Today’s Headlines

  • Prospects for Tappan Zee Transit Have Been Dimming Since Cuomo Was Elected (Transpo Nation)
  • DOT Axes Baruch College Plaza Plan, Rosie Mendez Demands Explanation (DNAinfo)
  • MTA Contract Negotiations Officially Begin With TWU Demands (Crain’sPost)
  • Bike Rooms Boom in Office Buildings, at Least During Real Estate Slump (NYT)
  • Molinaro: Staten Island Toll Discount Aided by Cuomo, Blocked by Christie (Advance)
  • Bikes Allowed Rapid Response as Protesters Reacted to City Raid on Zuccotti Park (Transpo Nation)
  • Kimmelman: Parking Minimums Impede Construction of Small, Affordable Units (NYT)
  • Details Emerge About Silver’s San Juan Bike Crash (NYT)
  • Police Crash Into Mercedes, Sending Car Through Rite Aid Door (Times-Ledger)
  • Deputy Mayor Joe Lhota Wanted Mayoral Control Over MTA (NYT)
  • Markowitz Testifies on Ped-Friendly Fourth Avenue Rezoning to City Council (Post)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Larry Littlefield

    “We’re looking for a fair wage increase, and a fair wage increase is not three zeroes,” said John Samuelsen, president of Transport Workers Union Local 100.”

    Whenever the cost of all those pension enhancement are criticized, union leaders claim their members give up wages for higher pensions.  Well pension costs have soared, and continue to soar, and will continue to soar.  But when it comes time to settle on cash wages, that doesn’t seem to matter much, does it Mr. Samuelson?

    Fraud.  Public employee unions provide public services in return for cash wages only.  And the retroactive pension enhancements for those who already had the richest retirement benefits are a social injustice.  Slashing pay and benefits for future public employees to pay for the thefts of those who came before would be a futher social injustice.

  • Anonymous

    I completely blame Streetsblog for making me click on the New York Post’s “celebrity photos.” 

  • Anonymous

    Bike room article in Times:  I just wrote to leedinfo@usgbc.org and asked them to drop the requirements that showers and changing rooms accompany bike rooms in order for the bike rooms to earn LEED points for their buildings.  I pointed out that plenty of NYC bike commuters don’t need showers, and that adding showers makes a building less environmentally friendly, and therefore less deserving of LEED points.  Buildings with bike rooms, with or without showers and changing rooms, should get LEED points.  It would lead to more NYC buildings providing bike rooms.

  • Anonymous

    Bike room article in Times:  I just wrote to leedinfo@usgbc.org and asked them to drop the requirements that showers and changing rooms accompany bike rooms in order for the bike rooms to earn LEED points for their buildings.  I pointed out that plenty of NYC bike commuters don’t need showers, and that adding showers makes a building less environmentally friendly, and therefore less deserving of LEED points.  Buildings with bike rooms, with or without showers and changing rooms, should get LEED points.  It would lead to more NYC buildings providing bike rooms.

  • Anonymous

    Bike room article in Times:  I just wrote to leedinfo@usgbc.org and asked them to drop the requirements that showers and changing rooms accompany bike rooms in order for the bike rooms to earn LEED points for their buildings.  I pointed out that plenty of NYC bike commuters don’t need showers, and that adding showers makes a building less environmentally friendly, and therefore less deserving of LEED points.  Buildings with bike rooms, with or without showers and changing rooms, should get LEED points.  It would lead to more NYC buildings providing bike rooms.

  • Anonymous

    Bike room article in Times:  I just wrote to leedinfo@usgbc.org and asked them to drop the requirements that showers and changing rooms accompany bike rooms in order for the bike rooms to earn LEED points for their buildings.  I pointed out that plenty of NYC bike commuters don’t need showers, and that adding showers makes a building less environmentally friendly, and therefore less deserving of LEED points.  Buildings with bike rooms, with or without showers and changing rooms, should get LEED points.  It would lead to more NYC buildings providing bike rooms.

  • Anonymous

    Bike room article in Times:  I just wrote to leedinfo@usgbc.org and asked them to drop the requirements that showers and changing rooms accompany bike rooms in order for the bike rooms to earn LEED points for their buildings.  I pointed out that plenty of NYC bike commuters don’t need showers, and that adding showers makes a building less environmentally friendly, and therefore less deserving of LEED points.  Buildings with bike rooms, with or without showers and changing rooms, should get LEED points.  It would lead to more NYC buildings providing bike rooms.

  • fj

    Lessons of a Police Chief: Militarization is a Mistake http://www.j.mp/rODdT9 #ows #occupy #occupywallstreet #occupytogether @yesmagazine