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Thursday’s Headlines: Save the Children (But Not Just For One Week!) Edition

12:05 AM EDT on September 9, 2021

A man and child on a scooter cross Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn. File photo: Bess Adler

Submitted without snark: Today at 11 a.m. in Queens, the NYPD and the Department of Transportation will announce that "expanded traffic enforcement, with a special focus on violations that endanger child pedestrians" will begin next week, timed to Monday's opening day of public schools.

OK, some snark: You guys do know that kids go to school for months and months, not just the second week of September, right?

In other news:

    • Speaking of the omni-present danger that kids face, multiple people, including kids, were injured when a car driver went berserk in the Bronx. (CBS2)
    • There's a new tunnel between the Bryant Park and Times Square subway stations (NYDN). Gothamist emphasized the Nick Cave artwork.
    • Citi Bike had a record day last week when Hurricane Ida shuttered most of the subway, the Post reports, but Streetsblog readers were already well aware.
    • Here's a terribly reported story by the Post about a scooter rider who allegedly killed himself — even though he was driven over by a van driver. Huh?
    • We weren't the only outlet to cover the NYPD's hasty backtrack from illegally confiscating bikes (amNY). Meanwhile, an off-duty cop was arrested for drunk driving in Queens. (1010WINS)
    • The Brooklyn Paper noticed what we're all noticing: people are using the Brooklyn Bridge bike path even though it is not officially open yet (hence the big barricades on either end).

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