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Monday’s Headlines: Safety and Congestion Edition

The two big stories: More outrage over the mayor's McGuinness flip-flop and the first meeting of the congestion pricing toll board.

12:00 AM EDT on July 10, 2023

Coming soon — less of this. Photo: Josh Katz

The big story over the weekend was Friday night's "community speakout" in Greenpoint to get Mayor Adams to listen to local supporters of a street safety plan for McGuinness Boulevard instead of listening to his outsider chief adviser Ingrid Lewis-Martin and a bunch of big business interests that have little interest in safety (hence their name, "Keep McGuinness Moving").

We broke the story, so we obviously covered the rally, but News12 was also on hand.

More is coming this week, with another rally on Thursday, this time at City Hall. It's all on the Streetsblog calendar.

In other news from a slow weekend:

  • The Traffic Mobility Review Board, which will set the price of the congestion pricing toll, will finally have its first meeting on July 19. (NYDN)
  • A madman on a moped (not a "scooter" as the cops and most of the papers, even Gothamist, dubbed it) killed one and injured two in a horrendous crime that will likely lead to calls to "ban mopeds" (though we don't recall anyone saying "ban cars" during the era of drive-by shootings). (NYDN, NY Post, NY Times) (Reminder: Streetsblog's seminal Field Guide to Micromobility is here for you in the mainstream media.)
  • Late on Friday, a judge temporarily suspended the delivery worker minimum wage, which was supposed to go into effect today. (amNY, The City, Crain's)
  • The family of the man who had been run over by a Parks Department worker while he slept on the beach is suing the city. (NY Post)
  • Is Taylor Swift properly maintaining the sidewalk outside her Tribeca townhouse? (Curbed)
  • We've seen plenty of drivers with fake plates or registration stickers, but this takes the prize. (NY Post)
  • Hell Gate was definitely right about this sandwich, I can attest personally.
  • Want to know how bad that storm was last night upstate? Check out this video of a washed-out road:

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