Today’s Headlines

  • Building a Better Bus Terminal Might Be the Most Important Transit Project in the NYC Region (WSJ)
  • NYPD Union Delegates, Highway Patrol Implicated in Ticket-Fixing Scandal (NYT, Post)
  • Bloomberg: Ticket-Fixing Couldn’t Happen Today (DNAinfo, NY1)
  • Van Driver Critically Injures Woman in Sunset Park; NYPD: “No Criminality” (Post)
  • Gotham Gazette Checks in on PlaNYC’s Progress
  • Conservatives and Libertarians Call Out O’Toole, Side With Shoup in Parking Debate (Cato Unbound)
  • As West Side Booms, 34th Street’s Crowded Sidewalks and Pokey Buses Must Evolve (MTR)
  • Can Every Community Get Their MTA Bus Service Restored By Gathering Enough Signatures? (DNAinfo)
  • Times Square: So Crowded, No One Goes There Anymore (Metro)
  • Bike Lane Blocking Pics, Tax Day Edition (Gothamist)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

Streetsblog NYC has some seders to get to and will be on a light publishing schedule today.

  • moocow

    I worked in Times Square in 94 in the Olive Garden when it first opened. (I was young! I was desperate! I lived a half block away. And I had never heard of the Olive Garden before)
    And people would say much the same as the woman from Boston:

    “It’s crowded, and we have all the stores in our local malls anyways.”

    This one woman said to me, “We go to the Olive Garden by us out on the ‘Island’ all the time”
    I tried to push people to Hell’s Kitchen for the real food.

  • HamTech87

    RE: Times Square Crowded. What is up with these “cheap shot” articles that always seem to criticize the fine work of DOT under Bloomberg?

  • Mark Walker

    Yes, the PABT needs to be expanded, and not only for the reasons cited by the WSJ. It astounded me when the Newark Airport bus was moved outside the terminal. You and your baggage actually have to stand on the street corner next to the Burger King.

  • The Times Square article is amusing, but I have those same feelings for 34th St. I refuse to go there because it’s so god awful. Besides, it’s a chain store hell. Ick. Obviously, there are plenty of people who have no problem with that, but I’d rather go to the Fulton Mall in Brooklyn. Or if I need my chain store fix, I go to the Union Square area – there’s a nice big park for when I get tired of consuming.

  • Bolwerk

    That bus terminal should never have been built in the first place. If suburbanites want a bus terminal to alight somewhere they don’t want to go, it may as well be near Secaucus to feed the future fantasy 7 Train.

    In the meantime, the commuter buses should be distributed across Manhattan, not focused on one point.

  • Bolwerk

    That bus terminal should never have been built in the first place. If suburbanites want a bus terminal to alight somewhere they don’t want to go, it may as well be near Secaucus to feed the future fantasy 7 Train.

    In the meantime, the commuter buses should be distributed across Manhattan, not focused on one point.

  • Steve Nuozzo

    The Post hates tourists who spend their money here and keep New York’s economy buzzing along. What do you expect from such a liberal rag? Oh, wait…

  • The Truth

    NYPD cop union:
    Yeah, we break the law to give our buddies a break. We’ve always done that! Why do all these citizens keep trying to criminalize corruption?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/20/nyregion/police-union-fights-back-against-an-inquiry-calling-ticket-fixing-a-courtesy.html