Today’s Headlines

  • De Blasio: NYC Needs Housing, Despite Parking-Obsessed Community Boards (Times Ledger)
  • De Blasio and Other Mayors Ask Congress to Increase Infrastructure Funding (News)
  • NJ Transit Chief Veronique Hakim Will Be New NYC Transit Director (News)
  • Cuomo Wants to Suspend Registrations of Toll Evaders; Deadly Drivers, Carry On (News)
  • Cy Vance Wins Homicide Conviction of Driver Who Killed Jean Chambers (DNA)
  • Advance Editorialist Tom Wrobleski: People Are Gonna Die in Traffic, and That’s OK
  • Richard Brown: Probation and 6-Month License Suspension for Killer Car Thief (DNA)
  • Parks Department Contractors Taking Down a Tree Critically Injure Red Hook Cyclist (Gothamist)
  • Drunk Passenger Steals Cab in Manhattan (Post); In Queens, Street Safety = Random Heroics (News)
  • DOT Completes Redesign of Dangerous Seventh Avenue South Intersection (DNA)
  • Heastie: Albany Will Continue Business as Usual Regardless of Silver Verdict (Politico)

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  • bolwerk

    New York State needs a constitutional convention already. A lot of shit should come out of the constitution (slum clearance?) and a lot should be put in. Starting with a full-time legislature with competitive elections, preferably proportional representation, and much stronger ethical requirements.

  • Reader

    Tom Wrobleski’s editorial on traffic deaths is about as morally bankrupt as it gets. He could have saved a lot of time if he had just written ¯_(?)_/¯ .

  • Matthias

    The tone of that Advance editorial is incredibly offensive. Who cares if people die, and of course we should be blaming them for being killed instead of trying to prevent more deaths.

    The story about the Alzheimer’s patient nearly getting killed on Woodhaven Blvd shows why that road has to be fixed NOW.

  • Matthias

    Sure enough.

    ARTICLE XVIII

    Section 1. Subject to the provisions of this article, the legislature may provide in such manner, by such means and upon such terms and conditions as it may prescribe for low rent housing and nursing home accommodations for persons of low income as defined by law, or for the clearance, replanning, reconstruction and rehabilitation of substandard and insanitary areas, or for both such purposes, and for recreational and other facilities incidental or appurtenant thereto. (Amended by vote of the people November 2, 1965.)

  • Larry Littlefield

    “Competitive elections.”

    Someone has to run. I had no ambition to be a politician, but I did it anyway. Your turn?

    You know how the Silver/Skelos crowd got people to vote down the constitutional election last time? They just ran ads pointing out that the same hacks would end up controlling it.

  • AnoNYC

    Your Cool Futuristic “Hoverboard” Is Illegal In NYC

    http://gothamist.com/2015/11/18/mcfly_and_get_fined.php

  • bolwerk

    You’d probably vote against me!

    I think the whole “vote for the guy” winner-take-all method, with no representation for anyone except the winner, is an abject failure no matter how you dice it. I like proportional representation, but all sorts of things would be better than we have. The Condercet method, problems aside, may fit the American system better.