Today’s Headlines

  • Where Will the BQX Train Yard Go? City Hall Doesn’t Know (Crain’s)
  • Van Bramer Not About to Trade Parking for Affordable Housing (Politico); Crain’s Rips Ydanis Flip-Flop
  • Driver With Suspended License Severely Injures 5-Year-Old Boy in Mott Haven (News)
  • Driver Critically Injures 84-Year-Old on Hylan Boulevard; NYPD Blames Victim (Advance)
  • In the 90th Precinct, Assaulting a Cyclist in Front of Cops Gets You a Stern Lecture (Gothamist)
  • Cops Chase Drag-Racing Motorist Through Queens Until He Crashes, Hits Officer With Car (Post)
  • Man Killed by Livery Cab Driver on Clove Road Identified as Dominick Lamboy, 26 (Advance)
  • New Dorp to Great Kills Bike Path, Stalled by Sandy, Set for Completion in 2021 (Advance)
  • Whatever the Port Authority’s LaGuardia Traffic Management Plan Is, It Isn’t Working (Voice, Post)
  • Your Periodic Reminder From the Staten Island Advance That Speed Enforcement Is a Conspiracy
  • Let’s Not Give Cuomo Any Ideas on How to “Improve” Bus Service (Clickhole)

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  • Joe R.

    The Gothamist article makes me want to puke at the NYPD’s attitude. Maybe we need to make a deal with them. If they don’t want to enforce laws which help cyclists then how about not bothering to enforce laws against cyclists? Stop harassing us for riding on sidewalks or going through red lights (*except in cases where such behavior blatantly endangers pedestrians) and we’ll stop asking them to do things like ticket cars in bike lanes or take reports when cyclists are assaulted. Seems like a fair trade to me. In fact, that’s more or less how things were in this city 25 years ago. It was near impossible to get a cop to ticket motorists endangering cyclists but at the same time you could ride back and forth on sidewalks, or pass red lights, right in front of cops all day long without so much as a glance.

  • bolwerk

    Could put a spur of BQX to Maspeth or something. Should be relatively cheap to put a facility there. But improving transit for poor people is a no-no.

  • ahwr

    There are poorer sections along the existing route than Maspeth.

    https://project.wnyc.org/median-income-nation/#13/40.6926/-73.9843

    Plenty of low value spots under the BQE and bridges along the route. Fenced off storage areas, parking lots etc…perfect spot for a streetcar maintenance/storage yard.

  • bolwerk

    True, but fewer every year. Probably the point of this. :-

    I almost said something similar, but I guess I can understand why they’d be avoiding flood areas and residential condemnation. Plus it is imperative they avoid pissing off Ikea, or whatever big box has a parking lot outside the flood zones.

  • AMH

    What’s that ClickHole story about? Is it actually April 1?

  • Joe R.

    I’m pretty sure it’s tongue-in-cheek. Hey tourists, get a picture of yourself riding a bus in the middle of the summer with someone’s armpit right in your face, just like a real NYer! Limited time only! Just $6.99!

  • AnoNYC

    The Crain’s editorial is on point:

    “No wonder inequality is so pronounced in New York. De Blasio gets that more supply will ease prices, but council members either do not or just lack the courage to educate their constituents. And Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, for her part, has continued the council’s tradition of deferring to the local member on land-use matters. If our elected leaders don’t lead, what is the point of having them?”

    As for the collision in Mott Haven which injured a child, i’m surprised the driver even stopped. Timpson Place is a great location for a speed camera because it’s a slip off Bruckner Blvd.

  • Larry Littlefield

    What LaGuardia needs is a two-lane loop just for buses, separate from all other vehicles.

    Perhaps a three level roadway adjacent to the terminal. A lower roadway for pick-ups. An upper roadway for drop offs. And a middle roadway, with pedestrian ramps to sidewalk for both levels, in between.

    Buses from everywhere, public and private, could use that busway.

  • sbauman

    Cuomo should use the same standard for the LaGuardia rehab, as he is for the Canarsie Tunnels. Close the airport until the work is complete.

  • kevd

    ClickHole is a comedy site.
    read it as if it were The Onion.

  • kevd

    Not if it is a marginal, ancillary benefit of improving real estate values for well connected developers!

  • AMH

    In that case, great story!

  • bolwerk

    The irony of that is that happens no matter what when you make transit improvements at that scale. And could probably happen more in Maspeth, at least with some land use rule changes, than it ever could along the waterfront.

  • iSkyscraper

    I don’t think it is on point at all. Council members and constituents understand the desire to build, but the devil is in the details. There are good proposals for growth and bad proposals for growth. Sherman Plaza was a bad proposal once you moved past the soundbites. Frankly, any spot-rezoning by a private developer is probably going to be a bad proposal. (The courts recognize spot rezonings as impermissible and “the very antithesis of planned zoning” for a reason.)

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