Tuesday Links

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Charge for Brooklyn Pol Is a State Favorite: Pilfering From a Nonprofit [NY Times]
Traffic Eased on Brooklyn Bridge Access Ramps [NY Times]
When Politicians Who Should Be Helping Are Only Out to Help Themselves [NY Times]
Brooklyn Public Library Rolling in Overdue Fines [NY Post]
Exploding Manholes Set Cars On Fire, Cut Power In Bushwick [CBS]
Measles Outbreak Hits Borough Park and Williamsburg, Officials Say [DNAinfo]
Assemblyman Boyland Faces New Bribery and Corruption Charges [DNAinfo]
Fatal Williamsburg Bridge Crash Snarls Monday Morning Traffic [DNAinfo]
Clinton Hill’s Caribbean Soul Restaurant Closed on Evidence of Mice [DNAinfo]

One Comment

  • Just want to point out the lunacy of the NYC DOT. According to the Times article about the Brooklyn Bridge Access Ramps:

    “In recent days, a ramp connecting the bridge’s exit from the Manhattan-bound lanes with the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive was expanded to two lanes from one. Another ramp, which links the southbound drive with the approach to the bridge’s Brooklyn-bound lanes, was also expanded to two lanes from one.

    The Transportation Department said that similar work was nearly complete on a third ramp, which connects Brooklyn-bound lanes to Cadman Plaza West and Old Fulton Street in Brooklyn Heights.”

    What the Times failed to point out was that all of these ramps were at one point two lanes and DOT spent tons of money and dollars to convert them to one lane. Now ten to twenty years later, more money is being spent to undo those changes and go back to the older (and more suitable) configuration. What a waste!