Thursday’s Headlines: Penn Station Edition

Look, there was a lot of news yesterday, so let’s get right to it:

  • The big story was Gov. Hochul’s announcement of a new plan to renovate Penn Station. Lots of outlets did first-day stories (NYDN; NY Post, skeptical; amNY; Gothamist, with a twist), but our own Dave Colon was smart enough to push the story forward with a second-day story … on the first day!
  • This story about a drunk-driving cop — and the ensuing field sobriety test — should send a chill through all of us. (NYDN, NY Post)
  • The hunger-striking yellow cabbies finally won a huge victory. (NY Post, NY Times, amNY)
  • The time has come for all of us to go to Puerto Rico the day after the election. (NY Post, Gothamist)
  • Here’s a post-mortem on some seemingly no-brainer ballot referenda (ooh, good use of the Latin plural!) that nonetheless failed. (NY Times)
  • And, finally, Justice Alito — WTF?



Parking Madness: Newark vs. Dallas

We’re halfway through the first round of the 2014 Parking Madness tournament, with Kansas City, Detroit, Chicago, and Jacksonville having advanced to the next round. Today’s matchup pairs two very different cities with the same problem: parking craters. A reader submitted the following definition yesterday: park-ing cra-ter (noun) is “ugly, and an inefficient use of space in a […]