All 471 subway stations now have countdown clocks; First Rikers jail to close this summer

Posted On Wed, January 3, 2018 By

Posted On Wed, January 3, 2018 By In Daily Link Fix

Countdown clock via Wiki Commons (L); Rikers Island via Wiki Commons (R)

  • Did you know today is National Returns Day? UPS says it will handle a record 1.4 million returns on Wednesday alone. [WP]
  • After 50 years of advocacy, Prospect Park is officially car-free. [Streetsblog]
  • All 471 subway stations now have countdown clocks, 11 years after the MTA started the project. [NYDN]
  • Permits have been filed with the city for the new David Adjaye-designed Studio Museum of Harlem. [CityRealty]
  • A major step in Mayor de Blasio’s plan to completely close Rikers Island, the first jail will shutter this summer thanks to historic reductions in jail population. [Office of the Mayor]
  • Since 1992, the MTA’s Poetry in Motion program has brought more than 200 poems to subway trains and platforms. A new book looks back at the collection. [WNYC]

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