Excellent morning on this vibrant Tuesday.
An investigation by The New York Occasions revealed how the city’s crumbling subway method got to this crisis point — via decades of these in energy steering income away from the issues at hand.
We have received almost a thousand responses to the story as of this morning, numerous of them from commuters expressing outrage. Some demanded that politicians place their variations aside to concentrate on what matters: repairs. Others questioned whether decision makers even ride the subway. Some have been stunned to understand how much M.T.A. workers make. And other people referred to as on fellow straphangers to react — and act.
A sample of what readers in New York and elsewhere are saying:
Lawmakers Want to ‘Work Together’
“Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio should be forced to ride the subways together, preferably while handcuffed and holding hands, till the New York City subway system’s on-time performance meets or surpasses the standards set by other American subway systems.”
— William Ryall, 66, West Harlem
“Quit bickering and function with each other to repair and replace hazardous situations prior to some thing horrific happens.”
— Barbara Woodin, 76, West Chester, Pa.
“All elected officials ought to be necessary to ride the subway or take the buses, specifically these who have any input toward the budgets — the mayor, the governor, and the M.T.A. board. Stop fighting over who’s in charge and do some thing.”
— Amy Sears, 54, Washington Heights
M.T.A. Workers Make How Significantly?
“The M.T.A. system is a disgrace. Meanwhile we find out that M.T.A. administrators are producing $280,000 (actually?) and average workers are pulling in $170,000, while millions are becoming diverted to almost everything but upkeep and upkeep, track and signal upgrades, security, and cleanliness. It’s practically criminal.”
— John Keene, 52, Jersey City
“Mr. Samuelsen rejected the thought that subway workers have been overpaid, arguing that it is a harmful job in which assault is common. As a primary care sub-specialist doctor, I am unlikely ever to earn this variety of salary. Many men and women operate hard in hazardous situations — teachers, medical doctors, nurses, construction workers — get more than oneself, Mr. Samuelson.”
— Dr. Kanani Titchen, 42, Manhattan
Commuters Want to Stand Up
“We transit rider suckers and New York taxpayers have been the unwitting out-of-town marks skinned by Instances Square 3-card monte hustlers — sharks who have been suppressing their laughter whilst playing us over and more than, never ever letting slip how this racket has worked. So support me, each and every New Yorker must read this and make those responsible spend in all future elections.”
— Ric Fouad, 56, Upper West Side
“It isn’t a mere question of corruption. It is structural disinvestment in public commons, in this case, public transportation. It’s thievery. Cancel all the debts prosecute the whole group that removed our capital, and the nation can rebuild decent lives.”
— Brian Prager, 58, Astoria, Queens
“Accountability. Our mayor shrugs and says ‘it’s not my job.’ The governor steals M.T.A. funds for other projects and then declares an emergency. The chairman of the M.T.A. is worried that there are no telephone chargers on the subway when the signals fail practically every single day. We deserve greater. Vote the elected guys out of workplace and then get a new chairman. ”
— Steve Dominguez, 55, Bayside, Queens
Here’s what else is happening:
We’re giving thanks (a couple days early) for this radiant climate.
Sunny skies more than the city nowadays with a high of 59 — if only it could be this lovely out on what’s shaping up to be a much chillier Thanksgiving Day.
In the News
• In an interview with the Times, Joseph J. Lhota, the M.T.A. chairman, said New York’s mass transportation method is not the globe leader it as soon as was and that has to alter. [New York Instances]
• WeWork, the workplace space-sharing business, is beginning its own school referred to as WeGrow. [New York Occasions]
• A road meant to ease targeted traffic will be named soon after Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey. [New York Instances]
• A lawsuit claims the police on Extended Island are cooperating with federal immigration officers in ways that break state law. [New York Instances]
• A woman who claimed the devil created her smother her son in 2015 was sentenced to 18 years in prison. [New York Occasions]
• Mayor Bill de Blasio is headed back to Iowa. [New York Occasions]
• The New York Instances has suspended Glenn Thrush, one of its most prominent reporters, following he was accused of inappropriate sexual behavior. [New York Times]
• A federal monitor could be appointed to supervise the New York City Housing Authority, amid revelations that the city has for years failed to do lead-paint inspections in thousands of public-housing apartments. [New York Instances]
• Forty men and women were injured and one particular was reportedly missing following two explosions and a fire at an upstate factory that makes nail polish. [New York Daily News]
• Brooklyn and Queens residents are divided over plans for a light rail method that would connect the two boroughs. [WNYC]
• Today’s Metropolitan Diary: “A Fight on the Bus”
• For a international appear at what’s taking place, see Your Morning Briefing.
Coming Up These days
• Kids can see “The Three Bears Vacation Bash” — a assortment show with puppetry, music and dance — at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater in Central Park. ten:30 and 11:30 a.m. [$8 children, $12 adults]
• “Chasing Consciousness: Rethinking the Thoughts,” an evening of stories and provocative conversation about science and human awareness, at Caveat on the Lower East Side. six p.m. [$15]
• Legal scholars, historians and professors from Columbia University talk about “War Powers and the Presidency,” at the New-York Historical Society on the Upper West Side. 6:30 p.m. [$38]
• Seeking ahead: See “Nutcracker Rouge,” a “burlesque fairy tale” and risqué rendition of the classic, at Théâtre XIV in Bushwick, Brooklyn, on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. [Times and costs vary]
• Alternate-side parking remains in effect till Thursday.
• For much more events, see The New York Times’s Arts & Entertainment guide.
As if our commutes weren’t already enough of a mess: Thanksgiving travel mayhem is upon us.
AAA is projecting that 51 million Americans will travel for the holiday, the most in far more than a decade.
In New York, the worst time to head out for Thanksgiving is not Wednesday, but rather these days between 4 and 6 p.m., according to the visitors-and-navigation app Waze.
The automobile association stated delays in New York are anticipated to double about this time, and that the Long Island Expressway at Routes 106 and 107, in Nassau County, will turn into a single of the most snarled places in the nation. Catching a flight? The greatest headache will be for these traveling to Kennedy International Airport between five:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. today, the group mentioned.
Program accordingly, and drive secure.
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Published at Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:00:01 +0000