Plus the Merrier Edition – Streetsblog New York City
We couldn’t be happier that Hell Gate is eating our lunch on the hypocrisy of alleged law enforcement guys supporting a right-wing, pro-police gubernatorial candidate while driving in cars with dozens of violations on their file.
Law and order for you, but not for me?
A day after the publication of the upstart website Liam Quigley’s Big Room about an Adams administration staffer driving around in a ghost car (the kind the mayor said he would crack down on), Christopher Robbins wrote the Lee Zeldin truck rally led by reckless driver repeat offender Inna Vernikov and presented many vehicles with multiple violations.
A few weeks ago, we caught Vernikov with 23 camera-issued tickets, but she didn’t call us back. She also didn’t respond to Robbins, who probably wanted to ask her how she reconciles being a school zone speed violator with her support for electing supposedly tough Lee Zeldin. respect to the crime.
Jeff Coltin took care of everything:
If you’re excited about it, you’re not allowed to complain about big motorcycle/ATV rides. https://t.co/Mceri4U1Db
— Jeff Coltin (@JCColtin) November 6, 2022
We’re just glad more outlets are getting into the “hey, reckless driving is part of law and order” beat. But truth be told, we would have liked to have had the story of the Zeldin convoy; It is good.
In other news:
- Two girls were run over by a driver in Sunset Park – along the strip where the city wanted to make safety improvements to roll back amid predictable protests from local businessmen and their car-loving facilitators (not that daily news underlined this part).
- These are the kind of great people who are attacking our communities because of reckless drivers. Rest in peace, Verna McKnight. (NYDN)
- Mayor ‘Get Stuff Done’ not doing enough to fight climate change, critics say (The city). Well we wonder Why! (Crain’s)
- Weekend metro ridership is always well ahead of daily weekday trips. (amNY)
- Train Daddy Andy Byford is back in the US looking for work, the post office reported. We have just the job for him.
- Today election dayso of course the post office is always shilling for Lee Zeldin. Endorsements are one thing, but literally finding random people on the subway saying they’re voting for Zeldin tells us nothing.
- That’s what we’ve been saying all along: “affordable housing” is not. (Crain’s)
- Bloomberg is the latest outlet to realize that adding cops to the subway doesn’t work.
- Big Ben Brachfeld beat us with his writing of the DOT’s solid plans for the Washington Bridge, but we’ll get it back soon. (amNY)
- As we have found With 34th Avenue open in Queens, residents of North Brooklyn point out that car-free streets are simply safer. (by Twitter)
our beloved #BerryOpenStreet is a safer passage for everyone from the Williamsburg Bridge to school, work, local businesses and McCarren Park. Did you sign our petition to make this permanent? https://t.co/BRmfwOZJZo Let’s dive into the data: pic.twitter.com/k2MRj1E1kE
— North Brooklyn Open Streets (@nbkopenstreets) November 7, 2022