It’s a Scorcher Edition – Streetsblog New York City
Our old editor uses his air conditioner four times a year – but, didn’t you know, the air conditioning broke on Saturday (bred in the 90s) and it’s so verklempt he told us to do the big titles while he waits for the repairman to come, hopefully today.
So this is it :
- Hey, driver, I said “Bedford Avenue”, not “Bedroom Avenue”. (NYDN, New York Post, NY Times)
- Someone who dislikes Maya Wiley’s belief in defunding the police dropped her a penny with the New York Post. But the tabloid gave it fair coverage for his position that the NYPD crackdown in Washington Square and Tompkins Square parks is a waste of money. And gothamist covered the issue the way it’s supposed to be covered: as a major policing issue in public space.
- Advocates rallied in the Bronx to get more money from the federal government for subway accessibility. (amNY)
- ICYMI: Streetsblog filed multiple requests to interview DOT open streets czar Kyle Gorman after he was verbally assaulted by car owners in Greenpoint earlier this year – but, instead, the agency put him down available for a piece leafed through the Times about where he gets drinks. Ah, well, at least we know where we can track down Gorman and ask him about the latest developments in the mystery of the Amazon truck and the stolen Driggs Avenue barricades.
- The New York Times Metropolitan newspaper continues his obsession with cars. The latest entry is yet another attempt to normalize (and even salute) a small number of bizarre, inefficient, wasteful, and tribal rituals on the alternative side of the street from the townspeople.
- In case you missed it, our newest investigative reporter Jesse Coburn told a fun story about how Eric Adams apparently wins the car owners’ vote.
- And, finally, the “War on Cars” podcast has a fun one about LEGO:
Episode 65: “Where are the bike lanes in Lego City?” What happens when one of the world’s best-selling toys doesn’t give kids the tools to build a world where it’s possible to get around without a car? And why is it important for a group of adults? #LEGO https://t.co/MnjYcG6aOl pic.twitter.com/Fg1xBwzl5J
— The War on Cars (@TheWarOnCars) June 7, 2021