Today’s Headlines

  • De Blasio Still Clueless About Congestion Pricing (NY1)
  • How Much Will Wider Doors on New Subway Cars Improve Reliability? (Voice)
  • Cars and Human Emotions Don’t Mix (Post, News)
  • New Bus Bulbs for the Q102 in LIC Almost Ready (QChron)
  • Malliotakis and Golden Call for More Service on the S79 (Bklyner)
  • Disability Advocates Not Sold on City’s Watered-Down Mandate for Uber Accessibility (Crain’s)
  • Disgraced Corrections Chief Joe Ponte Got Off Easy for Abusing His City Car Perks (NYT)
  • Subway Crime Ticked Up 1 Percent This Year (AMNY)
  • It’s Lovely Weather for a Bike Ride Together With Santa (NY1)
  • Damned Bike Lanes (News)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Larry Littlefield

    “The doors are eight inches wider, meaning, in theory, people will be able to enter and exit the cars more quickly and with less congestion. The MTA has estimated the wider doors will reduce station dwell time by 32 percent.”

    Eight inches wider. OK, so that may not necessarily increase the cost of platform doors monumentally. But are they planning to change their position, again, too?

  • HamTech87

    Considering congestion pricing, will the non-deductibility of state and local taxes tip the scales from De Blasio’s Millionaire’s Tax towards MOVE-NY?

  • Larry Littlefield

    They all know that whatever increased funding source is chosen, it will absorbed by debt and pension costs.

    The Democratic rationalization for pandering to its interest groups at the expense of the less well off is that only the wealthy will pay for it. Hard for them to let go of it.

    Kind of like the Republicans admitting that tax cuts don’t “cost nothing,” or at least only those lazy urban welfare people (as opposed the suburban and rural worked hard all their lives and deserve help people) will pay for them. They won’t do it either.

    The problem is self interest mixed with hypocrisy. Those involved in politics are selfish pigs who want to believe themselves to be heroes.

  • Vooch

    interesting question – my guess is no

  • qrt145

    I didn’t see it reported anywhere, but I heard there was a hit and run yesterday at 145th St and Frederick Douglass Blvd. The victim “flew” and didn’t look good. The police were canvassing nearby buildings for surveillance footage.

    The only thing I found online was this tweet: https://twitter.com/Cindy_Vero/status/937781917201698816

  • Ken Dodd

    Sadly, it’s time to report another case of a cyclist being killed and the NYPD immediately blaming him without presenting any justification for doing so. A cyclist was hit by a car in Midtown and the NYPD immediately declare that he blew a red light. We can pretty much presume that they’re getting this information from the driver, who has every incentive to lie:
    https://nypost.com/2017/12/05/real-estate-developer-killed-in-midtown-cycling-accident/

  • JarekFA

    We don’t know anything that happened other than the person who’s still living said they didn’t break the law and that the guy who’s now dead was at fault. That copy is horrifying. it’s like, we just want to be clear, this guy on the bike is a piece of shit and he’s dead because he breaks the law.

  • HamTech87

    Really missing local reporting by DNA and Gothamist….

  • AnoNYC

    Absolutely, I just don’t know where to go nowadays. Occasionally I will check out Reddit NYC but it lacks organization.

  • stairbob

    The Voice seems to be picking up some of the slack.