Today’s Headlines

  • City Council Seems Determined to “Pause” Uber/Lyft Growth (Politico, Crain’s, NYT, AMNY)
  • Schaller: Cap Uber Where It Counts — on Congested Manhattan Streets (News)
  • Civil Rights Orgs Defend Uber as Antidote to Yellow Cab Discrimination (NYT, Crain’s)
  • Don’t Let the Post Headline Fool You — Flanagan Still Refuses to Allow Vote on Speed Cam Bill
  • Harry Siegel Unleashes on “Moral Cretins” Who Let NYC Speed Cams Expire (News)
  • Shelly Silver’s Sentencing Leaves Him Speechless (Politico)
  • DOE Ramps Up Bike Lessons at City Schools (News)
  • Maybe You Will Live to See the Completion of East Side Access (TL)
  • A Public Pool vs. the Wyckoff Gardens Parking Lot (Bklyn Paper)
  • NYPD Assigning More Cops to the Subway (NY1, AMNY)
  • People You Share the Road With (Bklyn Paper, News, Post)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Larry Littlefield

    “Caproni said Silver should have no illusions about his legacy. When The New York Times and The Albany-Times Union write his obituary, she told the court, “it will lead with this shameful end to his public career.”

    This is Capone on tax evasion.

    https://larrylittlefield.wordpress.com/2015/12/12/capone-on-tax-evasion-rather-than-murder/

    The whole era has been shameful. And the $3.7 million in well disguised bribes he was convicted of taking? How much does that hurt any of us? A couple of dollars a piece?
    Silver, and the rest of them, and their supporters robbed $Billions from our future, not $Millions.

  • qrt145

    “Maybe You Will Live to See the Completion of East Side Access (TL)”

    I was disappointed to see that the TL article wasn’t about a technological singularity which would make me immortal.

  • Joe R.

    I used to tell people Silver belonged in jail long before any of this came out. Probably most of our legislators belong in jail. It hasn’t been government of, by, or for the people for ages. Instead, it’s government of, by, and for the wealthy. The worsening plight of the working class is the end result of that.

    Silver may only have personally profited to the tune of $3.7 million, but the policies he enacted will cost us several orders of magnitude more. That’s really what he and his fellow legislators should be held liable for. No idea if there can be any kind of meaningful punishment for those who have stolen billions. Even a death penalty would be a tap on the wrist for a crime of such magnitude.

  • Larry Littlefield

    Buying elected officials is the most profitable investment that can be made — low cost with a high, long term return.

    One reason to favor term limits — a lower return. You get the equivalent of a 12-year bond in one deal in your favor after another, instead of 30 or 40 years.