Today’s Headlines

  • Cuomo Team Mulls Ouster of Shelly Silver, “Master of the Corrupt System” (Post)
  • Lhota: Tolls Are Too High; State Should Give Bridges to City and Increase MTA Subsidy (2nd Ave Sagas)
  • Between 2008 and 2010, Downstate NY Bike and Ped Injuries Cost $500 million in ER Bills Alone (MTR)
  • Unlicensed Livery Driver Kills Taja Johnson, 21, Dragging Her for Blocks in Harlem (Post, DNA)
  • Brooklyn Paper Covers Marty Golden’s Solidarity With Police Union Against Speed Cams
  • Driver, 85, Injures Four on Mott Haven Sidewalk; Police: “Merely an Accident” (Gothamist, NY1, Post)
  • Denim McLean, 2, Dies Days After Crash; Mother Remains In Coma (News 12, Patch, Post, News)
  • Officers in Unmarked Cruiser Hit, Injure Cyclist; NYPD Sends Him $1,263 Bill for Car Repairs (Post)
  • Pedestrian Improvements on Tap for Webster Avenue in the Bronx (Crain’s)
  • Daily News Editorial: Bike New York Should Pay NYPD for Five Boro Ride
  • Will Willets West Cut Down on Flushing Meadows Parking, or Expand It? (Cap’n Transit)
  • Steve Cuozzo’s New York vs. LA Boosterism Cites Transit, Bustling Downtown, Pedestrian Life (Post)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Bolwerk

    I wouldn’t cry over spilled Silver, but I suspect he’s just the face of a corrupt caucus and corrupt ruling party. No, that’s not a partisan comment; you have to look no further than Marty Golden (or Malcolm Smith!) to see the types of repulsive cretins the opposition attracts. I’m not even sure there are many ideological problems with Silver, unlike “car guy” Cuomo. The problems with Silver are almost purely leadership issues.

    How about moving to a proportional representation system? Where does potential Speaker Morelle stand on transportation issues? I’m not very comfortable with the idea of Cuomo choosing someone new.