Friday’s Headlines: Night of 1,000 Street Safety Stars Edition

We checked out the gala preview of the Museum of the City of New York’s “Cycling in the City” exhibit last night, “partying” with Friends of Streetsblog Jon Orcutt, Charles Komanoff, Helen Ho, Do Lee, Ken Podziba and many other safe streets legends. During the wine-and-cheese hour, someone called Streetfilms auteur Clarence Eckerson Jr. “the Orson Welles of the street.” (We consider ourselves the “Orson Beane of the street,” but that’s us.) In any event, check out the show — or read Julianne Cuba’s review on Streetsblog. Gothamist also did a photo-filled story.

And now the news:

  • TheDaily News covered Scott Stringer’s proposal to turn part of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway into a truck-only route — and turn the rest of it into a park.
  • Latest in the Tabloid of Record’s parade of animal stories: This lamb had a beef — and went on the lam — on the Gowanus Expressway. (NY Post) To be fair, amNY also had the story — but that paper didn’t have the Gracie Mansion raccoon story!
  • Like our StreetsblogUSA colleague Angie Schmitt, Gothamist also often covers how the NYPD and media victim-blame cyclists after crashes.
  • The work on congestion pricing began in earnest in Albany yesterday, with both chambers tweaking the governor’s proposal. The big fight could come over MTA governance. (NYDN
  • And, finally, well, you can’t fault this subway conductor for speaking the truth, can you? (NY Post)
  • Joe R.

    Friday’s headlines?? Thanks Streetsblog for making think I had too much to drink and spent all of Thursday passed out.

  • The curious skipping of Thursday this week has already been noted. Not since Pope Gregory has such an audacious plan been enacted.

    What I will mention is that it’s “Orson Bean”, with no final E.

  • Larry Littlefield

    “The big fight could come over MTA governance. ”

    In the body that decided that all the money, in effect, should go to debts and pensions.

    And then some. This is the state legislature that voted for retroactive 20/50 for NYCT. Unanimously.

    Were I the head of the MTA (which there conveniently isn’t one) I’d hire an actuary to figure out what would have happened if Pataki had signed the 20/50 plan after the TWU went on strike for it, not one extra dime was put in for a decade in deference to the lie that it “cost nothing” even as the money in the pension plan shrank, and then MTA contributions soared to TRY to make it up. As in the schools.

    And I’d say here is what YOU wanted, compared with what might be done with the money now.

  • Maggie

    Tomorrow’s headlines… Today!

  • foody4booty

    “We checked out the gala preview of the Museum of the City of New York’s
    “Cycling in the City” exhibit last night, “partying” with Friends of
    Streetsblog Jon Orcutt, Charles Komanoff, Helen Ho, Do Lee, Ken Podziba and many other safe streets legends. During the wine-and-cheese hour, someone called Streetfilms auteur Clarence Eckerson Jr. “the Orson Welles of the street.” (We consider ourselves the “Orson Beane of the street,” but that’s us.”

    Oy vey this blog is insufferable sometimes.

  • Jacob

    I wonder what the headlines tomorrow will read. Saturday?

  • SBDriver

    The humans that write this blog made an error. It happens, get over it.

  • walks bikes drives

    On the conductor story – I was on a 2 train yesterday during rush hour coming from Brooklyn to Manhattan where, a couple stops after Atlantic, an MTA Emergency Response person got on the back of the train and over the radio could hear they were looking for a man who had gotten into the locked cabin in the back of the train and had been playing with the intercom. I wonder of it was the same guy here that they were looking for. Said he had to have had a key because the cabin was fully locked up tight.

  • mfs

    I really really could do without gersh’s takes like this. Gets in the way of the mission of the organization.