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Streetsblog: NYC Motorists Killed Three Pedestrians on City Sidewalks Today

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Three pedestrians were killed on NYC sidewalks today in two separate crashes. Just before 7:30 a.m. on Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst, a 22-year-old man driving a new Camaro ran over and killed two men on the sidewalk, and just before 1 p.m., a woman was killed on an East Harlem corner after a taxi driver struck a box truck, which careened onto the sidewalk. So far, no charges have been filed, though witnesses say the Queens Boulevard driver was speeding and the East Harlem cabbie ran a red light, according to reports.

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Bill de Blasio, New York City Mayor-Elect

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First and foremost, when given the choice to grow or to sit idle, we need to grow and we have to be aggressive about it. There are factors beyond our control — economic conditions, bureaucratic interference from afar — that can kill good projects. The things I value as a progressive — good jobs and affordable housing — cannot happen …

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News & Notes

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Citi Bike, NYC bike share. Photo (cc) ccho. Gawker: Tycoon’s Pet Newspaper Thinks For-Profit Citi Bikes Are Socialism The Observer objects to Citi Bike not because the bikes are hideous or dangerous—the editors mention, but shrug off, the possibility of “accidents involving goofy tourists,” which for many New Yorkers is a plus—but because of… socialism. Yes! Citi Bike “represents another …

Video: Roosevelt Island Tram

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The Roosevelt Island Tram returned to service today after being closed for a modernization project: On Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 Roosevelt Island’s state-of-the-art Aerial Tramway will return to service. Island visitors and residents are provided a 3 minute ride across the river from Roosevelt Island to East 60th Street and vice versa. The Tram is designed with two independently operated …

Megabus Coming to Providence

In Transportation by Jef Nickerson13 Comments

Photo (cc) eekim Speaking of buses, remember when I posted about the double-deck Megabus operating between Boston and New York. And everyone was all like, “yay, when will they come to Providence?” And I was all like, “I wish they’d run to Cape Cod.” Well, they are coming to Providence to do a New York run (no Cape Cod love …