york times – This Tuesday http://thistuesday.org/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 16:05:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://thistuesday.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile-120x120.png york times – This Tuesday http://thistuesday.org/ 32 32 Headlines Tuesday: SC’s Scott scores victory with passage of anti-lynching bill https://thistuesday.org/headlines-tuesday-scs-scott-scores-victory-with-passage-of-anti-lynching-bill/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 14:02:07 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/headlines-tuesday-scs-scott-scores-victory-with-passage-of-anti-lynching-bill/ File photo The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously approved an anti-lynching bill passed by the House and long pushed by U.S. Senator Tim Scott, a Republican from Charleston. The measure, which now falls to President Biden to sign into law, calls for making lynching a hate crime punishable by up to 30 years in prison. […]]]>
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The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously approved an anti-lynching bill passed by the House and long pushed by U.S. Senator Tim Scott, a Republican from Charleston. The measure, which now falls to President Biden to sign into law, calls for making lynching a hate crime punishable by up to 30 years in prison. The historic bill is named in honor of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old black boy tortured and murdered in Mississippi in 1955. More: NPR, The New York Times

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Red flag alert issued for SC due to increasing wildfire danger. The state Forestry Commission issued a statewide red flag alert on Monday for outdoor burning in windy and dry conditions. The alert discourages outdoor fires and may trigger local outdoor burning bans. More than 100 wildfires have been reported in the state since Thursday, officials said. Continued: PA News, Post and courier

The Panthers put construction on the Rock Hill facility on hold due to lack of local funding. Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper has already invested $170 million in an $800 million training facility in Rock Hill, but is putting construction on hold amid concerns over the city’s lack of funding necessary for the project infrastructure. He said the payment was due over a year ago. The City of Rock Hill released a statement saying it was unaware of an alleged obligation to pay. Continued: PA News, The Charlotte Observer, WCNC, WBTW

Childs of SC assigned to the case on the Murdaugh prison tapes. U.S. District Judge Michelle Childs, who was on President Joe Biden’s shortlist of potential Supreme Court nominees, has been assigned to oversee the federal court case to find out if Alex Murdaugh’s recorded phone calls can be made public in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. Murdaugh’s wife and son were shot and killed last summer, and since then Murdaugh has been involved in several civil cases. Continued: The state

The Democrat is withdrawing from the SC-1 race, narrowing the field. Democratic candidate Tim Lewis is no longer running for the congressional seat currently held by Republican Nancy Mace. Two women — Annie Andrews and Rebecca Niess Cingolani — remain in the Democratic race. Mace faces Katie Arrington, Lynz Piper-Loomis and Ingrid Centurion in the Republican primary. Lewis’ exit virtually ensures that the congressional seat will remain in the hands of a woman. Continued: The state

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Tuesday Headlines: Plenty of Twos for Historic Twosday https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-plenty-of-twos-for-historic-twosday/ Tue, 22 Feb 2022 14:09:38 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-plenty-of-twos-for-historic-twosday/ It’s officially “twosday” – the date that reads 2/22/22. It can be read backwards as a palindrome and it falls on a Tuesday. According to the National Weather Service, there won’t be another “two days” for another 400 years. Want to have a little fun with Google? Type “2-22-22” into his search engine and see […]]]>

It’s officially “twosday” – the date that reads 2/22/22. It can be read backwards as a palindrome and it falls on a Tuesday. According to the National Weather Service, there won’t be another “two days” for another 400 years. Want to have a little fun with Google? Type “2-22-22” into his search engine and see what happens. Continued: USA today, The Washington Post, KTLA, CNN

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Former Trump official Mulvaney endorses Mace. Former SC Congressman and Trump administration chief of staff Mick Mulvaney has backed incumbent Republican Nancy Mace in her in-party battle against Katie Arrington, who has received backing from the former president. Former Trump official and former SC Governor Nikki Haley has also previously endorsed Mace. Continued: Post and courier, The state

SC’s Childs remains on the shortlist for Biden’s Supreme Court name. U.S. District Court Judge J. Michelle Childs of South Carolina is one of three black women being considered by the White House to fill the seat of Judge Stephen Breyer. Breyer withdraws from court. Continued: PA News

