Today’s Headlines

  • Q Poll Puts de Blasio Past 40 Percent Runoff Threshold (NYT, WSJ, News, Post, Crain’s)
  • All Five Leading Dems Tell Debate Audience They’re Against East River Bridge Tolls (NY1)
  • More Coverage of StreetsPAC’s de Blasio Endorsement From CapNYNewsWNYC
  • UWS Council Candidate Gotbaum Pulled Over for Cell Phone, Arrested for Suspended License (News)
  • Council Candidates Cohen and Stanton Split Over Putnam Trail Paving (Bronx Bureau)
  • Cyclists in Riverside Park Beware: NYPD Searching for Thieves Targeting Greenway Riders (News)
  • Driver Treats Manhattan as Racetrack, Sets Speed Record, Says He’s Not “Bad or Reckless” (Jalopnik)
  • State Senator Addabbo Wants Speed Cams Near Howard Beach Schools (Queens Courier)
  • Chinatown Curbside Bus Operators Seek to Increase Service (DNA, Lo-Down)
  • You Can Now Tap a Contactless Credit Card on Some LIRR and Metro-North Ticket Machines (WPIX)
  • A New Map Tracks Bus Time Location Data in Real Time (Animal)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Bolwerk

    Too bad the UWS Council Candidate wasn’t with a hooker when he got pulled over. Can you say, gotbaum chica baum baum?

    Still not thrilled about de Blasio, and I think StreetsPAC let him off way too easy, but I’m glad Quinn has gone from almost certain to downright unlikely. Certainly the end of the Ray Kelly era is something to cheer.

  • BornAgainBicyclist

    The attacks don’t seem to be confined to Riverside Park. See http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/09/03/warning-issued-to-bicyclists-in-nyc-gang-attacking-riders-along-the-hudson/
    My bf triangulated with his smartphone on our ride in, and 164th St, mentioned in this article, is just around where the upgrades to Ft. Washington Park are under construction. I have dubbed this the “Ichabod Crane” section because in the winter, it’s dead dark and spooky, despite being a very short section of the greenway. I hope NYPD takes this seriously; there are a lot of cyclists who depend on the greenway for their commute.

  • Anonymous

    Manhattan as Racetrack: Why is this driver not in jail right now?

  • Brad Aaron

    Jalopnik should change its little tagline to “We Drive Free. You Die.”

  • Anonymous

    Well, for one thing, the NYPD haven’t figured out who s/he is yet.

    I love how Ray Kelly loses his shit over one person getting media attention for driving quickly on largely limited-access highways, but doesn’t give a shit about all the speeding that happens in neighborhoods around the city.

  • moocow

    So sadly true with the Ray Kelly part. Someone wanna do a Hitler Meme bit á la this:
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ouKS76xrDFY&feature=plpp