The Hero and the Zero Version – Streetsblog New York Metropolis
Recent out of the hospital, President Trump simply pulled the plug on our transit system.
The massive information yesterday was the ‘roid-raging Donald‘s resolution to cease negotiating with Nancy Pelosi about one other spherical of COVID-19 federal reduction funding, that means that
Everybody lined it: The Daily News, the NY Post, The NY Times, particularly. Pat Foye despatched us a press release slamming the president: “This resolution is an insulting slap within the face to our heroic transit staff who proceed to indicate up throughout this once-in-a-hundred 12 months pandemic to maintain the financial system transferring. We urge the President to return to the negotiating desk and ship reduction for the nation.”
And, significantly, Pelosi questioned whether or not it was Trump’s meds that turned him away from serving to the American individuals lower than a month earlier than an election (NYDN). In the meantime, Riders Alliance might be in Bronxville for a rally with native suburban pols to beg President Trump for some emergency funds.
In different information:
- Solely the Daily News covered the mournful vigil for NYU Langone–Brooklyn nurse Clara Kang, the hero in our headline right now, who was killed on Third Avenue as she bicycled residence to Queens from the in a single day shift — however New York’s supposed “hometown paper” went for normal tabloid hearts and flowers, ignoring the truth that activists have been gathering on Third Avenue just about 4 occasions a 12 months to mourn individuals whose lives may simply have been saved by extra aggressive metropolis motion. We had been additionally available (see slideshow above), and need to put Brooklyn Neighborhood Board 7 Chairman Cesar Zuniga’s feedback entrance and heart:
- “I’m outraged. Final time we did this I had a query, ‘What number of extra individuals must die earlier than motion is taken on Third Avenue?’ And I’ll hold having to ask this query. It is a racial justice query. This isn’t about reinventing some wheel. That is about implementing greatest practices. So you need to ask your self why this group has to beg for one thing that’s completely doable. So I’ll proceed to ask our elected officers to step up and do one thing so fundamental as pedestrian security and visitors calming.” (We requested DOT to reply, however the company declined.)
- In associated tales: Extra race automotive carnage in Queens (NYDN, NY Post) and in Brooklyn (NYDN, NY Post). And the inevitable Post “wacky” video of a drunk driver shedding management of her automotive — and miraculously not killing anybody. Oh, these drunk drivers! They simply crack us up!
- And a New Jersey man was killed by his personal automotive. (NY Post)
- The graffiti artists of 5Pointz sealed their victory over the developer who tore destroyed their murals. (NY Times)
- A number of shops lined the arrest of a Forest Hills teen for allegedly deliberately driving his SUV right into a crowd of cyclists on Saturday. (Streetsblog, NYDN, NY Post, amNY, Gothamist)
- And whereas we’re with regards to yesterday, we had such a busy day on the ol’ S’weblog that we need to offer you a easy, “in case you missed it” part for all our different tales):
- Eve Kessler wrote up that Harvard research that exhibits how essential it’s for us to wash the air.
- Council candidate Whitney Hu wrote a clarion name op-ed concerning the want for security fixes on Third Avenue in Brooklyn.
- Ed Ravin gave Polly Trottenberg much more work, along with his piece about how simple it will be to create a brand new higher Manhattan bike path.
- Editor Gersh Kuntzman wrote concerning the (not-at-all secret) assembly between politicians and Trottenberg about getting extra pedestrian house on the Queensboro Bridge.
- And Ida Sawyer of Human Rights Watch wrote an op-ed concerning the NYPD brutal habits at a June protest. (Which got here simply in time for an additional weird outburst by NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea, as reported in Gothamist.)
- And, lastly, Nate Silver, who spends his days underestimating the inevitability of a Trump re-election in November, unfairly maligned electrical Citi Bikes on Twitter:
The electronically-assisted citibikes type of make you’re feeling like Lance Armstrong.
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) October 5, 2020