A busy week in New York – New York Daily News

Sunday May 15 – Saturday May 21


It’s the start of NYU and Taylor Swift will address the Class of 22 at Yankee Stadium at 11 am Wednesday. As past prom attendees know, traffic will be a mess at 161st St. and Jerome Ave. Don’t expect to find parking easily, the subway or Metro-North are your best options.

The Union Square Block Party is Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm, on 17th St. from Broadway to Park Ave. South. Decriminalize Mental Illness, a rally and press conference, will be held Tuesday at 12:30 pm at City Hall; Watch for additional traffic on Park Row, Chambers St., Broadway, and the Brooklyn Bridge approach.

Dead in the Park’s third annual free concert to benefit Riverkeeper will be held Tuesday at 4:30 pm at the Central Park Bandshell. On Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Midtown East Food Fair Series will take place along 54th St. between 3rd Ave. and Lexington Ave.

The Cardinals play the Mets on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 7 p.m., plus Thursday at 1 p.m.

At Barclays, the Sun will take on the Liberty on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Haim will play MSG on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Hudson Yards-bound 7 trains skip 111th St., 103rd St.-Corona Plaza, 90th St.-Elmhurst Ave. and 82 St-Jackson Hts., Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Dear Gridlock Sam,

RE: traffic accident deaths, I think electric bikes that go over 20 or 25 miles per hour should be licensed. I see them running traffic lights and not obeying traffic laws. I will write to my state legislators.


Dear Diana,

If it were up to me, I would only allow electric bikes with a top speed of 18mph (instead of the current 25mph) without pedaling to be unregistered. Any vehicle, with a motor, that can go faster without pedaling must be subject to registration (I propose a nominal amount, say $10) and follow all traffic rules and regulations. The problem is at the state level; there is no way to legally register these vehicles. So, I’m glad you’re writing to state legislators. Reviewing road traffic fatality statistics comparing 2021 to 2019, I have not seen an increase in e-bike fatalities, even with many more on the road, but more than double the number of motorcycle/moped fatalities. I have no doubt that part of this is due to lawlessness and lack of helmet use by some riders.

sam the stagnation

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