SC’s Graham is pushing for “strong sanctions” against Russia. As Russian President Vladimir Putin orders Russian troops into sections of Ukraine, US Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has expressed the need for “strong sanctions” against the Kremlin. Continued: The New York Times

Why High Gas Prices Might Actually Encourage SC Tourism. A large majority of those who visit Myrtle Beach drive to their destination, which gives the impression that the recent spike in gas prices would have a negative impact on the city. But Taylor Damonte, a hospitality professor at Coastal Carolina University, said over the years he’s noticed a positive correlation between fuel prices and footfall in the area during peak travel season. Continued: The state

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Headlines Tuesday: SC-linked former Miss USA dies in New York https://thistuesday.org/headlines-tuesday-sc-linked-former-miss-usa-dies-in-new-york/ Tue, 01 Feb 2022 14:21:20 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/headlines-tuesday-sc-linked-former-miss-usa-dies-in-new-york/ Cheslie Kryst, 30, died on Sunday after falling from a high-rise building in New York City. His death is being investigated as a suicide. Kryst won Miss USA in 2019 and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a business degree. Following: The New York Times, WISTV, The state In other titles: TSA and […]]]>

Cheslie Kryst, 30, died on Sunday after falling from a high-rise building in New York City. His death is being investigated as a suicide. Kryst won Miss USA in 2019 and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a business degree. Following: The New York Times, WISTV, The state

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TSA and Horry County Police clash over mask rules. Horry County police officers working at the Myrtle Beach airport did not wear masks, saying they are exempt from federal transportation rules. But federal authorities say that is not true. The police chief reportedly said in a memo that “No one will care. Nobody Matters” about whether officers wear masks. Following: Myrtle Beach Sun News/The State

Orangeburg Confederate Monument Bill Approved by SC Senate. The SC Senate approved a bill allowing the city of Orangeburg to move a Confederate monument from Memorial Plaza to a Confederate cemetery. But the bill could face an uphill battle in the House. The State Heritage Act of 2000 requires local governments to obtain General Assembly approval to move or alter monuments honoring the Confederacy or other movements. Following: The Orangeburg Times & Democrat

A land preservation group secures 417 acres in Horry County. The iconic Venus Flytrap factory will have hundreds of acres to thrive after a recent land deal between state officials and New York’s Open Space Institute. Following: Post and courier

SC’s Harrison responds to DNC job departure rumours. As President Joe Biden sinks in the polls, tensions have arisen between the president and Democratic National Committee Chairman Jaime Harrison of South Carolina. Over the weekend, rumors surfaced that Harrison would leave his post, which were quickly dismissed by Harrison. Harrison went on to tout record fundraising levels for the DNC during the midterm cycle. Following: The state

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Heed Editing of Hizzoner’s Appeal – Streetsblog New York City https://thistuesday.org/heed-editing-of-hizzoners-appeal-streetsblog-new-york-city/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 05:03:02 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/heed-editing-of-hizzoners-appeal-streetsblog-new-york-city/ It’s been a busy day for the major daily newspapers, with a full slate of stories about Sunday’s devastating Bronx fire, so we’ll get to the most important piece of that story: Mayor Adams called the New- Yorkers to help victims, so you should do what we did and click here to donate via the […]]]>

It’s been a busy day for the major daily newspapers, with a full slate of stories about Sunday’s devastating Bronx fire, so we’ll get to the most important piece of that story: Mayor Adams called the New- Yorkers to help victims, so you should do what we did and click here to donate via the Mayor’s Fund website.

Every little gesture counts.

Now for the transportation related news:

  • David Zipper asks the question we always ask ourselves: why aren’t there cameras on every bus to spit tickets at the morons blocking the bus lane? (Bloomberg)
  • The Daily Newsuh’s Clayton Guse gave us all flashbacks when he spotted cars parked in City Hall Square – an echo of how Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams handled the City Hall public sidewalk. A little warning? The sidewalks and City Hall driveway are off-limits to the public and have long since been ceded to pols and adjacent staff members who would need to take the subway or cycle to work.
  • A moped driver was seriously injured when he was run over by a hit-and-run driver on FDR Drive. (New York Post)
  • A big apology is due to council member Gale Brewer, who do invite us to his Sunday press on the growing danger of proliferating online grocery business non-market “dark sites”. Turns out his email address changed to district6@council.nyc.gov, and we had told Google to feature all emails from the old address, gbrewer@council.nyc.gov. Well, now we know!
  • In case you missed it, Ginia Bellafante mentioned Streetsblog’s Dave Colon in her “Mayor of Swagger” post on Sunday. (New York Times)
  • Sad news for anyone who grew up in Westchester in the 1970s.New York Times)
  • And finally, everyday Tesla? Give us a fucking break:

