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02.11.15 Prachi Gupta

Although 2014 brought New York the fewest number of pedestrian deaths in over 100 years, one lawmaker says Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan is doing “nothing” to keep the streets safe for pedestrians, DNAinfo reports. Queens Assemblyman Michael DenDekker has requested an audit of the expansive program, which has decreased the city-wide speed […]

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12.30.14 Prachi Gupta

In the midst of a very trying week, here’s a major win for Mayor Bill de Blasio: The number of pedestrian traffic deaths in the city is at its lowest point since 1910. The New York Daily News reports that as of Sunday, the city suffered 131 pedestrian traffic-related fatalities in 2014. That number is […]

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10.16.14 Bucky Turco

According to WNYC, the number of people killed by cars this year is: 200. Now compare that to the number of people killed by bikes this year: 2. Yet, it’s the latter figure which somehow sends the local tabloids (and the NYPD) into a tizzy, despite the statistical evidence. […]

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02.28.14 Marina Galperina

There were 3,800 cyclist injuries reported by the police in 2013. Open data enthusiast Ben Wellington helpfully mapped the data. Each dot on the top right map is a (recorded) accident and the heat map on the top left reveals problem areas like Williamsburg and the entirety of the East Side of Lower Manhattan. He also reviewed the data to map […]

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03.19.13 Samer Kalaf

Last week, some anonymous cyclists created some street art to remember a number of pedestrians and bike riders who were struck and killed by vehicle drivers with no criminal investigation done by the NYPD. Now, Time’s Up! uploaded a video containing living wills of various cyclists that state, should they be fatally struck by a […]

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12.16.09 Cajun Boy

Back in September, we mocked and ridiculed ASCAP and BMI for seeking to charge consumers each time they previewed a song by listening to the 30-second previews provided by sites like iTunes. Now music industry executives, the fucksticks at Capital Records to be precise, are taking retardation to the next level by suing Vimeo for […]

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11.09.09 Cajun Boy

Gerhardt Fuchs, a 34 year-old drummer from Georgia known as “Jerry” to friends who recently played on Letterman with the band MSTRKRFT and toured with Vineland, The Juan MacLean, Turing Machine, Holy Ghost! and Maserati, fell to his death over the weekend after the hood of his sweatshirt got caught on a piece of a […]

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