Today’s Headlines

  • CBS Reporter Bob Simon, Passenger in Town Car, Killed in West Side Highway Crash (NYT, News, Post)
  • DOT Improves Lincoln Square Bowtie Plan With Columbus Avenue Bike Lane Extension (DNA)
  • Uptown Residents Want More Protected Bike Lanes as Citi Bike Plans Expansion (Spectator)
  • MTA Already Has More Debt Than Cuba, Syria, at Least 30 Other Nations (News, Post)
  • Yet Funding the Capital Plan Doesn’t Seem High on the Agenda (Advance, 2nd Ave Sagas, Crain’s 1, 2)
  • Ratner May Build Tower on Site of Barclays Center Plaza at Atlantic and Flatbush (AY Report via Curbed)
  • NJ, S.I., East River Ferry Services Saw Ridership Increase About 7 Percent Last Year (Post)
  • Vallone, Koo, Ferreras Want de Blasio to Extend Ferry Plan to Flushing Bay (TL)
  • Sunnyside Yards Housing Plan: Community Board Is Wary (TL); Cuomo Is Combative (NYT)
  • Holly Leicht Urges Bronxites to Stop Attacking Plan to Extend Hudson River Greenway (Riverdale Press)
  • NYPD Replacing Three-Wheeled Motor Scooters With Smart Cars (Post, WCBS)

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  • Mike

    Is it too late to tear down the Barclays Center and put in a park?

  • foody4booty

    My guess is that the increasing Ferry ridership is due to the improving economy. People who were either unemployed or less confident about their work situation were OK to spend a little bit more for their commute in 2014.

  • I looked at the photos of the vehicle Bob Simon was in on Gothamist, and even taking into account that responders likely had to cut it open, I had to think “How fast was that car going to cause that kind of damage?”.

  • vnm

    Re the ferry article, it actually doesn’t mention East River Ferry ridership. It’s about two ferries to Jersey (NY Waterway & SeaStreak), and the Staten Island Ferry.

  • com63

    Sorry to hear about Bob Simon. I hope they don’t blame the bollards that protect pedestrians at these crossings. And remember to wear your seatbelts when in cabs and black cars people. Just because you have a “professional” driver doesn’t mean you are immune from physics.

  • AnoNYC

    LONDON’S MAYOR WANTS TO MOVE MAJOR STREETS UNDERGROUND TO MAKE A PEDESTRIAN-FRIENDLY CITY

    http://blog.archpaper.com/2015/02/taking-cue-big-dig-london-mayor-proposes-citys/

    •NYPD should be using smaller vehicles more often, and those smart cars should be electrified. However, it’s important that NYPD begins patrol via bicycle around the city too.

    •Changes to Lincoln Sq are welcome. I would love to see Broadway closed entirely to traffic, making this a normal intersection but this is New York.

    •Sunnyside Yards needs development eventually. It can’t be a hole in the ground forever. Perfect place for a dense, pedestrian oriented, mixed use neighborhood. Would better connect both sides too, which is important.

    •Barclays plaza was never permanent. How sabout some nearby pedestrianization. The building could be designed to float above the plaza with a smaller section acting as a lobby. Think Citi Group Center.

  • HamTech87

    It says the driver had his license suspended NINE times. At one point does a driver lose his license permanently?