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Tuesday’s headlines are low and dirty – Streetsblog USA https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-headlines-are-low-and-dirty-streetsblog-usa/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 05:00:44 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-headlines-are-low-and-dirty-streetsblog-usa/ Tuesday’s headlines are low and dirty – Streetsblog USA PathPath Carbon emissions grew faster than expected in 2021, outpacing the economic recovery from the pandemic. People are driving again and utilities have been burning more coal to generate electricity because natural gas prices are high. This will make it more difficult to achieve President Biden’s […]]]>




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  • Carbon emissions grew faster than expected in 2021, outpacing the economic recovery from the pandemic. People are driving again and utilities have been burning more coal to generate electricity because natural gas prices are high. This will make it more difficult to achieve President Biden’s overall climate goals. (CNN)
  • Biden faces an increasingly narrow path to pass the Build Back Better Bill, which contains $555 billion to curb climate change (New York Times). The bill remains in limbo, with talks with a pivotal vote, Sen. Joe Manchin stalled, and Biden pivoting to the franchise (E&E news).
  • Some good news: even in their 30s or 40s, millennials still drive less than Gen Xers and younger baby boomers. (Quartz)
  • Governing interviewed a University of Michigan sociologist about how government and foundation funding for things like public transit often benefits neighborhoods that already have money over communities that need it most where the investment is considered more risky.
  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s goal of zero road deaths by 2025 looks increasingly out of reach, with drivers killing 20% ​​more people last year than in 2020 or 2019. (Los Angeles Time)
  • Washington, DC also followed the national trend, with traffic deaths reaching their highest level since 2007. (DCist)
  • Like many cities, Atlanta hopes to use $1 billion set aside in the infrastructure bill to dismantle or bury city freeways that run through black neighborhoods. (AJC)
  • The latest Texas DOT plan to widen I-35 in Austin calls for putting the freeway below grade, allowing more pedestrian crossings and lowering speed limits on frontage roads. But the project will still add lanes. (KUT)
  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit will offer free rides for a week when it launches its revamped bus system on Jan. 24. Why not opt ​​for permanent free? (Magazine D)
  • Portland is considering a $12.5 billion bridge replacement fund under the federal infrastructure program to expand the city’s bicycle network. (Portland Bike)
  • Predictably, Elon Musk’s tunnel for Teslas and a self-driving car demonstration both failed in Las Vegas last weekend. (braked)

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Oblomovshina Edition – Streetsblog New York City https://thistuesday.org/oblomovshina-edition-streetsblog-new-york-city/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 05:03:58 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/oblomovshina-edition-streetsblog-new-york-city/ This is our December donation campaign. Help us stay on these important stories. Click here or on the icon above. Following on from yesterday’s theme that the last week of December is just dead, today we think this week looks a bit like the main character in Ivan Goncharov’s famous novel, Oblomov. But unlike Ilya […]]]>
This is our December donation campaign.  Help us stay on these important stories.  Click here or on the icon above.
This is our December donation campaign. Help us stay on these important stories. Click here or on the icon above.

Following on from yesterday’s theme that the last week of December is just dead, today we think this week looks a bit like the main character in Ivan Goncharov’s famous novel, Oblomov. But unlike Ilya Ilyich Oblomov, the prototypical superfluous man of 19th-century Russia, we promise to get out of our beds today and do a real job for people.

