New York Magazine
Date: 2011-02-16
Author: Nitasha Tiku

Article Mentions
Author, Nitasha Tiku
Mentioned, Bono
Mentioned, Chuck Schumer
Mentioned, Marty Markowitz
Mentioned, Charles Schumer
Mentioned, Iris Weinshall
Mentioned, Brooklyn Paper
Conspiring, probably. Prospect Park West's new bike lane has all the controversy and intrigue that one would never expect from a two-way bike path. First came the dueling protests. Then Borough President Marty Markowitz essentially yelled, "J'accuse!" at the Department of Transportation for trying to turn Brooklyn into Amsterdam. Now semi-powerful forces appear to be trying to pull the lane asunder. The group Neighbors for Better Bike Lanes, which includes former Transportation Commissioner Iris Weinshall (known in some circles as Mrs. Chuck Schumer), says it plans to file suit over a path, alleging that it was proposed as a one-way lane and that the two-way version is dangerous to pedestrians. What's more, the group's pro-Bono attorney is ...(read more)
... Conspiring, probably. Prospect Park West's new bike lane has all the controversy and intrigue that one would never expect from a two-way bike path. First came the dueling protests. Then Borough President Marty Markowitz essentially yelled, "J'accuse! ...
... attorney is Schumer campaign contributor Jim Walden, "whose name was tossed around in 2009 as a possible U.S. Attorney, though the job ultimately went to another Schumer ally," reports the Brooklyn Paper. Walden also contributed $4,800 to Schumers c ...


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