Educated at the Sorbonne and the Yale School of Drama, Gersh Kuntzman is obviously not the person being described here. We're talking about tabloid legend Gersh Kuntzman, who has been with New York newspapers since 1989, including stints at the New York Daily News, the Post, the Brooklyn Paper and even a cup of coffee with the Times. He's also the writer and producer of "Murder at the Food Coop," which was a hit at the NYC Fringe Festival in 2016, and “SUV: The Musical” in 2007. Email Gersh at firstname.lastname@example.org
The ‘Busway’ Proves Another Benefit of Car-Free Streets: SafetyBy Gersh Kuntzman | | No Comments
A quiet Presidents Day reminds us how much safer our city is when there are fewer cars around. The Busway is proof every day.
Mayors: Cars Are Killing Us, But We Can’t Stop ItBy Gersh Kuntzman | | No Comments
"On many questions, a sizable portion of mayors appear unwilling to implement — or are unaware of — best practices in transportation planning," the annual Menino Survey of Mayors concluded.
Bloomberg Plan: Fix Roads, Build Fewer New OnesBy Gersh Kuntzman | | No Comments
Would-be president Mike Bloomberg would focus mostly on maintaining roads and bridges we already have, rather than building new ones, while also investing three times more money in transit.
Car-Free, Bus-Only Streets Work Says NYC City HallBy Gersh Kuntzman | | No Comments
Bus ridership along 14th Street is way up, bus speeds are way up, use of bicycles in the area is way up and car drivers are being inconvenienced in virtually no appreciable way.
AOC Slams Cuomo ‘Dangerous’ Plan for More CopsBy Gersh Kuntzman | | No Comments
The New York governor's obsession with hiring 500 more unaccountable cops to supposedly crack down on fare evasion is now a national embarrassment.
Federal Safety Panel Recommends States Adopt Mandatory Helmet LawsBy Gersh Kuntzman | | No Comments
A federal safety board issued a surprise recommendation for mandatory bike helmet laws in all 50 states — unanimously approving a last-minute resolution that had not been recommended by the board's own staff.
2018: U.S. Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths Continue Rise While People Inside Cars Get SaferBy Gersh Kuntzman | | No Comments
Fatal car crashes are down for the second straight year across the nation — but the number of pedestrians and cyclists killed by motorists are up again, further evidence that cars are getting safer only for people inside the vehicle.
In NYC, the Best Bike Lanes are in Rich Neighborhoods.By Gersh Kuntzman | | No Comments
Rich neighborhoods have the best bike infrastructure in the city according to a graduate student's "bike infrastructure grades." The best infrastructure is in wealthy central business districts. But many neighborhoods, both rich and poor, get failing grades.
As Schools Open, a Parent Considers the Harmful Legacy of CarsBy Gersh Kuntzman | | No Comments
Every day that we send our kids to school is another day when they may not come back. It's not school shootings or abductions that parents worry about — it's their neighbors in their cars. A Streetsblog photo essay by Bess Adler.
NYC to State: ‘Distracted Pedestrians’ Are Not a ThingBy Gersh Kuntzman | | No Comments
In fact, the opposite it true: only 0.2 percent of pedestrian fatality reports blamed "electronic distraction," according to a new city report that was quietly issued late on Friday.
New York Is About to Make it Even Easier for Untrained Drivers to Get LicensesBy Gersh Kuntzman | | No Comments
State lawmakers are making it easier for bad drivers to get licenses by allowing student drivers to take a questionable online safety course rather than the previously mandated five-hour, instructor-taught classroom session.
Streetfilms: How Kids Get to School in a Civilized, Safe CountryBy Gersh Kuntzman | | No Comments
But in the United States, our children's lives (and deaths!) are entirely framed by the automobile.