Today’s Headlines

  • Pressure From Electeds Forces Port Authority to Restart PABT Planning Process (WSJAMNY)
  • Developer Drops Plan to Replace Sunnyside Parking Lot With Housing; Van Bramer Pleased (TL)
  • Related: DNA Has a Six-Month Status Report on Proposed Affordable Housing Projects
  • De Blasio Wants Street Fairs to Be Less Generic (Politico)
  • More on Sky High Access-A-Ride Costs From WSJNY1
  • Did David Greenfield Trick Fellow Electeds Into Knocking Cross-Harbor Freight Tunnel? (Crain’sPolitico)
  • 2nd Ave Sagas: The MTA Is Not Ready for Another Sandy
  • Mayor’s Management Report Reflects No Urgency Concerning Spike in Cyclist Deaths (Gothamist)
  • Dirt Bike, ATV Riders Attack and Injure Police in Brooklyn (News)
  • Brooklyn Hippies Will Be Down With Electric Car Race, Post Reports

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • van_vlissingen

    DeBlasio’s issues with getting these affordable projects approved just goes to show what advocates tried to convince him of some time ago: using reduced parking as a carrot for developers in the “transit zone” was a political mistake. Parking minimums should have been replaced across the city with parking maximums and if that wasn’t politically feasible, then at least within the transit zone.
    The carrot of no parking has become the stick with which NIMBYs are attacking these projects. I have no idea whether these projects are good ideas in and of themselves, but I do know that encouraging new residents to park and drive in some of the most dense neighborhoods in this city is a bad idea whether they are rich, poor, or middle class.
    Other incentives should have been used to ensure more of the units were themselves affordable.

  • HamTech87

    While I agree that street fairs, especially in Manhattan, are virtually identical, I don’t want to see them reduced — unless they are replaced by more Summer Streets events. And the remaining street fairs should not close bike lanes.

  • Flakker

    Completely disagree. We have ourselves to blame for not fighting hard enough, showing up at CBs and denouncing parking minimums, SF YIMBY style. The field has been ceded to the same sort of NIMBY that was going to oppose all this anyway. Compared to SF our political effort has been feeble and disjointed, and it’s left a mayor whose personal habits exemplify the opposition mindset to carry this whole program forward.
    The problem is not parking, the problem is that in every case, win or lose, the neighborhood in question has been represented as “the community”, a homogenous mass of gentrification victims. YIMBY people are not visible enough.

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Today’s Headlines

|
Bratton Out (NYT, WSJ, Politico, Post); O’Neill In (NYT 1, 2; Politico 1, 2; WSJ; NY1; Post; News) The Post Says O’Neill Likes to Ride His Bike, and His Harley MTA Plans Select Bus Service Between Downtown Brooklyn and Bushwick (Bklyn Paper) DOT Report Finds Seniors Disproportionately at Risk From Drivers Turning Left (News) Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Roberts Nukheimra, 29, on […]

Today’s Headlines

|
City Readies for Pope Carmageddon (NYT, WSJ), But Mitchell Moss Isn’t Worried (Politico) Imagine, Just for a Second, If the Pope Didn’t Get Driven Around Manhattan (New Yorker, News) Queens CB 7 Votes Against Q44 Select Bus Service in Flushing (TL) Observer and 2nd Avenue Sagas Are Sick of the Political Drama Over MTA Funding Army Corps Inspects […]

Today’s Headlines

|
Judge Finds Probable Cause for Criminal Case Against Chris Christie (NYT) New NJ Transit Chief Steven Santoro Has His Work Cut Out for Him (AP 1, 2; 2AS) NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Hoboken Crash (@2AvSagas, Post, AMNY, News) Presidential Infrastructure Forum in NYC Makes News Mostly Because Trump Snubbed It (Politico, News) Brooklyn Cyclist Who Was Run Over by a Semi […]

Today’s Headlines

|
Cuomo, de Blasio Reach Deal on MTA Capital Funding (Politico, NYT, WSJ, News, Post, WNYC, AMNY) WSJ Has the Story of How the Deal Came Together The Scales in That Fight Were Tilted Toward Cuomo (NYT) Where Will Cuomo’s $8.3 Billion for the MTA Come From? Not From New Taxes (News) Why the C Train Needs Attention From […]

Today’s Headlines

|
So, There’s a Vacancy in the NY State Assembly 65th District (NYT, Politico, News, Post, Crain’s) The Silver Verdict as a Judgment of Albany’s Everyday Criminality (News, NYT) Will the Conviction Change How Albany Operates? (WSJ, Politico) Q44 Select Bus Service Launched on Sunday (DNA) De Blasio: Community Board Votes Against Housing Plan Are “Not the Final Word” (News) Most […]

Today’s Headlines

|
WSJ: Cuomo Has a Plan to “Overhaul” Penn Station Tri-State: New York Needs a Cohesive Vision for Transportation Investment, Not a Grab Bag More on Cuomo’s LI Transpo Event: NYT, WNYC, 2AS; LI Republicans Unimpressed (Newsday) The Deterioration of Subway Service Continues Apace (Gothamist) De Blasio Signs Law to Increase Civil Penalties for Hit-and-Run Drivers (@JimmyVanBramer) Rafael Salamanca and George […]