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Tuesday’s Headlines: The New York Post Is Wrong AGAIN Edition

The driver of this van admitted that he opened his door into cyclist Em Samolewicz, who was then hit by a truck. The van driver was finally issued a summons. Photo: Dave Colon

One day after we criticized the New York Post for its anti-cycling editorial, the Tabloid of Record decided to treat the occasion of the city's 18th cyclist death this year with an article seeking to create sympathy for the driver who doored artist Em Samolewicz, sending her to the pavement of Third Avenue, where she was run over by the driver of a huge truck.

Other outlets, such as amNY, covered Samolewicz's death in a more satisfactory manner — and even the Post finally got around to mourning the victim. Gothamist's Jake Offenhartz had the best scoop, getting an NYPD spokesperson to reveal that the NYPD does not understand New York State vehicular code.

Meanwhile, here's the rest of the news from an otherwise slow yesterday:

    • State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has issued a damning report about why the MTA's new high-tech signaling system was so delayed (NYDN, amNY). The Post's David Meyer focused on one example of just how bad that agency can get. Jose Martinez at The City also had a waste scoop.
    • The Post had two examples of Jersey car carnage.
    • City Island gets a traffic light! (Bronx Times)
    • A drunk and unlicensed driver killed a motorcyclist on the Long Island Expressway late on Monday night. (WPIX, initially missing the drunk element that was later provided by NYPD)
    • Localize.city crunched the numbers on the most dangerous intersections in the city. (Curbed, NY Post)
    • And there was some sad personal news for our own Dave Colon. (Gothamist)

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