The Briefly for May 7, 2018 - More L Train Shutdown Drama, An Offshore Drilling Ban, Is Cuomo A Coward?, Bushwick is Filthy, and More
There was no environmental impact study done on the L shutdown and the Federal Transit Administration may have granted an illegal exemption to the MTA to get the work done. There's enough time for the project to start on time, but only if the MTA and DOT get started right away, and they're not exactly known for getting things done on time. Speaking of on time, the MTA only received 32 of the 200 promised new subway cars promised for January 2017.
Will Gov Cuomo debate Cynthia Nixon or is he a coward?
Confirmation bias is the tendency to search for and recall information in a way that confirms one's pre-existing beliefs. Also? Bushwick is one of the dirtiest neighborhoods in the city.
Mayor de Blasio shot down the idea of making 14th bus only 24/7 during the L shutdown. If 14th was a canal, the mayor would have purchased a ferry for it.
Trinity Church starts a $100 million renovation that starts today that will make the building ADA accessible, add 140 seats to the congregation, and rejuvenate the over 300 year old church.
"Some of the things we've clearly seen is that our guests do often want to pay with cash." Shake Shack's attempts to go cashless aren't working out.
amNY has an article about the history of Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Height’s social justice from Henry Ward Beecher, brother of Uncle Tom’s Cabin author Harriet Beecher Stowe, to being a part of the Underground Railroad, and more.
Gov. Cuomo proposed an offshore drilling ban for New York to combat President Trump's opening of nearly all American waters to gas and oil drilling.
Say farewell to the giant Watchtower sign in DUMBO. It goes the way of the Kentile Floors sign to make way for condos.
We Heart Astoria published their 2018 Outdoor Dining Guide.
LaGuardia is renting a security robot and it is not going well. I for one, welcome our new robot security overlords.
The Park Slope PTA head who posted photos of blackface performers to promote a PTA gala has resigned. Oy.
A headline rarely nails a thought perfectly, but all hail Slate’s “New York City Street Parking Is Preposterously Corrupt.”
The Daily Beast bemoans the lost rock landmarks in NYC.
The corner of West 238th and Waldo Avenue in the Bronx is now Andrew Sandler Way. Sandler was a 31-year-old member of Community Board 7 who lost a lengthy battle with cancer in August of 2017.
The 72nd St station on the B and C is closed until October as of today, so plan accordingly.
Don't worry everyone, adult teen Casey Neistat has a solution for bike safety in the city.
The Daily News thinks that they've identified the LIRR racist rant guy as Edward Ruggiero from Long Beach on Long Island. For what it's worth, he says it's not him.
If you're feeling sluggish, Queens' Annica Lin will put you to shame. She has plans to run the Brooklyn Half Marathon on the 19th and give a TEDx talk in Asbury Park that afternoon.
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