New York under Bloomberg and his DOT is remaking itself into a city known for its parks, open space and complete streets philosophy that recognizes the role the roads play for drivers, buses, pedestrians and bikers.
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz has been fined $20,000 for taking his wife with him on overseas junkets. He should stay home. Brooklyn needs him for store openings, weddings, sidewalk pavings and street fairs.
Celebrate Brooklyn kicked off their season of free outdoor shows last week with an opening gala featuring Andrew Bird. His set was dominated by the excellent songs of his last album, Armchair Apocrypha.