Archive for July 28, 2010

MTA Fare Hike Proposal

July 28, 2010 Leave a comment

I think this is potentially some of the worst news I have seen in quite a while for the city if you consider how the unlimited MetroCard has transformed riders’ habits and opened up the entire city to its residents. With an unlimited MetroCard you thought nothing of hopping on the express train from Forest Hills to spend an afternoon in Manhattan. Now, you very well might think twice. Bad for Forest Hills, bad for Manhattan, bad all around.

Specifically I am referring to this excerpt from the article: “The unlimited subway and bus MetroCard, which pushed ridership to record levels after its introduction in the 1990s and revolutionized the way New Yorkers imagine their transit system, could also be on the way out. One proposal would place limits on how many rides could be taken on monthly and weekly passes.”

From The Times:

N.Y. / Region
Published: July 28, 2010
The proposals are to be unveiled Wednesday, just weeks after severe service cuts were imposed on the transit system.

Filming on 72nd Ave.

July 28, 2010 Leave a comment

A film crew person for the movie Detachment told me the shoot will be taking place today in front of the building at the corner of 72 Ave. and 112th St.

Back to the Future

July 28, 2010 1 comment

My top-notch sources report this morning that those unsightly signs tacked onto Austin St. trees by one of our neighborhood psychics had been removed by last night. By whom we don’t know. Now I wonder if Pamela predicted that??

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