Monthly Archives: August 2005

They Can’t Be Serious

One of the worst hurricanes to hit the United States in recorded history has slammed straight into the middle of the Gulf of Mexico’s prime energy production zone, halting 95% of oil production and 88% of natural gas production. Refineries, … Continue reading

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Thank You Very Much

A few days after I wrote about how bollards at Third Avenue and 24th Street had been knocked over, the DOT had them repaired. This is kind of like the time that I wrote that Hamilton Place should be narrowed, … Continue reading

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That Elusive Straight Line

At East 24th Street in Manhattan, not far from Gramercy Park, the traffic on Third Avenue switches from being two-way to the south to one-way-uptown to the north. In order to prevent motorists from becoming confused at this and to … Continue reading

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Liberty View

I had a wonderful weekend excursion this afternoon in Brooklyn, enjoying the Fifth Avenue bike path that Aaron Naparstek and others fought for. It was a wonderful stretch with many cyclists using the path in both directions. Three of us … Continue reading

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$0 for Amtrak, Billions for Oil Dependency

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SUV Sales and Expensive Gasoline

How could someone be foolish enough to buy a gas-guzzling SUV at a time when gasoline prices are soaring and expected to continue to stay high for the next several years? Is it a good idea for the automakers to … Continue reading

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More Rental Cars. More Leased Cars. Great.

The pork-laden transportation bill that recently passed Congress eliminates New York State’s “vicarious liability” car insurance law that has discouraged rental car companies from doing business in the state. Henry J. Stern described the law in a recent post: New … Continue reading

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