Today’s Headlines

  • Street Safety: No Longer an Afterthought for NYC Mayoral Candidates? (WSJ)
  • Study Commissioned by Lappin and Garodnick Calls for More East Side Park Space (WSJ)
  • Street Safety Came Up at AARP Mayoral Forum Where Weiner Did Something Dumb (CapNY)
  • Speeding Driver Kills Himself by Crashing Into Parked Cars in East Flatbush (DNA)
  • Four Weeks In, Majority of Electronic Hails Did Not Result in Cab Ride (News)
  • Five N and Q Stations in Queens to Get Train Arrival Announcements (2nd Ave SagasNews)
  • NY1 Coverage of Uninvestigated Williamsbridge Curb-Jump Crash Says Nothing About “Cut Off” Driver
  • EDC Won’t Reveal Criteria for Keeping Bay Ridge R Train Ferry (Bklyn Paper)
  • Proofreading Error at the MTA Sign Shop (DNA)
  • Who Says the Tabloids Hate Cyclists? (News, Post)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Bolwerk

    Is moving from the “afterthought” to “strategic pandering” column an improvement?

  • Anonymous

    The all powerful bike lobby should really send Beyonce a note telling her that the Manhattan bridge is much, much better for bike commuting.

  • Anonymous

    The all powerful bike lobby should really send Beyonce a note telling her that the Manhattan bridge is much, much better for bike commuting.

  • Anonymous

    East Flatbush: where cars kill plenty of people and the elected officials responsible either shrug (Matthieu Eugene) or hold one-off press conferences:
    http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/05/16/jumaane-williams-time-to-tame-the-east-flatbush-motorist-danger-zone/
    And then walk away.

  • Anonymous

    East Flatbush: where cars kill plenty of people and the elected officials responsible either shrug (Matthieu Eugene) or hold one-off press conferences:
    http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/05/16/jumaane-williams-time-to-tame-the-east-flatbush-motorist-danger-zone/
    And then walk away.

  • carma

    bey looks beautiful.

  • Ian Turner

    Yes.

  • Anonymous

    But not for seeing and being seen!

  • Au contraire, I think Bey has done us all a favor by reinforcing cyclists’ right to use the Brooklyn Bridge. The next time someone says bikes should be banned, we can refer to this moment and say, “Beyonce biked here.”

  • Reader

    Totally. I’d be happy if more politicians pandered to the livable streets crowd.

  • Andrew

    More than 120 people rode the ferry from the Brooklyn Army Terminal into Manhattan on Aug. 5

    For comparison’s sake, the (guideline) capacity of one single R train is 1400.

  • Joe R.

    Those ridership numbers might actually not be all that bad except for this old but true adage: “A boat is a hole in the water which you fill with money to keep afloat.”

  • Anonymous

    re: Lack of East Side Parks.

    It is true that residents of First Avenue are far from Central Park. But extending Select Bus Service to the crosstown buses would bring residents A LOT closer to the park.