Today’s Headlines

  • De Blasio to Announce Car-Free Sections of Central and Prospect Parks This Morning (Capital, Vine)
  • Mayor Nominates Ydanis Rodriguez, Veronica Vanterpool, David Jones to MTA Board (WNYC)
  • Meanwhile, Cuomo Under Fire for Not Reappointing S.I.’s Allen Cappelli (Advance, Post, News)
  • Tony Shorris: Albany Is “Amazingly Irresponsible” for Failing to Act on MTA Capital Program (Post)
  • Senate Passes Gianaris Bill to Crack Down on Unlicensed Drivers Who Injure or Kill (TL)
  • Jimmy Van Bramer Stands Up for Subsidized Parking in Long Island City (DNA)
  • Queens CB 1 Backs Astoria Neighborhood Slow Zone Plan (DNA)
  • Bklyn CB 9 Considers DOT Proposal for Ped Island, Other Changes at Parkside and Ocean Ave (DNA)
  • Gary Roth: Is the Taxi Medallion System Past Its Useful Life? (Chelsea Now)
  • Developers Hope to Spruce Up 6½ Avenue, Midtown’s Mid-Block Walkway (WSJ)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • bob

    Happy to hear Mayor will further reduce cars in CP and PP; but why cant he just go all the way and ban them completely?

  • I think the fear is that one can’t rule out some drivers’ journeys might sometimes take extra seconds if one did that.

  • Park user

    “Just do it” seems to be beyond this administration’s capacity. If closing Times Square had been left to this DOT, there would still be traffic flowing through it.

  • Larry Littlefield

    Anthony Shorris is amazed the state legislature is irresponsible?

    What they have failed to do is no worse than what they did for the prior 20 years. It is all leading to the same result.