Skip to Content
Streetsblog New York City home
Streetsblog New York City home
Log In
Joe Biden

Thursday’s Headlines: So, Did Anything Important Happen Yesterday Edition

Work cut out. Biden on Day 1. Photo: White House

It was an historic day yesterday, but, face it, how much news about Joe Biden can you read? Besides, the only story you need is Ross Barkan's piece in Gothamist about how New York is not asking what it can do for Biden, but what Biden can do for us. (See what we did there? That's a JFK reference!)

Also, Mayor de Blasio was so excited to watch the inaugural proceedings that he started his morning press briefing on time and gushed about what a great day it was. (Patch)

Beyond that, here are today's very limited headlines:

    • New president, same deadly streets: A pedestrian was fatally struck in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn early yesterday evening. (NYDN)
    • There was a potentially YUGE ruling involving how the NYPD releases crash information to the media (, but lawyer Steve Vaccaro told us to cool our jets! (Either way, kudos to the Jewish Press for bringing this important media case to the courts!)
    • The Daily News editorial board is very high on Gov. Cuomo's edifice complex on the West Side.
    • It's official — New York's senior Senator (and recreational cyclist) Chuck Schumer is Senate Majority Leader. (amNY)
    • An artist transformed the 46th Street subway station in Queens into a tribute to Joe Biden. The same artist also turned Thompson Street in Soho into "Trumpgone St." Now, that's art! (Gothamist)

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog New York City

Friday’s Headlines: Hochul’s Fantasy World Edition

The governor has gone off the deep end. Plus other news.

July 19, 2024

Speaker Adams: Council May Not Use its ‘Sammy’s Law’ Power to Lower Speed Limits

The Council may not lower the speed limit, even though it fought so hard to get that very right from the state legislature.

July 19, 2024

Parks Dept. Has Money But No Timeline to Finish Eastern Queens Greenway

There's tens of millions of dollars for the greenway, so when will parks build it?

July 19, 2024

Thursday’s Headlines: Paris is a Lot Cooler than NYC Edition

The City of Light has figured out how to reduce the heat island effect. Plus other news in today's daily digest.

July 18, 2024

Exclusive: Legal Team Announced for Suit Against Hochul’s Congestion Pricing ‘Pause’

Attorneys from three firms have inked a joint defense agreement to fight "the governor’s illegal decision to cancel congestion pricing," Comptroller Brad Lander said.

July 17, 2024
See all posts