Today’s Headlines

  • Your Train Is Randomly Being Held at the Station by NYPD. Please Be Patient. (AMNYPost)
  • NJ Transit Workers Set to Strike (NYT) Amid Calls for Christie’s Resignation (APP, NYT, WSJ)
  • Christie Isn’t the Only Tri-State Governor With Zero Credibility on Funding Transit (MTRGothamist)
  • Trottenberg Tells Council Woodhaven SBS Would Cost $400M, Double the Original Budget (Politico)
  • Trottenberg Names Amazon and Fresh Direct as Contributors to Traffic Congestion (News)
  • NY1’s Roger Clark: Citi Bike Is a Valuable and Beloved Service That Wastes Curbside Parking Spots
  • Hit-and-Run Drivers Critically Injure Senior in Gravesend (DNA), Hurt Cop in SI (Advance, News)
  • NYPD Cop Killed on NJ Turnpike Drew Gun on Another Driver Before He Was Struck (Gothamist)
  • Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Questions DDC on Project Delays and Budget Increases (DNA)
  • David Greenfield Says MTA Is Withholding Study on Restoring F Express (BK Daily)
  • Kimmelman: Calatrava’s PATH Station Much Pricier Than Grand Central Was, and For What? (NYT)

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  • bolwerk

    I wasn’t endorsing the idea of protest votes (actually kind of indifferent) but if you’re going to throw it away anywhere you may as well not vote for the hyper-authoritarian.

    I do think people should be allowed to vote their consciences though.

  • Alexander Vucelic

    come to my next CB meeting and as can pitch together 🙂

    how much would the car2go pay for their spaces $500 a month ?

  • Joe R.

    I think Trump knows exactly what he’ll do. I say that as a person who has at times intentionally kept all those around me in a continual guessing game as to what I’ll do next, sometimes for no other reason than to break up an otherwise boring daily routine. The thing is he’s not sharing it with anyone. At least not yet. He’ll probably have to firm up his positions if/when he secures the nomination. People will vote for someone with a few blanks but not a total enigma.

    I personally have no intentions whatsoever to vote this year. NYS is carrying Hillary, or if he gets in by some miracle, Sanders. If this were a swing state I’d probably vote. But thanks to our electoral system, my vote literally doesn’t matter. We should have moved to a popular vote decades ago but we didn’t. I therefore can’t in good conscience bring myself to vote for either of these clowns. I simply reiterate if I had to vote for one, it would be Trump, albeit by a slim margin. Sanders I could have voted for somewhat enthusiastically, although I didn’t like the idea of more taxes to pay for health care. I personally feel we can pay for national health care just by cutting the fat out of Medicare and Medicaid.

  • neroden

    Bernie’s a pretty great candidate. Even if he’s just calling for restoring FDR’s New Deal plus environmental action to stop climate change… that seems like a pretty good idea.

  • neroden

    National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. For what it’s worth.

  • neroden

    If everyone who prefers Sanders but voted for Clinton because they thought she was “more electable”… instead JUST VOTED FOR SANDERS, Sanders would win.

    The horrible thing is that Clinton is unelectable. Sanders is much, much more electable. Every single piece of evidence shows this, including the polls. Clinton is a god-awful campaigner.

  • neroden

    In NY, your general election vote literally doesn’t matter. You might as well protest vote.

    Your primary vote *does* matter (thanks to the Democrats using proportional representation in the primaries), so do vote there.

  • neroden

    Liquidate the NYPD for systemic corruption. Serpico says it hasn’t gotten any better since he was there. No point in trying to reform it any more. Fire ’em all and start over.

  • reasonableexplanation

    That sort of thing wouldn’t be decided at your CB, meeting I think; it would likely be an agreement between Daimler Ag and NYC.

    Having said that, in Seattle, car2go pays the city $1330/car/yr for unlimited free parking anywhere in the city, including metered spots.

  • Alexander Vucelic

    community boards would need to support the plan.

    $1,300 a year sounds about right for Seattle as a market clearing price. In Manhattan, a market clearing price for dedicated streetsspace might be closer to $10k annually.

  • bolwerk

    It probably does help keep the party viable at the state level to do that.

    I personally don’t see much difference between a WFP or (in olden times anyway) Liberal and a relatively mild center of right Democrat though. And I’m not sure what to think of the Greens. I had some respect for WFP, but lost it when they let Cuomo bully them into endorsing him.

  • reasonableexplanation

    Sure, but the idea like that can’t start at a CB, it passes through it, doesn’t it? Especially since car2go buying spots only makes sense if it’s a citywide thing.

    Don’t flatter NYC, parking doesn’t cost 8x more here than Seattle. Looking at garage prices on best parking: parking 9:30am-4:30pm in the Seattle core costs about $22, and about $30 in midtown. So that scales to $1770 here. Having said that, that’s for unlimited metered parking. I wonder if a permanent spot should cost more, or less?

  • Alexander Vucelic

    how Much for a Monthly spot in a garage ?

    In Midtown, figure $600. So a dedicated street space would be 20% more or $720 a month or $8,000 a year.

    You are correct $10k was too Much

  • reasonableexplanation

    I’m seeing 300-400 for a monthly spot in midtown. In seattle it’s 250-350. So that’s actually a smaller difference, and scales up to ~1500/yr.

  • Alexander Vucelic

    including the 18% tax ?

  • reasonableexplanation

    according to bestparking it’s inclusive of all taxes.

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