Today’s Headlines

  • Disgusting Defense From Killer DWI Cop Andrew Kelly: Blame the Victim (News, Post)
  • Gov’s Budget Comes Up Way Short on Student MetroCards (Great Headline, Daily News)
  • Speed Cams in Gov’s Budget Are Only for State Police, Not NYC Streets (Observer)
  • Nicole Gelinas: Walder’s Cost-Cutting Plan Neglects to Mention Executive and Union Pay (Post)
  • Brooklyn Speaks Makes Its Case Against Atlantic Yards and ESDC in Court (MTR, Bklyn Paper)
  • Governing Mag: Cities for Cycling Can Cut Thru Red Tape Holding Back Bike Projects (via Planetizen)
  • Congestion Nation: Scenes From America’s Car-Clogged Highways (Daily Beast via Gothamist)
  • DOT Rejects Speed Humps for Alderton Ave: "Too Many Driveways" (Queens Chron)
  • Two Car-Oriented Strips in the Bronx Up for Rezoning by City Planning (News)
  • Refreshing: LAPD Now Has a Task Force Working With Cyclists on Street Safety (Streetsblog LA)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Larry Littlefield

    Apparently, some things are worth fighting for.

    “An angry 83-year-old brawler beat a 99-year-old man old with a metal steering-wheel lock in Brooklyn in a fight over parking, authorities said yesterday. The geriatric dust-up happened at 2:10 p.m. Monday across the street from Maimonides Hospital in Borough Park, when Gersh Gofman, 83, of Sheepshead Bay, pulled his car in front of the driveway outside Steve Pulwers’ house.”

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  • Josh

    Wow, that poll in the Daily News article is awful:

    “Do you think the MTA has an obligation to fund free metrocards for all students?

    Yes, it’s New York’s obligation to students who must commute.

    No, it’s a waste of funds that can be spent elsewhere.”

    Obviously it’s NEW YORK’S obligation to get students to and from school, whether it’s by bus upstate or by subway here in the city, but that’s different from asking whether THE MTA has such an obligation.

  • TKO

    There seems to always be a anti union theme lurking on this web site. Seems to always creep in here and there.

  • J. Mork

    Maybe the union is anti-us.

  • Why aren’t stop signs considered street calming?

  • It’s not that the union is anti-us; it’s that Gelinas and the rest of the Manhattan Institute hacks don’t really know what makes transit cheaper in other countries. If they’d stepped outside New York for a second they’d realize that its union pay is high but not outrageously so by the standards of Europe or Japan. The differences in efficiency boil down to how many employees perform a given function, not how well they’re compensated. It always irks me that people who work for donor-funded thinktanks think they have the right to tell other people what value the market has put on their work. It’s class-A hypocrisy.