Obama, Streets Safety, Liquor Reform, Walmart Warning

  • President Obama’s visit to Ground Zero today has Gotham’s media buzzing (NYT live blog, NYDN live blog, NY1)
  • The city’s transportation gurus say it’s getting safer out there for people on bikes and in cars, especially on Allen and Pike streets (press releaseAllen and Pike stats)
  • The state’s liquor authorities announce plans to revamp antiquated laws that date back to Prohibition (Riverhead News Review)
  • Walmart’s foes warn Community Board 3 to be on the lookout for the big box retailer (DNA Info)
  • A proposed hospice on Cherry Street draws a NIMBY response from neighbors (Downtown Express