Today’s Headlines

  • Cops Who Hate Unbiased Speed Enforcement Cuff Reckless Driving Victims (News, Post@vinbarone)
  • Governor Mealymouth: I’d Like to Help, But … (AMNY); News Rips Felder; More: Post
  • Senate Republicans to Speed Camera Supporters: Your Fault (Politico)
  • Crumbling Subway Ceiling an Apt Metaphor for Albany 2018 (News)
  • MTA Mum as Borough Hall Straphangers Fear for Safety (BK Paper); Gothamist Talks With Victim
  • Equipment Failures Caused Delays on 10 Subway Lines Yesterday (Post)
  • MTA Board Member Charles Moerdler: I Should Be Able to Block Buses With My Mercedes (Gothamist)
  • RPA Says the MTA Could Make Subway Stations Less Hellish in Summer (NY1)
  • Advance Has the Skinny on New Staten Island Express Bus Routes (1, 2)
  • 4 Hospitalized After Chain Reaction Crash Caused by U-Turning Driver; NYPD: Legal! (Bx Times)
  • Raging Ex-Cops You Share the Streets With (Post)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Larry Littlefield

    Without the revenue grab, how can we afford Mark-Vitterito’s 1,000 extra police officers?

  • mfs

    the RPA stuff sounds fine, but very long term. here’s another simpler idea – ventilate the stations with fans at night in the summer. There’s already a large number of air vents/vaults installed that could be repurposed for this.

  • Larry Littlefield

    I mean, the police don’t work 24/7, so there are going to be four shifts. But NYC could get rid of 1/6 by attrition, spread them out, and always have a cop no more than a block away. Cameras could cover the other intersections in the four directions.

  • Flakker

    Not on the table; cracking down on the thousands if cars not just moving thru the city but idling pointlessly including by public employees, dumping hot exhaust at street level that gets sucked into subway stations. Lest we forget too the profusion of gas and diesel generators sitting on the sidewalk like it’s a third world country without an electric grid.

  • Flakker

    they’re all busy community policing bicycles, community policing black youths, community policing the inside of their squad SUVs, community policing baricades on wall street, community policing the nebulous terrorisn threat, community policing their overseas branches in Europe and Israel.

  • J. Geoff Rove

    Why do I conceive that some of Rudy’s minions could be behind some of the recent subway travails ?? It must really hurt the Pataki, etc. crowd to be locked out of power at every level.

  • J. Geoff Rove

    Meanwhile LIRR EAS is out of control, thanks D’amato:

    As of November 2017, the MTA had spent $7.397 billion of the available funding. As of April 2018, the project was expected to cost $11.1 billion, an increase from a previous estimate of $10.2 billion. per Wikipedia.

  • HamTech87

    And yet MTA Board Member Moerdler has no problem using his position on the Riverdale community board to prevent construction trucks from parking on a street. http://riverdalepress.com/stories/school-surprises-neighbors-with-new-building,65854

  • cjstephens

    Why? Because your imagination doesn’t stretch to where you could possibly imagine that the Democrats in control of the MTA might bear some responsibility for its current condition? Why stop at Giuliani – maybe it was Russians! Yeah, that must be why things are so screwed up: Russians! #cuomosMTA

  • Larry Littlefield

    The decisions that wrecked the MTA date back to the last few years of the first Governor Cuomo. In response to a fiscal crisis worse than anything that has occurred since, he put in some “emergency” measures that de-funded ongoing normal replacement and substituted debt. Then he lost re-election, and the “emergency” policies were never replaced with responsible policies, through three economic booms.

    Right up to this day. Pataki and Giuliani deserve a lot of the blame, but they ALL sold our future. All of them. Generation Greed bears responsibility.

  • J. Geoff Rove

    What branch of the Kochs/Mercers pays for the daily union bashing ??

  • AMH

    Yes! Including noisy, smelly NYPD generator-powered lights running day and night right next to working streetlights.

  • ohnonononono

    Right, or like, fix the existing fans in the stations? Last I noticed the ones on the L platforms at Union Square were mostly not not running at all and covered in years of dust that likely renders them less functional when they are. But this would require a level of maintenance that the MTA apparently doesn’t do… have to wait until the stations are dangerous to spend a couple million closing and fixing them.