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:
- Tuesday: Today is the Democratic runoff for public advocate. Turnout is expected to be light, so find your polling place and don’t worry about waiting in line to pull the lever. Polls close at 9 p.m.
- Wednesday: CIVITAS and the National Academy host a panel discussion on the East River Esplanade between 63rd and 125th Streets moderated by Gregg Pasquarelli of SHoP Architects. 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday: At NYU’s Rudin Center, transit historian Peter Derrick discusses the long-term future of the New York transit network and the possibility of a regional rail system. 8:30 a.m.
- Also Thursday: Brooklyn Community Board 14’s transportation committee will review presentations on a road diet proposed for Flatbush Avenue and truck routes in the area. 7 p.m.
- More Thursday: DOT will give a presentation to Brooklyn Community Board 7’s transportation committee about a safety plan for McDonald Avenue at the intersection of Caton Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway. 7:30 p.m.
Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.