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The 2013 NYC Streetsies, Part 3

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Happy New Year, and welcome to the third and final installment of the 2013 NYC Streetsies, also known as the Streetsblog Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Lifetime Achievement We take it for granted these days that NYC DOT is primed to make change happen — that every year, the department will roll out a fresh new […]

With Debut of B44 SBS, Major Brooklyn Bus Route Poised to Draw More Riders

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After years of planning, B44 Select Bus Service launched yesterday on the Nostrand Avenue corridor.  Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, and MTA Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast marked the occasion this afternoon at a newly-expanded bus stop at Church and Nostrand. The B44, which serves nearly 40,000 riders each weekday along a 9.3-mile route between the […]

As Bloomberg Touts Traffic Safety, Ray Kelly Says “Accidents” Happen

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In a moment that crystallized the schizophrenic traffic safety policies of the Bloomberg administration, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly revealed completely different philosophies concerning New York City’s streets while speaking at two different conferences this morning. Bloomberg, at the International Downtown Association annual meeting, spoke about the safety gains, economic benefits, and […]

Don’t Ask Seth Pinsky About NYCEDC Parking Development

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“The worst thing we could do is create projects that create a parking need and then not provide that parking.” That was Seth Pinsky, former head of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, in 2010. True to that philosophy, during his tenure NYCEDC incentivized and financed suburban-style parking in development projects in neighborhoods across the city, […]