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

Monday’s Headlines: What a Sunset Edition

The weekend is over, but beautifully. Photo: Jean Cawley

What a gorgeous day it was on Sunday and sometimes you just have to tip your hat, suck out all the marrow, and hit the ground running today. And so we will, but not without thanking Friend of Streetsblog Jean Cawley for sending along that Conor Oberst album cover of a photograph from Long Island City (above).

Now let's get to the weekend's news roundup:

    • Following up on years' worth of Streetsblog stories, Evan Simko-Bednarski in the Daily News had a great scoop about how even the "Cop of the Month" at the 103rd Precinct in Queens parks illegally on the sidewalk. Well, the honoree cop has no choice: the precinct painted the tribute spot on the sidewalk! Perhaps the "integrity control officer" was out that day?
    • The Mets keep winning, but the team's owner's bid for a casino at Citi Field is losing with state Sen. Jessica Ramos. (NY Post)
    • Former Marine and current killer Daniel Penny tells the Post he's not a racist. But he still shouldn't get out on bail, says Jordan Nelly's uncle, the Post also reported.
    • A bus and a van collided near JFK Airport, raising issues about road safety near the field. (Gothamist)
    • Speaking of badly designed roads ... meet the entire suburbs! (NY Times)
    • Of course, on roads closer to home, the Times focuses on drugs, not design.
    • As Kevin Duggan has been reporting, the city's vendor crackdown continued in The Bronx over the weekend. (NYDN)
    • Crain's looked at the Council's open restaurant bill. Double-duty Duggan went a bit deeper in his piece today.
    • Subway summonses are up amid fare evasion crackdown. (amNY)
    • The Times Sunday Book Review praised Henry Grabar's book on parking. Our in-depth interview with Grabar will run on Tuesday.
    • What's it like to learn how to ride a bike in New York City? Hell Gate is on it.
    • The world's hunger for lithium, cobalt and other hard-to-get elements to power the electric vehicle revolution sounds a lot like what the world did 100 years ago to enable the internal combustion revolution. (NY Times)
    • New York, we have a new "Subway Challenge" record holder! (NYDN, Gothamist)

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog New York City

Thursday’s Headlines: ‘We’ll See You in Court, Gov.’ Edition

Today's the day that City Comptroller Brad Lander and his team of legal eagles will start the fight to save congestion pricing!

July 25, 2024

Hochul Must Put Up or Shut Up on Congestion Pricing, New Senate Transportation Chair Says

Gov. Hochul must produce a "100-day plan" to replace the $16.5 billion MTA funding shortfall created by her decision to cancel congestion pricing.

July 24, 2024

DOT Begins Safety Upgrades for Atlantic Av. But Locals Want More

Some changes are coming for Atlantic, but they're not enough, say street safety advocates.

July 24, 2024

MTA Contractor Scrambles to Refund Fake Charges After OMNY ‘Upgrade’ Goes Awry

Cubic is working to issue refunds to riders improperly charged thanks to the glitch, a spokesman said.

July 24, 2024

Podcast: GOP’s ‘Project 2025’ is ‘Based on a Lot of Ignorance’

What does Transportation for America's Beth Osborne think of the transportation portion of the Heritage Foundation's playbook for a Trump presidency?

July 24, 2024
See all posts