Today’s Headlines

  • Albany’s Ethics Reform Package Doesn’t Tackle the Big Stuff (Politico, Post)
  • Senate Finally Confirms Mayoral Appointees Veronica Vanterpool, David Jones to MTA Board (NYT, NY1)
  • Subway Delays Still on the Rise as Crowding Gets Worse (NY1)
  • Hit-and-Run Driver Kills 21-Year-Old Noah Goldstein at Broadway and 61st (PostNews)
  • Three Others Killed, Many More Injured in Car Violence This Weekend (Post, News 12)
  • Shaun Martin on Trial for Murder in the 2013 Vehicular Killing of Mohammed Akkas Ali (Post)
  • Rivals Try to Woo Uber Drivers By Offering Humane Work Conditions (News)
  • UES Residents Get One Last Look at Second Avenue Subway Construction Before Service Starts (WSJ)
  • Queens CB 3 Votes for East-West Painted Bike Lanes on 31st Ave and 32nd Ave (DNA)
  • Gowanus Developer to Replace Street Parking With Rain-Absorbing Planted Dumpsters (Bklyn Paper)
  • Cap’n Transit Maps Car Ownership Rates in NYC By Council District

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Joe R.

    After reading about the planted dumpsters I can’t help but wonder if my idea of putting storage containers in parking spaces will gain traction. If someone can store their private car on public streets I should be able to store my stuff there also.

  • WalkingNPR

    I’ve always thought about doing this. I could certainly use extra, free storage space. Why do only cars get it?!!?

  • bolwerk

    Remember the story a few years ago about some guy who was living in an expensive Manhattan neighorhood by parking an RV or something on the street?

    Play your cards right, and maybe your apartment could be on the curb and you might do better space-wise than some Manhattan studios.

  • AMH

    I’ve seen some sort of pods (Personal On-Demand?) storage containers curbside.

  • HamTech87

    Weird how none of the crash articles mentioned speed as a possible factor, instead just the usual “lost control”. If speed cameras were enforcing the 25mph speed limit, or the cars’ computers were programmed like speed governors, many of these would result in only minor injuries.

  • AnoNYC

    How about garbage dumpsters on every block so we don’t have to lay our trash on the curb.

  • reasonableexplanation

    I mean, if this is something that you’re serious about, there’s nothing stopping you from buying a van and using it as a storage container right now.

    Just keep in mind that you’ll have to pay insurance and registration on it, and move it for alternate side.

    Rough cost in Brooklyn would be ~$4k for an old cargo van ~$2.5k for insurance, ~$100 for registration, plus however long it takes you to move it for alternate side (this depends on your personal schedule, and when you decide to move it).

    Insurance for the stuff inside it would be extra (not sure how much).

    Whether of not that makes sense is up to you.