Today’s Headlines

  • It’s Official: 2010 Was the Hottest Summer in NYC History (NYT)
  • Stringer Echoes CB 7 Call For Less Parking at Riverside Center (West Side Spirit)
  • City Cuts Back on Yellow School Bus Service, Court Rejects Staten Islanders’ Lawsuit (WSJ)
  • Five-Year-Old Bronx Hit-And-Run Victim In Coma, Will Survive (News
  • City Limits Revisits the Legacy of Dan Doctoroff, From Stadiums to Skyscrapers 
  • David Bragdon: NYC and Portland Driven By Different Kinds of Green (Sustainable Business Oregon)
  • Could MTA Have Developed Housing Above Second Ave Subway Ventilation Buildings? (NYT)
  • Stunner: Columbus Ave Protected Lane Going Through Initial Adjustment Period (DNAinfo)
  • Hampton Jitney Provides One Case Study for Private Transit (WSJ)
  • Darius McCollum Racks Up 27th Arrest for Transit Joyride (News)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Larry Littlefield

    As for housing over MTA facilities, only if lawyers could have been excluded from the residential portion of the building. Otherwise, one would surely have filed a lawsuit against the harm caused by the ventilation plants, gotten an injunction, and shut the subway down until they were provided with an “appropriate settlement.”

    It doesn’t matter if not building over the plants doesn’t make sense. Because this is New York, I don’t blame the MTA.

  • Nina

    In other news this morning, I watched a truck scrape against a stop light post and trash can as it attempted to turn from one narrow financial district street onto another, then knock a piece (one of the ‘hoods’ over the lights) off the stop light onto the sidewalk where it could have hit someone if we hadn’t all be cowering away from the corner watching this happen. In Europe, I remember seeing much smaller trucks (including garbage and fire trucks) on the old, narrow city streets and no one tried to force a semi through them. Do we have any regulations as to truck size on our streets? Which agency would control that? It seems pretty dangerous to have vehicles in heavily populated areas that can’t meet the turning radius of the streets.

  • So Mexico arrested a major drug kingpin who grew up in suburban Texas.

    At 19 he killed someone when speeding, and never went to jail. He was also cited for DUI a few years later and reckless driving. Again, no jail.

    He went on to be a mass murderer.

    I wonder what would have happened if Texas would have done their job and thrown him in jail for homicide when he was 19 and not let him run around doing what he wanted?