Marcia Kramer, New York City's Worst Reporter (TM) has been at it again. I will not link to her latest hatchet job, this time on the new Mayor. You can take a gander at some criticism of her earlier work here. Just go down the list and pick a few articles and read.
I tend to believe that the Mayor's motorcade and his NYPD drivers and escorts ought to obey the standard traffic laws absent real exigent circumstances. But that's not what this story was about. The Mayor's security detail is doing exactly the same sort of thing the Mayor's security detail has been doing for the last 20 years.
What makes this a "story", in the eyes of a reporter who has consistently and repeatedly run hit pieces on traffic calming, pedestrian safety improvements and bike lanes in New York City, is that this Mayor has proposed new policies to make the streets safer.
If there is something to be honestly embarrassed about in this story, it's Marcia Kramer's disgraceful war on pedestrian safety.