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Today’s Headlines

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MTA Could Spend $20 Million on New Service, Cleanliness Programs (News via 2nd Ave Sagas) After Waffling, TLC Commits to Issuing 6,000 Boro Taxi Licenses This Summer (CapNY, News) DWI Driver Who Killed MTA Bus Driver “Too Drunk to Know What He Was Doing” (News) Citi Bike Workers Organize to Join TWU Local 100 (News) Car Wash Employee […]

Parks Department Repairs Hudson River Greenway Sinkhole

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Happy Bike to Work Day: The Parks Department has repaired the Hudson River Greenway sinkhole. Streetsblog first reported on the sinkhole, located just north of 181st Street in Washington Heights, almost a year ago. Temporary fixes didn’t keep it from widening. As the problem got worse, the Parks Department said the agency was trying to […]

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In Line With de Blasio Campaign Promise, TLC Delays Adding More Boro Taxis (NYT, CapNY 1, 2) Joan McDonald, Tom Prendergast Talk About the High Cost of Capital Projects (Gotham Gazette) DNA Offers In-Depth Profile of Rosa Anidjar, Killed Earlier This Month Crossing Queens Blvd DOT Plan Would Widen Median, Add Dividers at Dangerous Astoria Blvd Intersection […]

DA Ken Thompson Won’t Say When DWI Killer Might Drive Again [Updated]

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The office of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson won’t talk about reported developments in the case of a defendant who avoided a homicide charge after killing a pedestrian while driving drunk. Eric Nesmith hit Roxana Gomez at Flatbush Avenue and St. Marks Avenue with a BMW sedan just after midnight on July 5, 2013, according to witness accounts and the Post. Gomez, 27, suffered […]

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Where NYC and Sweden Differ on Vision Zero: How Much Can Road Design Solve? (NYT) 78th Precinct Tells Officers to Stop Using Sidewalk as Personal Parking Lot (News) Oddo’s Transportation Task Force Is Really Focused on Potholes and Repaving (Advance) MTA to Offer Free Transfer Between G and JMZ Trains During Greenpoint Tube Closure (News) […]

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NYT Visits Sweden and Finds that New York Has a Lot to Do If It’s Serious About Vision Zero LIRR Chief Reportedly Axed in Part Over Opposition to Bringing MNR to Penn (2nd Ave Sagas) Driver Kills 64-Year-Old Pedestrian Anthony Githere in East Harlem Parking Lot (WNBC) Driver Critically Injures Cyclist on 11th Avenue in Dyker Heights Over […]

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Woodhaven SBS Could Feature Physically-Separated Bus Lanes (News via 2nd Avenue Sagas) Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Man Working in Street at Gowanus Auto Body Shop (News, DNA, NY1) Two Hit-and-Run Drivers Kill Cyclist on Rockaway Blvd in Ozone Park (News, WNBC, WPIX) U-Turning Livery Driver Injures Child on Sidewalk, Smashes Barber Shop (News, Gothamist, News 12) […]

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School Bus Driver Strikes, Kills Woman Crossing 2nd Avenue at 93rd Street (NYT, News, Post, NY1) Malliotakis Says 20 MPH Limit for Manhattan, Not SI: “Speeders Are Going to Speed” (Advance) Women Use Brooklyn Citi Bike Stations Most, While Men Dominate Midtown (WNYC) Decision Time: TLC Commissioner Could Double Boro Taxi Licenses Next Month (CapNY) […]

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Amtrak CEO: With Aging Tunnels and No ARC, Northeast Corridor in Jeopardy (CapNY, Biz Insider) Perpetual Transit Raider Cuomo Directs MTA to Plan for the Future (CapNY, News, 2nd Ave Sagas) Mary Beth Kelly: Families for Safe Streets “Determined” to Get Gov Onboard for 20 MPH Bill (WNYC) DOT Proposes East Side Bike Lanes (DNA); Kallos Wants Funds […]

De Blasio Housing Plan Meekly Suggests Parking Reform

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There’s a deep connection between parking policy and housing affordability. The more space New York devotes to car storage, the less space is available to house people. And yet, 50 year old laws mandating the construction of parking in new residential development persist in most of the city, driving up construction costs and hampering the […]