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.”

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