Tag Archives: New York City

Four NYT articles from this weekend you must read

In a nod to the importance of livable-streets issues and Vision Zero, the New York Times published four articles on victims and their families over the weekend. Continue reading

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High turnout at the inaugural Park Slope Street Safety Partnership meeting

In the wake of the death of Samuel Cohen Eckstein, a new group of community organizations, government agencies, and public officials has come together to make Park Slope’s streets safer. Continue reading

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Protecting bike messengers and deliverymen

If you wouldn’t use the roads during a blizzard, why would you make someone else do so to bring you food? Because there’s no reason not to. That should change. Continue reading

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For whom I’m pulling the lever – literally – on Tuesday (part 2)

My choices for Public Advocate and Mayor in next week’s Democratic primary. Continue reading

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For whom I’m pulling the lever – literally – on Tuesday (part 1)

My choices for Council District 39, Brooklyn DA, and Comptroller in next week’s Democratic primary. Continue reading

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How Summer Streets revives my love for the city

Around early August, I start to hate summer in the city. As if on cue, Summer Streets swoops in to save the day. Continue reading

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The hell afloat: the atrocity of the HMS Jersey

Somebody asked me last night what my favorite discovery has been so far. My immediate answer (and I stand by it today) was the horrible story of the HMS¬†Jersey and of the other prison-ships during the Revolutionary War. I’ve been … Continue reading

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