The incredible thing about the Chris Christie bridge scandal is why it took so long to be outraged by the George Washington Bridge. Even without deliberate lane closures the bridge is a total mess and takes about an hour to cross the mile-long span in rush hour. It would be faster crawling on all fours.
For most Americans, there is nothing worse than disrupting their commute to work or delaying their child’s bus trip to school.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has a long record of disdain for the commuters in the northern part of the Garden State. Mr. Christie’s base of support lies in southern and central New Jersey, Read More
Troubled Bridge Over Water
Politics in New Jersey is paranoia. Chris Christie did not create the culture—but he feeds it. And he has been a master manipulator of that culture. Read More
Troubled Bridge Over Water
Bill de Blasio is taking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to task over his ongoing George Washington Bridge scandal.
At a press conference today, New York’s newly-minted mayor ripped into Mr. Christie’s administration for the “absolutely immoral” behavior conducted by his top aides and appointees after evidence emerged indicating they forced massive traffic delays in a bizarre act of political retaliation.
planes, Trains & Automobiles
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has 99 problems but New York’s governor ain’t one.
In an extensive press conference today about his ongoing George Washington Bridge scandal–where one of his appointments to the bi-state Port Authority agency appears to have ordered massive lane closures as an act of petty political retribution–Mr. Christie dismissed the appointee’s apparent beef with New York as nothing out of the ordinary.
Bridge and Tunnel Club
Commuters crossing the George Washington bridge may be helping the environment and their fellow man by picking up pedestrian comrades, but they also risk running afoul of the money-grubbing Port Authority.
The George Washington Bridge, one of the busiest spans on the planet, just got a critical shot in the arm to keep it standing for decades to come. The Port Authority announced yesterday that the 80-year-old bridge will be receiving a half-billion dollar rehabilitation program.
The first round of work, which costs $230 million will include rehabilitating the 178th and 179th Street bus ramps, planning work for the rehabilitation of the Center Avenue and Lemoine Avenue bridges, and planning for rehabilitation work on the bridge’s lower level. The total cost is estimated between $460 and $480 million.
12:15 pm: Danny and I arrive at the Turkish restaurant his mom chose for our engagement party. Colored glass lamps abound.
12:22 pm: The first guests, Danny’s friends Sonny and Jill, arrive bearing gifts: two cake pans that they packaged with cake mix, confectioner’s sugar, sugar, a sugar shaker and a rubber bowl Read More
In an article called “The Brooklyn Bridge as a Monument,” published in Harper’s Weekly in May 1883, the month the bridge first opened to traffic, the American architectural critic Montgomery Schuyler called this remarkable creation “one of the mechanical wonders of the world, one of the greatest and most characteristic of the monuments of the Read More