Today’s Headlines

  • David Chesler

    With regard to the parade rules and the amny article, funeral processions already have exemptions in law.

    If I were king of New York, the rules would have applied only to groups that seek to exempt themselves from the normal traffic rules (include the exemptions with the normal traffic rules.)

    There is this guy on the radio every morning who recognizes a group called “The morning rush hour” and “the line to pay the tolls”. That group is about as recognized as those spontaneous gatherings of bicyclists on the last Friday of the month.

    (It’s my opinion that individual bicyclists ought to follow the traffic rules, even if they are surrounded by lots of other bicyclists who have spontaneously gathered at the same place at the same time. If CM wants to use the exemption for processions to all go through even if the light turns partway through, it ought to apply for a permit; though the permit-granters ought to cooperate too.)

    I wonder if a motorist who is delayed by the recognizable group of a thousand other motorists ahead of him can make a complaint based on this regulation?

    One problem that both bicyclists and motorcyclists face is the lack of anonymity. This is the flip side of the anonymity that makes for road rage, the anonymity that is one machine fighting another machine. For those in open vehicles, there is no hiding, and rule violations and rudeness will also be taken personally.

    This is just another reason why as much as I love New York, I’m paying my taxes and spending my money in Massachusetts instead of New York.

    (And cheers to amny for shouting out to my old classmate.)

  • Amendment I

    Congress (NYPD??) shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the *right of the people peaceably to assemble*, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

  • ABG

    I watched the whole video about windmills on the Queensboro Bridge, but I didn’t see anything about how much they would cost to build or maintain, or how much electricity they could be expected to generate.

    You know what would go even further towards reducing emissions and simultaneously restore design elements that were removed from the bridge? Bringing back the trolleys.