This Week: Public Advocate Run-off Election Today

There’s a runoff election between City Council Member Letitia James and State Senator Dan Squadron in the public advocate’s race today, and with turnout expected to be very low, your vote will carry a lot of weight. The week continues with community board meetings on traffic safety proposals, a panel discussion about the East River Greenway, and a lecture on the potential for regional rail in the New York area. Here are some of this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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Last-Minute Voter Guide to the Public Advocate Run-Off

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Have you voted yet? The Democratic runoff election for public advocate is happening right now. Candidates Tish James and Dan Squadron each have impressive bona fides when it comes to livable streets. In his four years in Albany, Squadron took the lead in shepherding a number of street safety bills through the State Senate. StreetsPAC-endorsed […]

Election Predictions and Returns: Discuss!

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Despite the number of important races to be decided today, signs point to an abysmally low voter turnout. Like many who have reported in, when I voted at around 2:00 this afternoon there was no wait time at my polling place, Good Shepherd Church on Cooper Street in Inwood. Of course, a low turnout makes […]

On Tuesday Your Vote is Really Going to Count

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We’re off today for Yom Kippur but here’s a reminder: Two important citywide elected positions are going to be decided in tomorrow’s Democratic primary election run-off. David Yassky and John Liu are vying to be New York City’s next Comptroller and Bill de Blasio and Mark Green are running for Public Advocate. Since no serious […]

Eyes on the Street: Runoff Retention? Sidewalk Extension!

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Clarence files these photos of a dual-purpose street reclamation in Queens. In Woodside at the intersection of 39th Ave and Woodside Avenue they have put in a massive traffic calming/bioswale-ish extension of the sidewalk! It looks like a standard Portland-style bioswale for water runoff. We have queries in with the city for more information, but […]

Election Day Open Thread: How Busy Was Your Polling Place?

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A campaign prop courtesy of Republican City Council candidate Joe Nardiello, spied on windshields in Brooklyn’s 39th district. Photo: Sarah Goodyear. It’s Election Day, and everyone seems to agree that when all is said and done, turnout will be shamefully low. So forget about the Marist poll, the Q poll, and the internal campaign polls. […]