» Saturday, January 09, 2010

Well, That Was a Productive Three-and-a-Half Years.

I'm back. And somehow my computer remembered the password of my Blogger.com account. Amazing. Let's see if this still works...

» Monday, June 26, 2006


Most of the action will be happening here now:


» Friday, June 16, 2006

StreetsBlog's First Scoop

The $46 million Parking Perk

» Thursday, June 15, 2006

StreetsBlog Beta

Here is a sneak peak of the new blog covering New York City's burgeoning Livable Streets movement. Let me know what you think. It should be launching soon.

» Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The Winner Is...

The Intermittent Explosive Disorder Name-That-Drug contest is officially over. If you participated, thank you. There were many excellent entries and choosing a winner was extremely difficult. Here's how we decided it:

Third runner-up:
Rambian CR - A new controlled-release prescription medication that comes in two layers. The first layer dissolves quickly, to make you feel drowsy as you get behind the wheel, thus limiting your ability to aim your Ford Explorer at other cars, buildings, animals and humans. Then, the second layer dissolves slowly, to help you stay sleepy on your two-hour commute and avoid purposely driving your Hummer over the top of stalled cars as you use the emergency lane to pass slower traffic. Posted by John @ 6/07/2006 10:35 AM

Paxle - Combines Pax (peace) and a crucial part of a car (axle). Posted by Bill @ 6/07/2006 10:04 AM

Drumroll, please. And the winner is...
Propedia - Makes the patient less likely to drive to their destination and increases compassion for pedestrians, but due to it's chemical similarity to Propecia, causes hair to grow in weird places. Posted by peakguy @ 6/06/2006 2:38 PM

PeakGuy, Bill, John, shoot me an e-mail with your mailing address and I will send you each an autographed copy of Honku: The Zen Antidote to Road Rage. It makes for excellent bathroom reading and an ideal re-gift at your next Holiday grab-bag office party. Congratulations!

» Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Important Meeting for Brooklyn Cyclists

On Wednesday, June 14, 6pm, come to Brooklyn Community Board 2’s Transportation Committee meeting to learn about, and comment on, the NYC Department of Transportation’s new plan to install new bike lanes, paths and routes in Fort Greene and Prospect Heights.

The plan calls for a new:
  • Eastbound bike lane on Willoughby Street between Fort Greene Park and Myrtle Avenue in Bushwick
  • Northbound bike lane on Carlton Avenue between Flatbush and Flushing Avenues.
  • Southbound bike lane/route on Cumberland Street between Flushing Avenue and Atlantic Avenue.
  • Traffic calming on Carlton Avenue between Park and Myrtle Avenues.
  • Southbound "reverse-flow" protected bike lane on Carlton Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Streets

Details of the plan can be found in the DOT’s press release.

These DOT improvements are commonsense, and input from community members and people who regularly bike on these streets and in this neighborhood will help fine tune the plan.

Meeting details:
Brooklyn Community Board 2 Transportation Committee
Pratt Higgins Hall Auditorium
65 St. James Place (& Lafayette)
Wednesday, June 14, 6pm

If you cannot attend the meeting you can send comment to the DOT’s Brooklyn Office:

Borough Commissioner Joseph Palmieri
NYC DOT16 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11241
Fax: (718) 222-7256

I.E.D. Contest Winding Down

It has been one week since the start of the contest to name a medication for the cure of the new illness that is, apparently, now plaguing millions of Americans: Intermittent Explosive Disorder.

Today is the final day for contest submissions. The winner will be chosen tomorrow. The winner receives a copy of my book, Honku: The Zen Antidote to Road Rage, a 25 cent value in the Amazon.com used book marketplace. So, get on it!

» Monday, June 12, 2006