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Chrystie Street is Finally Repaved, 2-Way Protected Bike Lane Coming Soon

Posted November 7, 2016 at 5:12 am

Mountains were apparently moved, but it’s done. Yep, the eight-block length of Chrystie Street finally received its fresh coat of asphalt over the course of last week (after sitting raw for two weeks). Paving activities took place Tuesday through Thursday night. The boulevard had been a pock-marked clusterfuck for years. Next up is striping and, […]

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Man Found Dead on Williamsburg Bridge Roadway this Morning

Last modified November 1, 2016 at 9:04 am

A man was found dead on the Brooklyn-bound side of the Williamsburg Bridge earlier this morning at 6am. Traffic along the span was deadlocked. It also explains why that helicopter likely woke you up this morning. The 31-year-old man was found lying unconscious in the outer roadway without any immediate explanation of how or why he […]

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CitizenM Erects Towering Crane on the Bowery, Further Aggravating the Traffic Situation

Posted October 31, 2016 at 5:00 am

It’s a total clusterfuck down at Bowery and Delancey, where an enormous tower crane was erected this weekend. See for yourself. This is the latest move by the incoming, 300-key CitizenM Hotel that negatively impacts the neighborhood. By altering the pattern at this traffic choke point, the CitizenM hotel really screwed the pooch, exacerbating an already […]

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CitizenM Changes Traffic Pattern on the Bowery without Community Consultation, Neighbors Allege

Posted October 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

Bowery neighbors were surprised to learn on Wednesday afternoon that the CitizenM hotel at 189 Bowery had completely altered the traffic pattern outside the construction site. A sneak attack to accommodate the arrival of a crane for the 19-story construction. The only warning to the area at large was green signs affixed to the trees […]

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2-Way Traffic Returns to Grand Street as Water Main Project Concludes

Posted October 20, 2016 at 5:17 am

Grand Street can finally breathe after more than five years of roadwork related to a trunk water main. Closer to home, the stranglehold between the Bowery and Essex Street, which began in February 2015, is “substantially complete,” according to the city. Pavement was resurfaced and striped over the last month. The only real remnant of […]

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DOT Installs Traffic Calming Measures at Known Kenmare Street Bottleneck

Posted July 29, 2016 at 5:00 am

One dangerous downtown intersection is now a bit safer. The western terminus of Kenmare Street, where it abuts Lafayette, now sports a permanent installation of flexible bollards. As an extension of the Williamsburg Bridge exit ramp, this particular intersection is known as one of the worst bottlenecks in the area. So much so that a […]

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Grand Street Water Main Work Resumes East of Allen

Posted January 26, 2016 at 5:12 am

​It’s a case of unwanted deja-vu. Just when you thought that the city was done with water main work on the eastern stretch of Grand Street, this happened. The traffic fences and barricades arrived two weeks ago, as did the plethora of vehicles and supplies. It’s not over yet… Yes, the reprieve was short-lived. The road […]

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Watch this SUV Explode on Chrystie Street [VIDEO]

Last modified November 16, 2015 at 1:21 pm

Check this out. An SUV in the middle of Chrystie Street (by Delancey) caught fire this morning, then exploded. According to Gothamist, there were no passengers inside the vehicle at the time, and neither NYPD nor FDNY had more information on the matter. Thankfully, nobody was injured. Bystanders were not affected by the explosion, either.

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CB3 Greelights DOT Plan to Reconfigure Division Street

Posted November 12, 2015 at 5:12 am

One of the most complicated downtown intersections will soon receive a slight makeover with major implications. Indeed, the Department of Transportation is pushing through a proposal to alter the configuration of Division Street, between Market and the Bowery (part of a designated truck route). It’s a lengthy one-block zone clogged with two-way traffic, illegally parked […]

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Rogue Cones Redux: Allen Street Gets Protected Bike Lane

Posted November 9, 2015 at 9:23 am

It’s not only Chrystie Street. More rogue cones were added last week to another known danger zone. For cyclists. The aptly-named Transformation Department is at it again. Fresh off raising more than $2,500 for its project (already exceeding the initial goal), the anonymous advocacy group is back on the streets increasing the safety of current bike lanes. […]

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