequences (DNA) Man Killed in Atlantic Avenue Hit-and-Run Last Week […]

Today’s Headlines

City Council Votes on Term Limits Today (News, Post) Tom Friedman on the Hazards of Cheaper Oil (NYT) High-Speed Rail Could Spur California Towns to Become More Urban, Transit-Oriented (SF Chron) Tom Vanderbilt Explains Why 30-40 MPH Design Speeds Are Ridiculous for Residential Streets Brooklyn Paper Covers DOT’s Ped Safety Project for Flatbush and Fourth […]

Today’s Headlines

There’s a $12 Billion Shortfall in the Next MTA Capital Plan (Crain’s, CapTon, CapNY) The Times Looks at Traffic Safety in the Wake of Vigil for Jean Chambers Bicyclist Critically Injured by MTA Bus Driver at 62nd and Madison (DNA, Post, Gothamist) Cap’n Transit: Turn a Car Lane on the Brooklyn Bridge Into a Two-Way Bike Lane […]

Today’s Headlines

Ravitch Blasts Cuomo’s Verrazano Toll Cut, But MTA Board Approves It (News, NYT, WSJ, WNYC) BK CB 12 Members Raise Concerns About Ocean Parkway as State DOT Plans Safety Fixes (Bklyn Daily) TZB Transit Report Tomorrow Has “No Surprises and No Guarantees” (LoHud, Times Herald-Record) Illegal Parkers Whine About Tickets Next to “Empty” UWS Bike Lane […]

Today’s Headlines

Bratton Retires Today (DNA, AP, Post, Politico); Valedictory NYT Column Doesn’t Mention Street Safety Polly Trottenberg Stores Her Car on the Street Just Like Everyone Else (Politico, Post, DNA) Hundreds Join TA to Demand de Blasio Do More to Prevent Traffic Deaths (PIX, AMNY) Paul White Calls on James O’Neill to Take Vision Zero Seriously (News) The Daily News […]

Today’s Headlines

In First Two Weeks, Six School Speed Cams Ticketed 900 NYC Drivers (NY1, WNYC, Post, News) Dilan Introduces Senate Companion to Assembly Member O’Donnell’s 20 MPH Bill (Bklyn Paper) Tom Vanderbilt: Going After “Jaywalkers” Is the Ultimate in Windshield Perspective (NYT) Driver Turns Himself in for Hit-and-Run That Injured Four at Woodside Bus Stop (Courier, […]