Wednesday’s Headlines: Fireworks Edition
In other news from another slow day (for the mainstream media):
- Once again, the Daily News did its darndest to absolve the driver of a car that backed over an 8-year-old Bronx boy on Tuesday. Memo to New York’s Hometown Paper: Drivers run over people; cars don’t.
- The paper did a better job with its coverage of a man who was struck by a driver on Delancey Street yesterday (but amNY did not).
- There is still a shortage of bikes. (Gothamist)
- NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea really botched his interview with Jami Floyd on WNYC, basically lying about the police crackdown in Mott Haven last year. (WNYC)
- The NYPD will hold a gripe session with Greenwich Village residents — a “town hall” style event that will consist entirely of neighborhood residents asking the cops to clean out “their” park. But the city should be careful what the well-heeled wish for. (Village Sun)
- We were happy to see Mayor de Blasio enjoy a slice of pizza at his morning news conference by eating it the normal way — without a knife and fork (Gothamist). Or, as our old man editor quipped to the mayor, “As God and Ray intended it.” (Mayoral transcript)