Irritated subway riders can now turn their frustration into poetry. Vent Your Inspiration calls on riders to compose poems about what they want to improve about the subway system and what they appreciate about the MTA. Contestants have until Monday, November 20 to send in their work. The MTA totally stole this idea.



De Blasio’s Excuse: There Shoulda Been a Brooklyn Lock Box

Yesterday, a reader sent along City Council Member Bill de Blasio’s letter to constituents [PDF] explaining his "Nay" vote on congestion pricing. Plenty of campaign fodder here, should someone who really believes in funding transit, bike, and pedestrian improvements challenge de Blasio in the 2009 race for Brooklyn Borough President. (His known opponent, Charles Barron, […]