New York’s pedestrian safety initiatives are becoming more visible. Fourteen more major streets’ speed limits are being dropped from 30 to 25 mph over the next few months. Jerome Ave in the Bronx just dropped down to 25 yesterday, and WFUV was there to cover it.
That rumor mill wheel keeps turning for Citi Bike. But the Times reports that the bike share system is reaching a deal for a new operator, and that could mean expansion into Queens, north in Manhattan, and east in Brooklyn. Bronx biking will be but a dream for even longer.
Yesterday’s planned performance of the New York Philharmonic at Van Cortlandt Park was rained out, but for those still looking for a bit of piano in the park can find it at Madison Square Park in Manhattan tonight. Famed French jazz pianist Jacky Terrasson plays in a quartet there from 7-8:30. Admission is free.
Bronxites (and anybody who wants, really), will be treated to some beautiful music from the New York Philharmonic in Van Cortlandt Park tonight—but only if the weather holds up. A planned show for Central Park last night was rained out, so classical music fans will be praying for a dry evening. If it happens, it’ll be 8-9:30. Enter from Broadway, near 251st as the site is north of the ball fields. Entrance is free.
A community grocery in Park Slope, Brooklyn announced Tuesday that it will not stop selling products from Israel to protest the nation’s policies towards Palestine.