New York Swagger Edition – Streetsblog New York City

Who knew that our titles published yesterday would be so premonitory? First, we correctly predicted that everyone was overreacting to the supposed blizzard from the south …

We hate to say we told you (in fact, we don't hate doing this).
We hate to say we told you (in fact, we don’t hate doing this).

But we also warned Mayor Adams that his insistence that New Yorkers are better than everyone else isn’t so good-looking. Well, we were still right; hours after we posted our scruples, the mayor ended up getting pretty badly evaluated with his “we’re a town of swagger” comment at a school in the Bronx. Check it out for yourself (or read Post’s story):

Which of the ideas from today’s column will be in the news later? Probably nothing, because it was a very slow news day yesterday:

  • New York’s redistribution plan is headed for the partisan gerrymander factory – most likely on behalf of the Democrats. (Gothamist, The City)
  • It’s amazing what can happen when you sit in the Streetsblog newsroom trashing community councils – well, an east Queens community council just unanimously endorsed a plan to build Following protected cycle paths that DOT did not even offer! (Laura Shepard via Twitter)
  • The Wall Street Journal examined how Omicron is also causing problems with transportation personnel nationwide.
  • Term limits worked for town hall and city council – as Streetsblog friend Aaron Naparstek pointed out oh-so-tap yesterday – so now Governor Hochul suggests a two-term cap for governors (NY Post, NY Times). Our friends from Reinvent Albany are all in it.
  • Safety advocates on the streets of New Jersey demand change after the bloodiest year since 2007. (NJ.com)
  • And finally, it’s Throwback Tuesday, so let’s go back to 2010, when Eric Adams spoke to residents of Transportation Alternatives and Park Slope about the benefits of lowering the speed limit to 20 miles per hour. The historic Streetfilms video shows the then-state senator had always gotten it on issues like street safety and public transportation (and, as our old editor always reminds us, the fauna):

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