Until then, here’s the news:

  • First of all, we would be remiss if we don’t thank our donors from yesterday (and urge you to join their elite status by clicking on the yellow logo above): Thank you, Christopher! Thanks, David!
  • A federal judge has ordered the city to make streets safer for blind residents, which makes you wonder why a Federal Court ruling is needed to ensure basic decency and safety. (New York Times)
  • Mayor de Blasio spent most of his morning press conference Monday complaining that state officials, including Governor Hochul, are not enforcing congestion pricing quickly enough. But, as the Daily News pointed out, the slow process of drafting the federally mandated environmental assessment is proceeding on schedule, frustrating as that may be. Looks like someone is running for governor!
  • MTA predicts transit delays as new wave hits its workers (NYDN). How serious is the omicron variant? Well, Apple just closed all of its mega-lucrative retail stores in New York City (NY Post).
  • A hit-and-run driver killed a man who got out of his car on the Bruckner Freeway. (NYDN)
  • It’s good to sleep on the job if you’re a Long Island Rail Road employee – says someone who should know! (New York Post)
  • The city has pledged an additional $ 75 million to complete Bushwick Inlet Park in Williamsburg. (Brooklyn Paper)
  • From the Assignment Office: Hey, Jim Dao, New York Times Metro Editor-in-Chief, here’s as good a story as it gets: Dick Zigun is at Coney Island Sideshow and Coney Island USA, the arts group he founded! This story has it all: carnies, plots and guys who eat blisters! (Brooklyn Paper)
  • And, finally, on the first working day since Friday’s fatal accident caused by a Baldor driver, our spy spotted one of the company’s drivers doing the wrong thing:
Hey, Baldor.  Stop that.
Hey, Baldor. Stop that.

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In Tuesday’s headlines, your mileage may vary – Streetsblog USA https://thistuesday.org/in-tuesdays-headlines-your-mileage-may-vary-streetsblog-usa/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/in-tuesdays-headlines-your-mileage-may-vary-streetsblog-usa/ In Tuesday’s headlines, your mileage may vary – Streetsblog USA PathPath The Environmental Protection Agency reverses the Trump administration’s reduction in fuel efficiency requirements and goes even further, lowering the average mileage from 32 miles per gallon to 40 in 2026, which should encourage manufacturers automobiles to sell more hybrid and electric vehicles, and stop […]]]>




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  • The Environmental Protection Agency reverses the Trump administration’s reduction in fuel efficiency requirements and goes even further, lowering the average mileage from 32 miles per gallon to 40 in 2026, which should encourage manufacturers automobiles to sell more hybrid and electric vehicles, and stop 3 billion tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. (CNN)
  • Amtrak will use part of its $66 billion in funding from the infrastructure bill to fix outdated tunnels and bridges that are bottlenecks in the Northeast Corridor, its busiest routes. (New York Times)
  • Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson is lobbying DC for infrastructure funds to bury I-30 and for Vision Zero projects. (Magazine D)
  • King County’s long-range plan for transit in the Seattle area is shifting the focus of suburban commuters to historically underserved communities. (Diving into smart cities)
  • As the Transportation Bureau faces a $26 million budget shortfall, Portland officials are considering a parking surcharge that would fund climate and equity programs. (Portland Bike)
  • Drivers have killed 22 cyclists and 204 pedestrians in New Jersey this year, the most since 1989. (WHY)
  • Two Washington, DC City Council bills would make the streets around schools safer for children. (DCist)
  • Tulsa’s nonprofit bike share This Machine is facing a spike in theft and vandalism. (KJRH)
  • Electric scooter company Lime is expanding in the Middle East. (CNBC)
  • The European Union proposes that all new buildings be pre-wired for electric vehicle charging stations. (clean technique)
  • Uber is working with a UK startup to design a battery-powered taxi and make drivers foot the bill for its greenwashing. (Jalopnik)
  • While other cities have banned or restricted cars in certain areas, a Berlin group is pushing to make it the first major city to be car-free in a massive 55-square-mile swath of the German metropolis. (Yes! Magazine)

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Tuesday headlines: Summerville man posthumously awarded Medal of Honor https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-summerville-man-posthumously-awarded-medal-of-honor/ Tue, 14 Dec 2021 14:11:13 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-summerville-man-posthumously-awarded-medal-of-honor/ Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Celiz, an Army Ranger from Summerville, will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously from President Joe Biden on Thursday, along with two other members of the United States Army. The Medal of Honor is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who stand out, risking their lives, beyond the call of […]]]>

Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Celiz, an Army Ranger from Summerville, will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously from President Joe Biden on Thursday, along with two other members of the United States Army. The Medal of Honor is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who stand out, risking their lives, beyond the call of duty. Celiz died after standing between Taliban fighters and an American helicopter evacuating wounded in 2018. More information: AP / South Carolina Radio Network, The State, WCBD, The White House

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How the federal transport package will benefit SC About $ 6 billion is destined for South Carolina through President Biden’s $ 1.2 trillion infrastructure investment and jobs act. The money is expected to reach the state over the next five years, improving federal highways, reducing emissions and improving transportation systems. More: Spartanburg Herald-Journal

James Brown estate sold after 15 years of infighting. Legendary South Carolina-born soul and funk singer James Brown died 15 years ago, triggering litigation over who had a right to his estate. Brown sought to bequeath most of his estate in scholarships for needy children. Now his former South Carolina mansion on Beech Island in Aiken County could follow in the footsteps of a Graceland-style museum as Primary Wave Music purchases the assets of his estate and controls Brown’s name and likeness. More: The New York Times

Brain of a former NFL player who killed 6 at Rock Hill to test. Former football pro Phillip Adams gunned down two grandparents, their two grandchildren and two HVAC technicians working at a Rock Hill home in April before turning the gun on himself. Adams’s family agreed to test his brain for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative disease linked to head trauma. The coroner will release the results of the test today. More: AP News

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A Full Day of Exciting (Sort of!) Editing of Transportation News – Streetsblog New York City https://thistuesday.org/a-full-day-of-exciting-sort-of-editing-of-transportation-news-streetsblog-new-york-city/ Tue, 14 Dec 2021 05:03:03 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/a-full-day-of-exciting-sort-of-editing-of-transportation-news-streetsblog-new-york-city/ This is our December donation campaign. Your donation helps us make important stories. So please click here or on the icon above. Yesterday was a huge day for mixed, disappointing and disappointing mixed transport news, so we’ll get to that after reminding you that this is our December donation campaign which means we pass the […]]]>
This is our December donation campaign.  Your donation helps us make important stories.  So please click here or on the icon above.
This is our December donation campaign. Your donation helps us make important stories. So please click here or on the icon above.

Yesterday was a huge day for mixed, disappointing and disappointing mixed transport news, so we’ll get to that after reminding you that this is our December donation campaign which means we pass the hat on to keep our lights on for another year.

Yesterday we received generous donations from people we would like to personally thank: Thank you, Michael! Thanks Silvio! Thank you Georges!

The rest of you can join in on the action by clicking the yellow icon above. Thanks in advance!

And now for one day’s summary of weird news:

  • MTA’s price cap pilot is closer to reality, finally bringing the equivalent of unlimited MetroCards to OMNY users (NY Post, NY Times, amNY, Gothamist). The Daily News article also contained details of a $ 5 “city ticket” for intra-city commuter train travel that is also in the works.
  • Forgive us if we do not bow to our elected leaders as they allocate $ 10 billion for an improvement of an airport that does not include better transit to said airport. “When that is done, it will be an experience worthy of the name of New York,” Governor Hochul said. Worthy of New York? Why, because it’s such a mess for The Carlyle Group? (NYDN, Gothamist) At least Ben Kabak kept them honest:
  • Oh, and speaking of yesterday’s announcements that didn’t do much for us, Senator Charles Schumer announced that he has bridged a gap between Amtrak and the MTA to fix the East River tunnels. that had been damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. But Schumer had already lined up a lot of that money in 2016, and it’s 2021 and the job still hasn’t been done. Local newspapers took the ad more or less at face value (NYDN). The Times even bought the line that the job was “stalled by the pandemic” (even though the project was stalled much longer than that).
  • While we speak of disappointing news, the MTA has announced plans to upgrade F-train signals in East Queens … with the $ 65 million project slated for completion in 2026. It’s unclear why public agencies think they get credit for discussing stuff now when straphangers won’t benefit for years. We’ll cover the cut with the ribbon when the time comes, we promise. (NYDN)
  • Has the city rushed its environmental review of a Coney Island ferry dock just so Mayor de Blasio can have one final good news on the ferry? Let’s put it this way, usually when media headlines come with a question title like this, you know what the answer is. (New York Times)
  • A hit-and-run driver killed a woman in Queens on Monday evening, as the bloodiest year in Mayor de Blasio’s tenure continues. (NYDN)
  • The Post is so eager to demonize Queens Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that it publishes articles about centrist Democrats who aren’t even running against her… as against her!
  • You need one to not know one: the NYPD imposes very few fines on non-wearing masks on the subway. (NY Post, amNY)
  • The first lawmaker our old editor ever covered was Upper West Side Assembly member Dick Gottfried, who announced his retirement yesterday. Is our old editor next? (New York Times)

