A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in the tri-state region and beyond.
NYC Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez, NY Senator Marisol Alcantara and NY Assembly Member Carmen De La Rosa — The trio of upper Manhattan lawmakers has introduced legislation in their respective chambers which would establish hit and run alert systems in New York City and across the state similar to the existing Amber Alert system.
Route 9 Active Transportation Conceptual Design Plan Coalition — A group of Westchester County villages (Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow) has been awarded a $150,000 New New York Bridge Community Benefits Program grant to develop a multi-modal transportation plan for Route 9.
Upper East Side commuters — The extension of the Q train has made the commute more bearable not just for those who use the Second Avenue line, but also for East Siders who use the Lexington Avenue line.
New York City Council Member Margaret Chin — At a Vision Zero hearing last week, Council Member Chin “excoriated” the NYPD for letting drivers get away with parking illegally and using fake placards and license plate covers throughout her district in lower Manhattan.
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown — In New York City, you can drive onto a sidewalk and run over an infant, and you won’t even be charged with a crime — even if you don’t have a driver’s license.
Connecticut Senator Scott Frantz and Representatives Michael Bocchino and Fred Camillo — These Greenwich Republicans, who represent some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country, are standing firmly against tolls.