Wednesday’s Headlines: The Disco Era Returns Edition


The 1070s: Wide sideburns. Wider ties. Disco. But it wasn’t all bad — because way back then, some workers dug part of a tunnel for the Second Avenue subway. Well, the MTA is finally going to use that tunnel, which stretches between 110th and 120th streets, saving $500 million, the Daily News reported. Fortunately, disco is not returning with the revival of the tunnel.

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Bloomberg Announces Carpool Rule for Manhattan-Bound Drivers

After a morning and afternoon when car traffic completely clogged NYC streets and river crossings, Mayor Bloomberg announced new restrictions for drivers entering Manhattan via bridges and tunnels on Thursday and Friday. On most crossings, only cars with three or more people will be allowed to enter Manhattan. “Anybody that tried to drive around New […]

State Senators: Let’s Get More Cars on the Road

The bad ideas from Albany show no sign of letting up. Just when you thought the push for a state gas tax holiday had died down, State Senators Jeff Klein and Eric Adams — of the Bronx and Brooklyn, respectively — roll out their own version of summertime "relief" for drivers, and it’s a doozy. […]
Mayor de Blasio tries to hear — then ultimately didn't really answer — a question from Streetsblog's Julianne Cuba at his presser at Trump Tower on Monday: Photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography

Tuesday’s Headlines: What He Should Have Said Edition

We told you so — we told you that Mayor de Blasio would drive to his Green New Deal press conference at Trump Tower. We wish he hadn't. But then, we also wish he'd put some city money into Citi Bike or build protected bike lanes in Bay Ridge, but he won't do that, either. Click the headline above for the rest of the day's news.