Watch List Highlights: Friday, June 3, 2011
June 3rd, 2011, 5:00 pm
Each week, we highlight stories from around the web that focus on our 11 for 2011 Watch List. Changing Streets Good news for Queens cyclists. An agreement has been reached to add 1.2 miles of bike lanes to 44th Drive in Long Island City. While some motorists believe cars should have priority, 56% of New Yorkers say they think bike lanes are healthier for the city, and for our personal health. Read more >> Meanwhile, NPR did a story this week about DC’s bold bike sharing program. We say, if DC can do it, so can NYC. NYU Expansion NYU is facing growing opposition to its expansion in Greenwich Village but its plans in Downtown Brooklyn seem to be a welcome addition by local businesses. Waterfront The City announced details of a new commuter ferry service. It will launch on June 13, 2011 and will be free through June 24, 2011. Riders will pay $140 for a monthly commuter pass that will run from 7 am to 9 pm on weekdays, and 9 am to 8:30 pm on weekends. Check out the routes, fees and schedule. Garment District The art and cultural significance of the Garment District was highlighted again this week. This time, the focus wasn’t on the fashion industry, but a Jack Lubin Mural that is now looking for a new home.