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Focus on Infrastructure: New Willis Avenue Bridge

The new Willis Avenue Bridge, now nearly complete, has made it easier for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists to travel between the Bronx and Manhattan. For motorists, there is now a huge flyover ramp directly connecting the bridge to the northbound … Continue reading

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Olympics Coverage Catch-22

By way of introduction, my wife and I don’t have a TV. If we want to watch the Yankees, we just walk four blocks over to the stadium. If we want to watch other major sporting events, we usually just … Continue reading

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Introducing My South Bronx Bike Rack Map

I’ve got sort of an unhealthy fascination with officially designated, purpose-built bike parking. Sure, most people probably just lock their bikes up to the nearest “no parking” sign. But I try to park at actual bike racks whenever possible, under … Continue reading

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2011: My Year in Very Casual Bike Commuting

I live four blocks from Yankee Stadium and work in Midtown Manhattan. That means I have a lot of commuting options: the subway, Metro-North, and the express bus. I ride the train or the bus four days a week. It’s … Continue reading

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South Bronx Resurgence: St. Ann’s Terrace

When the 2010 census figures came out, they showed that the Bronx had gained 52,458 people over the prior decade, more than any other New York City borough, and more than any other county in New York State except for … Continue reading

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Welcome to Starts & Fits 2.0

Hi everyone. So, like, eight months ago Blogger stopped allowing FTP publishing, effectively ending the way I used publish this website since it stared in November 2004. So I’ve migrated this website into WordPress. Now it has a new look, … Continue reading

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Yankees Add Huge Amount of Bike Parking

Does someone at the Yankees read Streetsblog? Maybe someone at the NYC Parks Department? Either way, Streetsblog followed Sports Illustrated in pointing out that there was no official bike parking at Yankee Stadium, but CitiField had 10 racks. Now, bike … Continue reading

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2009 in U.S. Passenger Railroading

The historic first train stops at Yankees-E. 153rd Street station at 5:49 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2009, one of many such firsts throughout the year. 2009 was a huge year for U.S. regional and intercity passenger railroads. Ridership was … Continue reading

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Amtrak Update I

Still no word from Amtrak on whether we’ll get sleeper compartments to Chicago on October 10 & 11. Don’t worry. I know you’re all on pins and needles wondering what will happen. I’ll keep you updated every single step of … Continue reading

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An Introduction

Delays at O’Hare. (Scott Olson/Getty Images via The New York Times) Bad news for the airline industry today. American Airlines cancels 1,094 flights, causing by-now-familiar airport havoc so the FAA can inspect questionable wiring. Getting new planes to help in … Continue reading

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