Today’s Headlines

  • James McCloskey, 71, Dies From Injuries After Driver Hits Brooklyn Bus Shelter (NewsWCBS)
  • Family of 14-Year-Old Injured in Fourth Avenue Hit-and-Run Decides to Leave Bay Ridge (Bklyn Daily)
  • CM Donovan Richards, CB 14, Neighbors Want Safer Crossings on Rockaway Beach Boulevard (News)
  • Red Hook Residents Want Bike-Share, Light Rail, More Buses (DNA)
  • Turns Out Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes May Actually Run as Republican After Primary Defeat (NYT)
  • De Blasio Endorser Cuomo Says Lhota Did “Good Job” as MTA Chair (TUYNN)
  • Straphangers: R Train Has Least Audible Announcements; L and Q Lines Clearest (NewsTimes Ledger)
  • State, Amtrak Racing to Meet Federal Deadline for Short-Haul Subsidy Agreement (TU)
  • New Greenstreet Garden Proposed for Greenpoint Near BQE This Fall (DNA)
  • 24-Story Hotel Planned for AirTrain Site in Jamaica (Crain’s, DNA, Times Ledger)
  • Meet the Williamsburg Bridge’s Own Bike Mechanic (Animal)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Anonymous

    RE: Jamaica AirTrain hotel. I think this is great, and the new shuttle between Jamaica and downtown Brooklyn will make it an even better location.

    I’m unfamiliar with the streetscape of Jamaica, having last been there decades ago. But I’m concerned that this hotel will be suburban in character, and not make downtown Jamaica a Walkable neighborhood. Will the hotel be surrounded by driveways and parking? Will its main entrance be onto a sidewalk on a main drag? Will it be logical for guests to stroll down the sidewalk to shop and eat?