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The 7th Precinct Now Has a Dedicated Twitter Account

Posted November 21, 2014 at 9:37 am

For those of you interested in following the minutia of the 7th Precinct (or bashing them), today is your lucky day. The NYPD just sanctioned a new Twitter handle for our neighborhood cops. Profile picture of the new account is of the recently-appointed CO, Joseph Simonetti. Greetings from the #LES #LowerEastSide Looking forward to connecting! […]

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Delancey Street Crossing Times Have Increased by 7 Seconds

Last modified November 19, 2014 at 11:06 am

Pedestrians can breathe a sigh of relief. The Frogger-like dash across Delancey Street may soon conclude. Possibly. Crossing times at every Delancey intersection were just increased by a total of seven ticks. Those entering the crosswalk now have about thirty-eight seconds to make it across the dangerous traffic artery. Moreover, one of the city’s most […]

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Blame the Loss of this Delancey Street Newsstand on a Drunk Driver

Posted November 14, 2014 at 6:00 am

The Cemusa newsstand by the Williamsburg Bridge that was dislodged earlier this week is now gone from the streetscape. Its remnants were removed Monday morning, leaving behind an elevated slab of concrete and loose wires. Traffic cops stationed at the northwest corner of Delancey and Clinton Streets told us that a drunk driver plowed into […]

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City to Repave 3-Block Stretch of East Houston Tonight (Finally)

Posted November 11, 2014 at 9:29 am

The decade long capital works project to replace infrastructure along the Houston Street corridor (“reconstruction”) is edging closer to completion. While endless digging and traffic reorganization continue plaguing Allen Street/First Avenue, a new pave job is about to commence just a block to the east. Road work between Orchard and Norfolk was capped with new […]

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Collision Dislodges Cemusa Newsstand on Delancey

Posted November 10, 2014 at 10:30 am

Vision Zero. More like zero vision. Not too long ago, a vehicle collided with the Cemusa newsstand at the northwest corner of Delancey and Clinton Streets. The glass box was almost cleanly dislodged from its sidewalk perch. Cops cordoned the perimeter with the requisite crime scene tape. Delancey is one of the main thoroughfares targeted […]

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‘LES is More’ Spins Tales of the Lower East Side’s Past

Last modified November 7, 2014 at 11:25 am

It certainly feels like the Lower East Side is slipping through the proverbial fingers and into the pockets of the more affluent, despite best efforts. Over the past few years, grassroots organizations have sprung up to combat greedy slumlords, battle nightlife juggernauts, and to save the precious few landmarks that tie the glitzy future to an […]

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DOT to Replace the Deteriorating 60-Year-Old FDR Overpass at East Houston Street

Posted November 7, 2014 at 5:33 am

It’s a dangerous intersection that aggravates drivers and pedestrians alike. Always a vehicular bottleneck and never a good time for park-goers to safely cross. We are referring to the system of bridge and ramps at the FDR terminus of East Houston Street. To make matters worse, the sixty-year-old concrete slab has been identified as unstable […]

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There is a Seth Cohen on Every Corner, and This Seth Cohen Wants to Meet Them All [INTERVIEW]

Posted November 4, 2014 at 9:22 am

When it comes to lineage, Cohen is pretty much the Smith of Jewish surnames. It’s a fairly ubiquitous name. However, one ambitious dude named Seth Cohen is on an uphill quest to find his “twins.” He’s slapped a number of eye-grabbing tear-tab flyers around the neighobrhood seeking help in finding the other Seth Cohens out […]

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Campaign to Alert Drivers to New 25mph ‘Vision Zero’ Speed Limit Accelerates

Posted November 4, 2014 at 6:09 am

“Vision Zero” is shifting into full gear. While still a few days from the speed limit change to the lower 25 mph default, the Department of Transportation is already rolling out the announcements. Automated road signs are all over the neighborhood, including Delancey and above the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge. Each instance warns drivers […]

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NYPD Seeks Witnesses of Pedestrian Death Last Month in the Intersection of Kenmare and Elizabeth

Posted October 30, 2014 at 6:06 am

Authorities have not forgotten about the rental van driver who plowed through the north crosswalk at Elizabeth and Kenmare last month, killing an 82-year-old Chinese woman. Even though an arrest was not made after the September 25 incident, the investigation remains ongoing. A consortium of councilmembers also called for charges against the driver responsible for […]