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$6.5M Straus Square Traffic Safety Project is Underway

Posted August 5, 2015 at 5:18 am

Looks like that “Safe Routes to Schools” capital works project is back on track. There had been a hiatus for the better part of the last six months when ground-break first commenced. As of this week, however, the Department of Design and Construction resumed work on phase one of the $6.5 million initiative. The construction […]

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5-Year-Old Struck and Pinned Beneath Minivan on Rivington Street

Posted August 5, 2015 at 5:17 am

Norfolk Street right off Delancey is ostensibly an off-ramp from the Williamsburg Bridge. Just one of many. Motorists have a penchant for speeding northward. Yesterday morning, a five-year-old child was struck by a minivan that turned left onto Rivington one block north. Eyewitnesses say that the boy was momentarily pinned beneath the front wheel in the […]

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DDC Begins Yet Another Long-Term Project to Replace Local Water Mains

Posted April 22, 2015 at 9:24 am

The Lower East Side is submerged in constant infrastructural work to replace water mains. The construction along eastern portions of Houston Street provide enough headaches for a lifetime. Not to mention similar upgrades down on Grand Street, which have severely incapacited the roadway between Chrystie and Essex. But there’s more. The Department of Design and […]

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Grand Street Water Main Work Pushes Toward the Corner of Orchard Street

Posted February 25, 2015 at 5:15 am

Subterranean water main work along Grand Street pushed further eastward last week, much to the ire of locals. The front lines have now reached the beaches of Orchard Street. The dreaded chain-link holding pen is now stocked with the requisite collection construction sundries. As a result, two-way traffic is now relocated slightly to the south side […]

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M15 SBS Terminal Relocated from Allen Street Thanks to Neverending Roadwork

Posted February 19, 2015 at 5:10 am

There’s some new street furniture crowding the sidewalk outside the Subway sandwich shop on Chrystie. Yep, it’s the M15 Select Bus Service ticket terminal, uprooted and relocated from Allen Street to this spot due to the neverending East Houston reconstruction project. Bet the overlords at the newly-rebranded Chrystie (nee Avalon) aren’t too happy about this right […]

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The Downsides of Parking Near a Velvet Rope [PHOTOS]

Posted February 13, 2015 at 11:15 am

We received the above photo on our tipline this morning, shot by Boogie reader Mike Brown. Looks like a restless bar-goer just off the Bowery (near 2nd Street) decided to toss the velvet rope stanchion into a nearby windshield. The carnage is crazy. Brown noted, “Good to see waiting behind velvet ropes in subzero temps […]

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CB3 Unanimously Backs Plan to Address Safety Concerns Along Chrystie Street, Including 2-Way Bike Lane

Posted February 13, 2015 at 5:00 am

In a boon to cyclists and pedestrians, the proposal to address safety concerns along Chrystie Street received unanimous backing from Community Board 3 this week. The advisory board had telegraphed initial support last month, so it was pretty much a shoe-in. This grassroots push is largely attributed to bike activist (and Brooklyn Community Board 6 […]

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Preliminary Roadwork Begins Ahead of $6.5M Safety Project in Straus Square

Last modified February 12, 2015 at 11:18 pm

Over the weekend, a small detachment of contractors excavated the northwest corner of East Broadway and Rutgers. The small job was a so-called test pit for new catch basin infrastructure ahead of a $6.5 million capital works initiative by the Department of Design and Construction called “Safe Routes to Schools.” As previously reported, Phase I […]

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There Was a Water Main Break on Pitt Street this Weekend

Last modified February 12, 2015 at 11:19 pm

Pitt Street became an ice skating rink of sorts early Saturday morning, when a water main burst beneath the pavement. Failure of the twelve-inch pipe before daybreak caused substantial flooding near the corner of Rivington, and water service was temporarily disabled for residents north of Delancey. As of this morning, the scene is cleaned up, […]

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Straus Square Ready for $6.5M Safety Upgrade as Part of ‘Safe Routes to Schools’ Initiative

Last modified February 12, 2015 at 11:19 pm

In an overall bid to increase and implement “school safety” street improvements, the city will soon embark on a capital construction project to retool Straus Square in Chinatown/Lower East Side. The Department of Design and Construction is managing the $6.5 million push – dubbed “Safe Routes to Schools” – which includes changes such as reconstructing […]

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