Monthly Archives: January 2005

Dismal Forecast for Automakers

The Times has an article this morning about Ford Motor Company’s declining profitability. It contains some telling details about the state of the industry: In a worldwide market glutted with millions more cars than there are buyers, financial analysts see … Continue reading

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Told You So

It turns out that the snafu on the A and C lines will be resolved in six to nine months. Now, in the deepest depths of transit hysteria, when pandemonium broke because everyone thought the lines would be on severely … Continue reading

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What About Eighth Avenue Weekend Service?

So the C is curtailed for the moment. In the past, when the MTA has canceled C service for weekend maintenance, it has run the A as a local to pick up the slack. But now, the A service itself … Continue reading

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2 Bits of Good News for the City

On a day of disastrous news for the subway, there are two pieces of good news for New York City. First, Mayor Bloomberg, by personally lobbying Verizon’s chief executive, has reportedly persuaded Verizon to keep its headquarters in the city! … Continue reading

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"Three to Five Years"

The morning newspapers have confirmed news that is nothing short of devastating. The C train has ceased to exist and the A will run at one third capacity and travel to two extra stops: 155th and 163rd Streets. Normal service, … Continue reading

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West Siders Saved by Redundancy

Barely a week after my light-hearted entry praising the redundancy of Manhattan’s West Side lines, the critical importance of the concept has sadly become apparent. Curbed and Gothamist are reporting that service on the A and C lines may be … Continue reading

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It’s Got to Be a Bubble

The New York Times published an article this morning that described the rise in the prices of consumer goods in the New York region during the past year. The article quoted John Catsimatidis, the chief executive of the New York … Continue reading

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The Transportation/Winning Connection

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign is reporting that plans for a new Yankee Stadium to rise next door to the current stadium include the construction of an adjacent Metro-North Hudson Line station. This is great news for anyone who has ever … Continue reading

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Navigating a Complex System

On a night out on the town on Saturday, four of us caught The Shark Show, a hilariously funny improv and sketch comedy hour at Houston and Attorney Streets in the Lower East Side. After that we had to trek … Continue reading

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Preserving Parking as Cathedral Decays

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, the largest cathedral in the world, is struggling to maintain financial solvency in Morningside Heights. The trustees want to allow the construction of modest buildings on two adjacent sites that are now … Continue reading

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