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Tuesday’s Headlines: Hot Dogs, Buns and Fireworks Edition

We're taking today off to celebrate Joey Chestnut's inevitable 70 hot-dog-and-bun interpretation of our nation's founding. But here's some news.

12:00 AM EDT on July 4, 2023

Main photo: Diana Robinson/Mayoral Photography Office. Chestnut photo: Gersh Kuntzman

We're taking today off to celebrate Joey Chestnut's inevitable 70 hot-dog-and-bun interpretation of our nation's founding.

We'll be back tomorrow, but until then, here are a few headlines to chew on while Chestnut makes history:

  • A trio of big transit hitters —including Friend of Streetsblog Bob Previdi — penned a Daily News op-ed in support of one more mammoth project: linking Penn Station and Grand Central.
  • Sure, don't pass Sammy's Law — but watch the destruction that occurs when people speed (and they do). (NYDN, NY Post)
  • Several outlets followed our initial coverage on Friday of the city's plan to deploy lockers to keep packages safe and reduce delivery traffic. (NY Times, NY Post)
  • The eye- and nosesore of Ditmas Park has been removed. (Gothamist)
  • The budget deal just inked between Mayor Adams and the City Council could have done more for Fair Fares. (Crain's)
  • Legendary pro-car columnist Tom Wrobelski (who lives on a low-lying island by the way) is now complaining that drivers might have to pay for the damage they do. (SI Advance)
  • Not content with zero traffic deaths for several years, Hoboken, N.J. is doing more Vision Zero work. (Tap Into Hoboken)
  • Irony alert: On the same day that DOT announced its plans to redesign Ninth Street in Gowanus after the death of cyclist Sarah Schick, we spotted a sign indicating that a Tesla dealer was coming to the fatal corner:
More cars = more death. Photo: Gersh Kuntzman

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