Forgive us if we get a little bit of a slow start this morning, but we indulged in a bit too many apples and too much honey last night as we rang in 5783 last night. But we did manage to read through all the stories over the weekend to give you this handy news digest.
People have been visiting Paris for centuries for the food, the wine, the museums, the cheese and even the snails, but when New Yorkers head to the City of Light these days, all they see are the bike lanes.
Yesterday's news was dominated (if we say so ourselves) by our own investigative reporter Jesse Coburn's deep dive into whether the Department of Transportation is (excuse the pun) firing on all cylinders. Plus other news.
This week on our podcast, we talk with noise researcher Dr. Erica Walker, who says we're missing a critical conversation about how unique communities experience their local soundscapes, both in the streets and beyond.
A 9-year-old boy was killed on Friday as he walked on a sidewalk in Sheepshead Bay by a driver. It was all over the news (and on our site, too). On Monday, we asked City Hall if the mayor would like to comment. [Insert cricket sounds here.] Plus other news.
The Adams administration's senior adviser for land use, Annemarie Gray, has quit her lofty City Hall perch to head to the private sector to run an organization at the forefront of advocating for building more housing across the city — with a focus around transportation.
An elementary school kid was struck by a driver in Coney Island as he walked home from school with his grandmother this afternoon — and the driver kept on going, fleeing the scene even as witnesses tried to flag her down.