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

Friday’s Headlines: State of the City Edition

12:03 AM EST on January 27, 2023

The mayor talking about getting stuff done. Photo: Michael Appleton / Mayoral Photography Office

Everyone covered Mayor Adams's first real State of the City address.

The Daily News found it a "wide-ranging policy blueprint" that was "light on details." The Post found Hizzoner obsequious in his copious shout-outs to Gov. Hochul. (The Tabloid of Record also covered Adams's announcement of an electrified taxi fleet and did a basic overview.) The Times and amNY highlighted Adams's claim that his agenda would support "working people," though The City suggested he went that route because he lacks a "signature proposal." (The Paper of Record also got the handout scoop about Adams's composting expansion, plus threw in a sidebar about a public space idea at the Brooklyn Bridge.)

To be clear, Streetsblog focused on the news you, our readers, can use, with coverage of the aforementioned taxi greenification and the Brooklyn Bridge park idea, plus other livable streets Easter eggs (and our Photoshop team even did a nice graphic).

Gothamist took issue with the mayor's latest attack on bail reform. The burgeoning website also followed the composting story.

Crain's focused on health and housing.

In other news from an under-reported day:

    • The terrorist who killed eight people in a truck attack on the Hudson River Greenway in 2017 has been convicted. (NY Post, NY Times)
    • Penn Station is getting new elevators. (Gothamist)
    • Hell Gate did its review of Grand Central Madison ... and likes it!
    • BK Reader gave Justin Brannan his press release on his belief that the MTA is screwing Bay Ridge with its bus redesign.
    • Streetsblog kept busy with coverage of:

Enjoy the weekend, New Yorkers. You've earned it.

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog New York City

Con Edison Cons Its Way Out of Paying Traffic Tickets

The massive energy company is bilking the city of tens of thousands of dollars in potential camera-issued traffic violations by obscuring its trucks’ license plates.

March 1, 2024

West Side Glory: State Begins the Process of Reimagining a True NYC Car Sewer

The state DOT will study the West Side Highway for "potential enhancements ... including [for] pedestrians and cyclists." West Side officials are cheering!

March 1, 2024

Friday’s Headlines: Closing the Bike Share Black Hole Edition

Council Member Lincoln Restler has negotiated with local religious leaders to add Citi Bike docks to south Williamsburg. Plus other news.

March 1, 2024

Manhattan Pol Upset at Delayed Rollout of Electrified Citi Bike Docks

"I urge the Department of Transportation and Con Edison to expedite the electrification of [Citi Bike] stations," Erik Bottcher wrote to the colossuses of conveyance and current last Friday.

February 29, 2024
See all posts