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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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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 […]