Today’s Headlines

  • With No Action in Albany, Prendergast Warns City Council of MTA Shortfall (News, Capital, Crain’s)
  • Driver Jumps Curb in Sunset Park, Critically Injuring 4-Year-Old; No Charges (Post, News, WNBC)
  • Turning Driver Critically Injures Man on UWS (Post, WNBC, DNA); “Police Sources” Blame Ped in News
  • Driver Critically Injures Man Crossing Cropsey Avenue in Gravesend (Bklyn Daily)
  • Passenger Killed, Driver Injured After High-Speed Crown Heights Crash (News, WPIX)
  • TWU Annoyed It Isn’t Getting Support From Ydanis Rodriguez for Right of Way Exemption (Post)
  • New Subway Cars Will Replace Ancient Models on the C Train This Summer (News)
  • Police Issue 779 Tickets for Failure to Stop for a School Bus During “Operation Safe Stop” (Advance)
  • The 7 Train Extension Is Almost Here — For Real This Time! (DNA, Post)
  • Citi Bike Brings In Bike-Share Workers From Other Cities to Finish Repairs (Post, Gothamist)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Bolwerk

    I don’t know how much to trust The Albany Project, but shit might be hitting the fan with Cuomo:

    This is all reminiscent of how prosecutors run mafia cases, working
    their way up the food chain by arresting and pressuring the hell out of
    the underlings to make a case against the boss. Bharara is doing exactly
    that. He’s getting closer and closer to the top of the pyramid. He’s
    putting enormous pressure on both Silver and Skelos to cut a deal, and
    in New York, there’s only one chair above them on the org chart.

    From a broader perspective, Preet Bharara’s anti-corruption crusade seems to be scaring the crap out of just about everyone in the legislature. Probably explains the relative inaction on the capital plan; end of session horsetrading is impossible, because apparently everyone is wiretapped.

  • Matthias

    The headline “Police Looking for Pair Who Dragged Woman From Car During W’Burg Purse Snatch” is a bit confusing. The victim was on a bike, and the thieves were in a vehicle.

  • Re: TWU Annoyed It Isn’t Getting Support From Ydanis Rodriguez for Right of Way Exemption – Please, please send messages of thanks and support to Ydanis Rodriquez for standing up to the TWU’s fight to weaken the Right Of Way Law.

    @ydanis

    https://www.facebook.com/ydanis.rodriguez.1?fref=ts

    http://council.nyc.gov/d10/html/members/home.shtml

    The bill to exempt MTA drivers has 25 supporters, one short of a majority.

  • Reader

    John Samuelson’s logic is bonkers. From his letter to Ydanis Rodriguez:

    “How is it possible that at a time when you and other members of the city council are seeking to decriminalize infractions such as farebeating and public urination, you would stand by idly and allow the arrest of hard-working bus operators?”

    Um, because farebeating doesn’t result in death or injury to another innocent person? You couldn’t find a more immoral argument here if you tried.

    ““Will the snarky brownstone set who cheers when a MTA bus operator is arrested stand with you when the chips are down?”

    No one cheers when a person is arrested for killing another person. But yes, CM Rodriguez, those of us who believe that people should be responsible for their actions when they harm others will stand with you.

  • JudenChino

    in re: TWU:

    “How is it possible that at a time when you and other members of the city council are seeking to decriminalize infractions such as farebeating and public urination, you would stand by idly and allow the arrest of hard-working bus operators?”

    Complaining that farebeating may no longer be a criminal offense and comparing that to negligence causing serious injury or death? Uhhhh

  • stairbob

    The DN has apparently edited the victim-blaming bit out of http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/man-59-hurt-hit-van-manhattan-article-1.2243247

  • stairbob

    But not enough to stop a veto — assuming BdB is willing to put his money where is mouth is (hardly a foregone conclusion…).

  • JL

    It still has the first sentence that states the victim crossed against the light. They were both crossing Bway (van turning south from E to W). If van had green, so did the pedestrian.

  • stairbob

    Good point. That’s probably what Stephen was talking about. Thanks.

  • I saw a red flag when I saw the number of supporters. It would sure be a shame if we lost the protection this law gave just because some pandering politicians bowed to union interests.

    But you are correct, and a veto isn’t a given…so maybe messages of support for ROW to Mayor de Blasio are in order too. (I’ve already tweeted mine).

  • Flakker

    Those hipster, brownstone, tough on crime, law and order lib loons

  • Bolwerk

    That’s actually probably a really great, concise description of that crowd. Policing for thee, let freedumb ring for me. It’s the world of Christine Quinn. Such people can support stop ‘n frisk because it only oppresses other people.

  • N_Gorski

    Re: the R160s on the C train, didn’t they do this last year, too? They take the R32s from the C and run them on the J/Z for the summer, and the J/Z R160s on the C line.

    It makes a lot more sense than two years ago when they swapped the 8-car Cs for 10-car As, since the J spends more time elevated anyway.

  • Tyson White

    To be fair, they did say “police sources said”, which explains it…

  • Matthias

    Yep, it’s an annual tradition.

  • BBnet3000

    They swapped for 10 car trains? Did they just have the last two cars shut off and dark?

  • BBnet3000

    How many times are the same DN reporters going to be lied to by the same police sources before they act like real journalists and not report these lies as fact?

  • N_Gorski

    Nope, they ran the full 10-car trains on the C and only 8-car trains on the A. (And I think the 8-car A trains terminated at Far Rockaway, not Lefferts, so that they could run in the open for longer to relieve the air conditioning). That’s why after that first year, they started swapping with the 8-car J/Z instead.

  • Larry Littlefield

    So who do we have to replace these people?

    I stood up an ran against one of them. All there is otherwise is relatives and crony staff members.

  • Bolwerk

    I’d probably offend the voting public with my prodisestablishmentarianism. 🙁

  • Maggie

    Driver Jumps Curb in Sunset Park, Critically Injuring 4-Year-Old; No Charges (Post, News, WNBC)

    Wow. Those are some epic masterpieces of driverless car writing.

    I am so glad this child is alive and hope for a full recovery.

  • Andrew

    Sad news regarding “Turning Driver Critically Injures Man on UWS”: http://jpupdates.com/2015/06/04/bde-jewish-man-dies-three-days-after-being-struck-by-van-on-upper-west-side/

  • Maggie

    It was raining, so….. maniacs behind the wheel get a freebie on mowing pedestrians down.

    At least the CB7 transpo committee is turning its full focus to the dangers neighborhood denizens face. /sarc

  • Andrew

    Don’t worry, they get a freebie when it isn’t raining, too.