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

Thursday’s Headlines: March (Parking) Madness Continues Edition

12:04 AM EST on March 11, 2021

Our daily headlines continues to open with an update on our March (Parking) Madness competition (explained here).

This bracket is taking shape!
This bracket is taking shape!
This bracket is taking shape!

First, to recap (see bracket):

So we've updated the bracket above with those rules. But it just goes to show you that every vote counts (well, except when the 110th is concerned!). So you definitely want to vote on two more first-round battles:

Now in yesterday's real news:

    • Loree Sutton dropped out of the mayor's race (NYDN, Gothamist), which in and of itself is not such big news, but it presages a coming wave of candidates bailing out on their respective races, thanks to Friday's deadline to qualify for matching funds, which are the life blood of running in New York City. Expect lots of candidates to pull a Sutton on Monday.
    • Speaking of mayors, placard users have selected their candidate: DC37 has apparently endorsed Eric Adams. (NYDN, Politico)
    • The Post always runs the same picture of two hipsters eating at Junior's to illustrate stories about indoor dining rules. But, OK, the story was newsworthy.
    • Kudos to the NY Times for including the less-obvious shortcoming of electric cars: bad cities.
    • Why can't we have nice things (like safe and pollution-free streets) like London? Oh, right, cars. Carry on.
    • Your favorite retired federal transit man, Larry Penner, has been busy, writing about the LIRR's Port Washington branch for This Island Now and about his concerns about massive expenditures for a Utica Avenue extension for Mass Transit. (We don't always share Penner's opinions — but he makes a few good points about the history of the Utica Avenue plan.)
    • And, finally, may Marie's Crisis Cafe never die. (NY Times)

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog New York City

Congestion Pricing Opponents Are Blocking Disabled Access to Mass Transit, Politicians Charge

Just as the MTA begins speeding up new elevator construction, congestion pricing opponents are poised to stop it.

February 23, 2024

Legislation Introduced in Georgia to Fight Temporary License Plate Fraud

The bill is the most significant effort yet to stop the flow of fraudulent paper tags from Georgia car dealerships to New York City streets.

February 23, 2024

Community Board Backs DOT Road Diet for Brooklyn’s Deadly Third Av.

“This is just a beginning of what we could do to fix our community,” said one board member. “This is not done, this is not where we finish off.”

February 23, 2024

Friday’s Headlines: More Lunch Consumption Edition

Streetfilms goes to Paris. Plus more news.

February 23, 2024

Advocates Slam Albany Pols for Using Transit Fund to Encourage Driving

Gov. Hochul and state legislators in Albany are spending a congestion pricing-adjacent fund on toll rebates for drivers and showing zero interest in bus or rail, transit advocates charged.

February 23, 2024
See all posts