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Tuesday’s Headlines: Just the News Edition

12:00 AM EST on November 14, 2023

We have so much going on, what with "Bus Week" and Julianne Cuba's appearance today at a League of Women Voters "e-bike safety" luncheon (Need tickets? Click here), that we're just going to get right to the news:

  • Nicole Gelinas talks congestion pricing in City Journal. She supports it, but hopes it'll be done right so it doesn't fail.
  • Upper East Site offers a look at the East Side greenway.
  • The fact that a key Amtrak line has been out for two days because of a damaged car garage is totally bogus. (NY Times, NYDN, amNY, Gothamist)
  • As predicted, other media outlets followed the shiny object (electric helicopters!), but we focused on the real news from the city's heliport announcement on Monday. (NY Post, amNY)
  • It looks like the NYPD is again moving away from high-speed chases, Rocco Parascandola of the Daily News reports.
  • That massive fire in Crown Heights was sparked by a faulty lithium-ion battery, the FDNY says. (NY Post, Gothamist). Meanwhile, the Times allowed FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh to claim that Amazon is still selling illegal batteries, but if the Gray Lady's reporters had just read Streetsblog, they would know that's not true.
  • The Post took a positive, non-Cuozzo spin on the car-free Fifth Avenue, calling it "the ultimate holiday gift for New Yorkers and tourists alike."
  • The amNY editorial board wants better truck routes.
  • Finally, Manhattan Community Board 2 member Ryder Kessler had a lacerating look at Mayor Adams in City & State. Primary, anyone? (Crain's thinks so!)

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