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DOT Boss Tries to Stay ‘Positive’ on McGuinness But Won’t Commit to Safest Possible Design

The city's transportation chief "wants to be positive" about the future of McGuinness Boulevard — but couldn't promise the final result will be as safe as his DOT's original plan.

July 18, 2023

Opinion: What Would Jesus Do? He’d Build a Bike Lane on McGuinness, Mr. Mayor

In the Bible, Jesus says, “No one can serve two masters." But the mayor is trying to serve safety and cars. And it's not possible, says one Greenpoint dad.

July 13, 2023

Mayor Disses Local Councilman, Saying ‘Community’ Opposes McGuinness Safety Plan

The mayor openly mocked Greenpoint Council Member Lincoln Restler, who supports the redesign.

July 10, 2023

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