Today’s Headlines

  • Lhota: Islanders Fans Won’t Take Transit to Barclays? That’s “Complete and Unadulterated Bull” (WSJ)
  • AYR: Islanders’ Move Shows That Officials Should Have Driven a Harder Bargain With Ratner
  • Countdown Clocks Not Coming to Lettered Lines Anytime Soon (TransNatNews, DNA)
  • Subway Cell Service Will Expand in Manhattan and Queens in 2013 (Post)
  • L.I. State Senators Oppose Bronx Metro-North; They Need All of Penn Station for Themselves (DNA)
  • At Last: Vance Convenes Task Force to Get Tough on — Oh Wait, Never Mind (Crain’s)
  • Serious Crash on Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge, After CB 10 Voted Against Safety Fixes (Brooklyn Daily)
  • Locals Pan Council Member Mathieu Eugene’s Weak-Tea Traffic Calming Ideas (Ditmas Park Corner)
  • Greyhound’s YO! Curbside Bus, Spurned From Seward Park, Looks to Pike Street (Lo-Down)
  • TA Advocate Falls Short of Breaking Subway Record; Might Have Been Easier Before Service Cuts (Post)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Brooklyn or Midtown

    re: Barclay’s Center and LIRR: Maybe the boosters of East Side Access (of which I am one) had it all wrong.  We wanted to relieve pressure on Penn Station and support more development in midtown around GCT.  

    Instead, maybe we should have been pushing more development in downtown Brooklyn, and make Atlantic Avenue the destination for more LIRR trains there — freeing up space at Penn.   

    Would have been A LOT cheaper.  But it never occurred to me that downtown Brooklyn, and Brooklyn as a whole, would have become such a destination.

  • Anonymous

    Nice picture posted today on Harlem Bespoke of the time when Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. was actually a “grand boulevard” (the words used by opponents of traffic calming), instead of the racetrack it is today. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cEtAxN1Ca74/UIinLcnhj2I/AAAAAAAAZw4/zAlBSBICVWU/s1600/M3Y61727.jpg

  • Jeff

    @qrt145:disqus Very similar to the PPW debacle, that the cycle track would somehow deface the “historic” character of the street.  Clearly these people were demanding we restore the cobblestone, streetcar tracks, two-way traffic operations, and overnight parking restrictions.

  • Anonymous

    Mathieu Eugene is probably the most idea-free, specifics-independent human being I’ve encountered in my life. He’s a blight on the neighborhoods he “represents.”

  • Eric M Boucher

    Islanders are one of the bottom 4 or 5 teams in the NHL in terms of attendance.  Moving the stadium into a vibrant downtown area might be able to help improve that.   

  • Anonymous

    It can’t hurt to call DA Vance’s office (212) 335-9000 to remind them that while enforcing white collar crime is important, life and death crimes like vehicular violence should always be their priority.