Today’s Headlines

  • Motorist Kills Jason Tseng, 80, on Hylan Boulevard — No Charges Filed (Advance, DNA)
  • Unlicensed Driver Hits Mother and Two Toddlers on Far Rockaway Sidewalk (NewsAMNYNY1, DNA)
  • De Blasio and Cuomo’s MTA Duck Responsibility for Fair Fares (Gothamist)
  • Gersh Kuntzman Wants More Bike-Share in NYC (News)
  • Politico Sizes Up the Race to Succeed Melissa Mark-Viverito as Council Speaker
  • Harrowing Video Shows What Walking While Black Means in the 121st Precinct (NY1, Gothamist)
  • Gene Friedman Charged With Stealing Millions of Dollars in MTA Surcharges (NYT)
  • Brooklyn NYPD Chase Ends in Crash That Injures Mother and Three Children (News)
  • Astoria Park Corner to Be Named for Betty Jean DiBiaso, Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver (DNA)
  • Michael Bloomberg’s Reimagined Willets Point Might Not Come to Pass (NYT, Voice)
  • Harley Engine Sounds and Other Ideas on How to Get Cuomo to Pay Attention to the Subway (Voice)

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  • Joe R.

    Now that Gene Friedman is charged with stealing, I hope this puts to bed any notion NYC should compensate him for the lost value of his medallions. He treated what is essentially a business license as an investment, and got burned. Too bad. It’s not the business of government to compensate people for poor financial decisions. Even worse, his loading up on hundreds of medallions drove the price up for those who wanted buy a medallion to use for its intended purpose. While I’m no fan of Uber or Lyft, at least they put an end to the silly idea that a taxi medallion is an “investment”.

  • Larry Littlefield

    Regulatory arbitrage, with a side of campaign contributions. Very thick on the ground here in NYC. The Donald was a master.

  • Vooch

    all of us should watch that video.