Today’s Headlines

  • Riverside Center Mega-Development Clears City Council Hurdle (Crain’s, WSJ)
  • The Final Deal Lets Extell Build Whopping 1,500 Parking Spaces (Details to Come)
  • Innovator Gabe Klein Is Out at DC DOT as New Administration Comes to City Hall (GGW, WaPo)
  • Jury Convicts Drunk Driver Who Killed Ysemny Ramos of Manslaughter (News)
  • Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Man Sitting on the Curb in Jamaica (ABC7)
  • B82 Bus Rider Takes Out Anger Over Slow Speed By Attacking Bus Driver (Post)
  • Kips Bay Ped Plaza NIMBYs Live in Fear of Garbage-Strewn Dystopia (DNAinfo)
  • Roosevelt Islander: New Parking Tech Is Good, But Why Add More Car Storage Where It’s Not Needed?
  • New Subway Transfer in Downtown Brooklyn Opens Tomorrow; LIC Transfer Coming in Feb (NY1)
  • Ex-DEP Commish Emily Lloyd Will Succeed Tupper Thomas as Prospect Park Boss (City Room)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Larry Littlefield

    Still waiting for the transfer from Broadway-Lafayette to Bleeker Street northbound. It was planned in the 1995-99 capital plan and was supposed to be built as part of the 2000-04 capital plan, but deferred due to cost over-runs on other projects.

    That would allow B, D, F, M riders to transfer to the Uptown 6, to get to the jobs on the East Side with one change of trains. The #6 local is not crowded in the non-peak direction, while the 4/5 is jammed in both directions from Atlantic/Flatbush to 51st Street.

    Today, B & D riders can transfer at Atlantic and Flatbush, but they’d have to pack on the jammed 4/5. F riders have to transfer to the A/C at Jay Street and then the 4/5 at Broadway/Nassau, and again jam on to the 4/5. Of they can go all the way around to 53rd and Lex, and transfer there, but that is more crowded and out of the way.

  • J. Mork
  • Yes, it is. I passed through there yesterday and I could hear them working on it.