"The state and the MTA have to act and expedite the environmental assessment so we can get going," de Blasio said. "By June, all of the work should be done, and shovels should go in the ground by July ... of next year."
An MTA consultant slapped a ridiculously high pricetag on a project to add subway service to eastern Queens via abandoned LIRR tracks — and supporters of the so-called QueensLink have put out their own study suggesting the service could be finished for half as much as the MTA said.
It doesn't take much for an obscure elected official to get the Bill Roundy treatment — just sue the city for no reason and you are instantly immortalized in caricature forever. So this week, it's Peter Abbate's turn.
The future mayor was at the White House. Meanwhile, the much-vaunted New York City press corps couldn't help but notice that the actual mayor of New York City wasn't. Plus other news (not much of it, that is!).