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Report: Trapped Construction Worker Extricated from Hole on Grand Street

Last modified January 21, 2015 at 5:35 pm

A construction worker at the foot of Seward Park found himself stuck in a hole not too long ago. According to “officials” quoted by PIX11, the man was briefly trapped in a worksite trench on Grand Street, buried up to his waist in sediment. FDNY Rescue and Collapse units and EMS Rescue Medics rushed to the […]

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CB3 Prepared to Address Safety Concerns Along Chrystie Street Corridor

Posted January 14, 2015 at 5:10 am

Local bike activists are on a grassroots crusade to cure Chrystie Street. We aren’t specifically talking about the controversial red light trap at Rivington that nets plenty of tickets for the 5th Precinct (though that does need to be addressed). Rather, it’s the condition of the road in general and the bike lanes it supports. […]

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Westbound Traffic on Grand Street is Closed Until November 2015 for Water Main Work

Posted January 12, 2015 at 9:18 am

Grand Street on our side of the Bowery is fucked for the next ten months. At least. Back in mid-September, the capital works project to replace a trunk water main beneath Grand Street finally crossed the Bowery. Thus began the second phase of traffic headaches and quality-of-life nuisances. Construction vehicles and supplies have flooded the […]

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A Cabbie Collided with Oncoming Sedan at East Houston and Suffolk Street Yesterday

Posted December 15, 2014 at 5:35 am

At around 2:45pm yesterday afternoon, a collision transpired in the intersection of East Houston and Suffolk Street. From what we understand, a cabbie turned left at Suffolk (possible u-turn) and rammed into an oncoming black Toyota sedan going eastbound. That car barreled into the curbside light pole. “There was a passenger in the back of […]

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Funeral Being Held Today for Bowery Hit-and-Run Victim

Posted December 11, 2014 at 5:37 am

On the evening of November 24, a 24-year-old named Danny Lin sped northward on the Bowery in his 2001 BMW sedan and fatally struck beloved local Robert Perry. It was later revealed that his speed was clocked at twice the legal limit of 25mph. The traffic accident transpired outside the Bowery Mission, but Lin fled the […]

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Is the City Finally Paying Attention to the Dangers of South Street?

Posted December 9, 2014 at 5:00 am

The area of South Street running along the belly of the Lower East Side is in desperate need of safety upgrade. It’s a dangerous collection of tertiary streets that serve as both extension and off-ramp of the FDR Drive. Residents in the vicinity – namely Two Bridges – have been fighting for over a decade […]

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The 5th Precinct Officer and Tackled Cyclist Square off in the Mosh Pit [PHOTOS]

Posted November 26, 2014 at 9:34 am

Last week, we published an article about a 5th Precinct cop stationed on Canal Street who tackled a red-light-running cyclist after exiting the Manhattan Bridge bike path. The story went totally bonkers with all points of view recorded in the comments (86 and counting). However, was the response (i.e. use of force) proportional to the […]

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Homeless Man Killed in Hit-and-Run on the Bowery Last Night

Last modified November 25, 2014 at 10:16 am

Last night at around 7:30pm, a homeless man residing at the Bowery Mission was killed in a hit-and-run just north of Rivington Street. Northbound traffic was completely sealed, with police cruisers redirecting motorists back down the Bowery. What we know is that the 24-year-old BMW driver was an Asian male named Danny Lin who fled the scene, […]

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Ticket Tackling, or How the NYPD Pulls Over Cyclists on Canal Street

Last modified November 21, 2014 at 12:31 pm

This photo illustrates the extent to which the NYPD is cracking down on cyclists as part of the Mayor’s “Vision Zero” initiative. A 5th Precinct cruiser was stationed at the mouth of the Manhattan Bridge this past Sunday to ticket as many bikers as possible coming from the span. You know, low-hanging fruit. Several cyclists fell victim […]

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New Traffic Median and Stop Signs Debut in the Intersection of Delancey and Pitt

Posted November 20, 2014 at 5:16 am

More Vision Zero news today… The Department of Transportation began the implementation of its four-pronged plan two weeks ago in an effort to enhance safety in the intersection of Delancey and Pitt Streets. Community Board 3 had provided its approval back in July. The most significant safety improvement was installation of the concrete median island […]

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