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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.

July 10, 2023

Greenpoint to Mayor: We Are the Residents and We Support a Safer McGuinness!

Speaker after speaker begged the mayor to realize that residents of the neighborhood support the plan, despite what a key aide told Hizzoner.

July 8, 2023

Cycle of Rage: Mayor Adams Has Disgraced Himself in Rejecting DOT’s Safety Plan for Deadly McGuinness

Shelving the McGuinness Boulevard safety redesign has damaged the mayor's credibility, blown up his predecessor's legacy, emboldened the donor class, empowered opponents of street safety, blindsided elected officials, and even written an obit for democracy.

July 7, 2023

Donor Class McGuinness Safety Opponents Reel in Brooklyn Dem Boss, DOT Commish for ‘Sham’ Town Hall

Opponents of the city’s proposed safety redesign of deadly McGuinness Boulevard flexed their political muscle on Thursday, even luring the boss of Brooklyn’s Democratic county machine — to whom they’ve donated tens of thousands of dollars.

June 16, 2023

Greenpoint Lawmaker: ‘Opposition to McGuinness Redesign is About Fear, Bad Faith and Control’

Assembly Member Emily Gallagher makes the case for safety in the face of a nearly unprecendented bikelash led by well-heeled political donors in Greenpoint.

June 15, 2023

Opponent of McGuinness Safety Plan Attacks Advocate as Battle Over Redesign Heats Up

Tensions flared in Greenpoint over the city’s plans to redesign the deadly McGuinness Boulevard, with a critic of the DOT proposal harassing one supporter of the safety plan — all on the eve of a "town hall" meeting held by the main opposition family, which went so far as to tighten security before Thursday morning's meeting.

June 15, 2023

Wednesday’s Headlines: Screw You and the Car You Drove In On Edition

The big story on Tuesday was the latest — and frankly, most egregious — bikelash we've seen in a long time.

June 14, 2023

Greenpoint Crash Kills Cyclist At a Former Open Street that Opponents Dismantled

The north Brooklyn intersection where an SUV driver fatally struck a senior cyclist has long been a terrifying crossroad of reckless driving that locals have demanded the city fix.

June 5, 2023