Today’s Headlines

  • Pricing Hearings Set for Friday (Daily Politics)
  • RELATED: Congestion Pricing ‘Unlikely’ to Get a Vote (Sun)
  • RELATED: Lawmakers Support PlaNYC, Pricing (Sun)
  • Storm System Inundates NYC Metro (Newsday, Post)
  • New Yorkers Among Lowest Per Capita Polluters (Post, AMNY)
  • Climate Change Is Good Business for Weather Channel (NYT)
  • Plans Proposed for Governors Island (Wonkster)
  • Brooklyn Whole Foods’ ‘Talk Not Matching Their Walk’ (Bloomberg)
  • Utility Poles to Get Pedestrian Warning Lights (Post)
  • Driver Kills Grandmother, Charged with Failing to Yield (Daily News)
  • Zipcar Comes to Clinton Hill (Clinton Hill Blog)
  • Detroit Carmakers Seek to Improve Image (NYT)
  • NYPD Sweep Nets Bikes (onNYTurf)
  • Bike Lane-Blocking Driver Gets Defensive (MyBikeLane)
  • Porsche vs. Ferrari in Southampton [Third Item] (The Beach)
  • Charlie D.

    Re: Grandmother killed by ice cream truck

    “He was not charged with a crime, but police did issue summonses for equipment violations and failing to yield to a pedestrian.”

    What the heck?! How about “vehicular homicide”?!

  • ddartley

    Whole Foods:

    forgive if this is a repeat–but the Union Square one has (had?) another dubious practice: on rainy days, a mean looking security guard at the entrance hands out plastic bags to every patron who enters with an umbrella (remember, it’s a very busy store), and insists they put their umbrella in it. The policy goes very nicely with the signs they have posted up the whole side of their up-escalator, talking about how many tons of plastic garbage Americans produce, and how we should all switch to reusable bags.

  • NIccolo’ Machiavelli

    We see a pattern developing here with the “green” development of Bloomberg and Doctoroff (B & D, as they have been called).
    Downzoning in some neighborhoods to the applause of the anti-development folks, pushing density off to industrial areas and shoe-horning in suburban style big boxes and parking lots, making the developers happy. Its a political shell game played with development rights and parking. Hopefully this particular location will choke on the traffic and lose money. It will generate a much bigger traffic mess than either IKEA or Lowes. Who gets credit for Whole Foods politically? Or was that deal done so quickly and surreptitiously that it is in no one’s win column?