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Give Thanks Edition – Streetsblog New York City https://thistuesday.org/give-thanks-edition-streetsblog-new-york-city/ Tue, 07 Dec 2021 05:04:47 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/give-thanks-edition-streetsblog-new-york-city/ This is our December donation campaign. Your donation helps us do what we do. Please click on this link or the icon above. We’re still in our December Giving Campaign, so it would be wrong to open the daily headlines without a) reminding you of said Giving Campaign and b) honoring the kind and generous […]]]>
This is our December donation campaign.  Your donation helps us make important stories.  So please click on this link or the icon above.
This is our December donation campaign. Your donation helps us do what we do. Please click on this link or the icon above.

We’re still in our December Giving Campaign, so it would be wrong to open the daily headlines without a) reminding you of said Giving Campaign and b) honoring the kind and generous (and gorgeous!) Hours. So here are some heartfelt thanks to you, Ryan, Choresh, Carla, Jonathan, Justin and Michael!

And the rest of you, we hope to have won your support for another year. In case you need a refresher on what we’ve done so far in 2021, here’s a recap. And one more promise: your donations will be never be used to redesign our website with pop-up ads or autoplay videos that annoy readers of The Daily News, amNY, The Post and even The Times. It’s not going to happen on this site, folks.

OK, on ​​the news!

  • We were happy to see WNYC / Gothamist cover the start of DOT’s Dangerous Vehicle Reduction Program, but we broke the story here. (No connection, no love, Gothamist?)
  • Kudos to Guse at Newsuh for humanistically looking at the increase in homelessness on the subway and not turning into a tabloid-style call for a crackdown.
  • Outrage: Two NYPD agents whose pursuit of a motorcyclist resulted in the deaths of the biker and his girlfriend ended up making a plea deal to keep their cop jobs. They will both end up losing only 20 days of vacation. (NYDN)
  • A street vendor was stabbed in a robbery. (New York Post)
  • Former Staten Island rep Max Rose seems to be looking for some help from his friend Gerry (you know, Gerry Mander). (New York Times)
  • Credit is Due: DOT has improved the lives of tens of thousands of bus passengers in Soundview with new dedicated bus lanes. (Public transportation)
  • DoorDash is entering the 15-minute grocery delivery industry, which DoorDash says not lead to more delivery people doing more work faster because the new DashCorps is different from Restaurant Delivery Dashers. Kirstyn Brendlen’s story in amNY was pretty comprehensive. Julianne Cuba’s story on Streetsblog rightly focused on the safety concerns of workers… and everyone else.
  • We were also happy to see The Times covering what appears to be a good project to “light up” the long buried Tibbetts Creek, but we were disappointed the newspaper didn’t see the irony: the project will end in a path. green connecting Van Cortlandt Park and the Harlem River behind a target, but this “green lane” is essentially a narrow strip running along the Major Deegan Expressway … itself an environmental issue the Times was silent on. (Other than that, and the fact that the project has no funding yet.)
  • From the Assignment Office: Tuesday night, the Upper West Side Community Board 7 will pass a resolution calling for stricter regulation of legal e-bikes – a resolution (read it here) that our friends at StreetopiaUWS are calling “baseless and unfounded. discriminatory ”and one that“ will not increase public safety ”. (Wait until CB7 hears about cars!) Either way, the action in the Zoom Zoom room begins at 6:30 p.m. Register here.
  • Council member Laurie Cumbo revealed at a town hall meeting last night that the father of DOT commissioner Hank Gutman has passed away. We offer our condolences to the Commissioner and his family.
  • And, finally, our friends at Transportation Alternatives have posted an excellent thread on all the crucial bills city council needs to pass before the majority of its members go into forced retirement on December 31:

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