Thursday’s Headlines: Boozing with The Mayor Edition
We’ll have so much to talk about tomorrow, but nothing we can share as the entire night is “off-the-record” (which is really just shorthand for, “Why, yes, bartender, I will have another”). It will be our first trip back to the mayoral residence since we sang anti-car Christmas carols there last week (ICYMI: don’t miss it). Our choral group will be on NY1 on Friday at 7:40, too!
Here’s the news:
- Hat’s off to New York City DOT for building 20.9 miles of protected bike lane this year — though Streetsblog found reason to quibble. Watch this space for more soon.
- The Daily News editorial board deserves credit for condemning Kevin Parker for the right reason: for the placard abuse! (NYDN)
- Uber is upgrading the already excellent Jump bikes — now, if Uber will just fix the app! (The Verge)
- The Brooklyn Paper covered Senator Kevin Parker’s Suicidegate — and added in a nice detail about gun restrictions that might include a review of a would-be gun owner’s social media feed for evidence of Parker-esque craziness. And Mayor de Blasio slamed the senator’s “Kill yourself!” tweet — though said nothing, it must be noted, about the placard abuse that started it all off. (NY Post)
- Oslo became the latest European city to take cars out of part of downtown. We asked Mayor de Blasio if he’d consider it and we got [insert cricket mp3 here]. (NY Times)
- Students at CUNY J-School put together an impressive package on how badly New York City does in prosecuting road violence. Hire those kids…somebody! (NYC News Service)