Dont forget to vote ! Editing – Streetsblog New York City

As a few people have noted, the last burst of summer, when many families try to squeeze some more good times between camp and school, is not exactly most convenient time to hold a important primary election. New Yorkers already had a primary in June, and many voters may feel like they’ve been there. (The City reports that early voting turnout stank.) Or maybe your head is spinning from so much redistricting.

No matter. If you did not go to an early voting site, you must go to your official polling station today. (Ah, for the old metal booths with their heavy levers and acetate curtains – the vote will never be so final without those creaks and rattles!)

Ah, for the satisfying crunch of yesteryear!  Photo: Joe Shlabotnik via Flickr
Ah, for the satisfying crunch of yesteryear! Photo: Joe Shlabotnik via Flickr

Make your choices and be counted! As we learned recently, the deductible may not be guaranteed forever. Vote as if your life depended on it, because it does! Street safety (among many important things) is always on the ballot.

Streetsblog, being a non-profit organization, does not endorse candidates, but we can report on what the movement does. We’ve covered StreetsPAC’s Albany endorsements here. StreetsPAC Executive Director Eric McClure also made his personal preference known in the heated race for the 10th Congressional District:

In other news from a slow news day:

  • $7 million in greenway bucks will study the expansion of bike lanes in underserved parts of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. (amNY)
  • Outdoor magazine tells the epic story of Lauren Davisa cyclist who died under the wheels of a car in Brooklyn in 2016 but who was “erased” by a system that did not want to investigate her death.
  • So sad: There’s a vigil in Sunset Park at 6 p.m. tonight for Brooklyn delivery man Yener Rodas, who was fatally stabbed during a robbery. (ViaTwitter) Daily news i got the story crime and family anguish.
  • Finally, McSweeney’s see a black comedy in the death-defying feat of riding a bike path.

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