Today’s Headlines

  • You Just Can’t Trust What NYPD Says About Crash Victims (Gothamist)
  • 18-Year-Old Driver Kills 81-Year-Old Man on Motorized Scooter in East New York (News)
  • Komanoff: Move NY Would Smooth Out the L Shutdown (Crain’s)
  • Koreatown Merchants Want Car-Free Streets on Weekend Nights (Voices of NY)
  • Photos of Summer Streets Never Get Old (Gothamist)
  • MTA to Deploy Vacuum Trains to Rid Tracks of Trash (DNA)
  • 7th Ave/Park Slope Station Renovation Will Shorten Turnstile Lines (DNA)
  • Brooklyn Assistant DA Arrested for Drunk Driving in Canarsie (Post)
  • Traffic Crash in 2007 Should Have Been a Red Flag to NYPD Brass About This Rotten Cop (News)
  • Instagram Moment: Port Authority Top Cop Drives Over Retractable Security Bollard (Post)
  • Homer Simpson’s Dream Came True on the BQE (News)

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  • Brad Aaron

    “Homer Simpson’s Dream Came True on the BQE”

    Best Streetsblog hed ever.

  • stairbob

    “Traffic Crash in 2007 Should Have Been a Red Flag to NYPD Brass About This Rotten Cop”

    Sadly, a missed chance to apply “broken windows” literally.

  • Kevin Love

    “Broken windows” only applies to racial minorities and cyclists.

  • ItsEasyBeingGreen

    http://nytimes.com/2016/08/09/nyregion/brooklyn-bridge-expansion.html?referer=

    Apparently a study of expanding the Brooklyn Bridge promenade is about to happen.

  • AMH

    Interesting story about the vacuum trains. I know they already use those, so I wonder how much new ones will help. I think there needs to be a focus on reducing the amount of trash businesses pile into their customers’ hands with a purchase as simple as a sandwich. The styrofoam ban has already helped, but I still have to proactively refuse excessive plastic bags, napkins, etc. This is all outside the MTA’s control, but there needs to be a concerted effort to reduce trash at the source.

  • AMH

    Great article!

    “The Brooklyn Bridge, which opened in 1883, actually carried far more people across every day when railroad cars and trolleys used the bridge. Today, traffic is limited to passenger vehicles, and pedestrians and cyclists on the elevated walkway. The promenade, which was part of the original bridge, narrows to just 10 feet across in places from 17 feet at its widest point.”

  • rogue

    On a serious note, can we commend the daily news for using crash throughout the report, instead of accident? That was striking to read.

  • Vooch

    Korea town merchants are smart. they realize cars reduce business traffic