NYTIP SIDEBAR – a closer look at astoria and south brooklyn

UPDATE (03.20.2021): Post lightly edited for clarity. Because NYTIP is still a work in progress, I’m removing language referring to recommended plans, and instead listing the options I’m currently considering.

Welcome back to my ongoing NYTIP series! In the comments section of my post on SAS Phase 2X, commenter mrsman gave some interesting commentary about alternate de-interlining strategies (also see this Reddit thread). It got me thinking about how to handle the Astoria/Broadway and South Brooklyn de-interlining in the absence of a new yard north of Astoria – Ditmars Blvd station. Let’s explore, shall we?

[yes, lets!]

bah humbug no more! new rochelle bike share, westchester county’s first, not leaving after all!

UPDATE (12.21.2019): Post updated with Mayor Bramson’s response (it’s great news) – see below.

After arriving with much fanfare, I received a shocking update on New Rochelle Bike Share via email yesterday. The update? An article whose title explains it all – Bike Share to Leave New Rochelle.

Since there’s literally nothing about this on the media or Google, I gotta ask – what the hell happened?!

[let’s find out]

NYTIP – enhancing the nyc subway, part 8: the low-hanging fruit

UPDATE (05.19.2021): I will include the M extension to Kew Gardens Hills in NYTIP (again), so I’ve updated this post accordingly.

Welcome to my ongoing NYTIP series! Recall my three-point plan to fix the NYC Subway – enhance, extend, and expand. Though I started talking about subway extensions recently, I’m circling back to point one – enhance – to address some low-hanging fruit.

[taste and see!]

pix: the soon-to-be-a-memorial highway, future home of the linc

Memorial Highway in New Rochelle is an excessively wide road originally designed to connect I-95 to the Cross-County Parkway. However, it only exists as a stub that doesn’t connect to much of anything. Recently, Governor Cuomo awarded New Rochelle a $10 million grant; of this amount, New Rochelle will spend $6 million on The Linc – a project transforming Memorial Highway from a useless car sewer to a useful linear park! Last week, I took many photos of the area. Let’s take a trip, shall we?

[stroll through memory lane!]

NYTIP – extending the nyc subway, part 3: utica avenue

UPDATE (04.12.2021): Post revised with additional commentary and updated images. Because NYTIP is still a work in progress, I’m removing language referring to recommended plans, and instead listing the options I’m currently considering.

Welcome back to my ongoing NYTIP series! In my last post, I discussed subway extensions to Co-op City. In this post, I’ll discuss subway extensions via Utica Avenue, a dense but underserved corridor in Brooklyn.

[let’s go!]

NYTIP – extending the nyc subway, part 1: sas phase 2 and laguardia airport

UPDATE (04.08.2021): Post revised to reflect updates to the enhanced NYC Subway. Because NYTIP is still a work in progress, I’m removing language referring to recommended plans, and instead listing the options I’m currently considering.

Welcome to my ongoing NYTIP series! In the next series of posts, I will expound on point 2 in my three-point plan to fix the NYC Subway – extend. I’ll begin with Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway (SAS) and rail service to LaGuardia Airport. The current plans fall short, so allow me to discuss a better way.

[let’s do this!]