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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 […]

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Bowery Traffic Light Falls Over Onto Neighboring Building

Last modified October 27, 2014 at 9:28 am

The intersection of Bowery and Kenmare was recently reconfigured in an attempt to address ongoing traffic and safety concerns. That included a small change to the light sequence for eastbound drivers. But those morning motorists are in for a surprise this morning, as the traffic light poles at the northwest corner fell this morning. Its […]

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Councilwoman Margaret Chin Calls for New 25 MPH Speed Limit Signs Along South Street

Posted October 24, 2014 at 6:02 am

In a couple weeks (November 7), the city speed limit will shift to the lower default of 25 mph, following legislation that was recently passed into law. Councilwoman Margaret Chin is on the offensive, demanding proper street signage for the most dangerous traffic corridors. In a letter to DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, she singles out […]

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‘Miriam Friedlander Way’ is Dedicated on East 6th Street for the Former Councilwoman and Activist

Posted October 20, 2014 at 10:03 am

For eighteen years, Miriam Friedlander represented Council District 2 and was a fierce advocate for the community. She served as Councilmember from 1974 to 1991, tenaciously fighting for the rights of women, tenants and the LGBT community. In fact, it was under her tenure that City Council adopted the unisex “Councilmember” moniker. And now her […]

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City Planting New Trees on Orchard Street Ahead of Revitalization

Posted October 17, 2014 at 6:03 am

Orchard Street denizens south of Grand may have noticed the broken concrete along the sidewalks. Specific sections were targeted, then jackhammered into submission. So far, the rubble remains. What the eff is going on, you ask? These temporary pitfalls represent sites chosen for new trees, but the contractors didn’t follow protocol to clean up the […]

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Councilmembers Call for Charges Against Driver Who Killed Pedestrian on Kenmare Street

Posted October 9, 2014 at 9:24 am

The rental van driver who plowed through the north crosswalk at Elizabeth and Kenmare last month, killing an 82-year-old woman, is now under fire from the city. An arrest was not made after the incident on September 25, yet an investigation remains ongoing. Nevertheless, Councilmembers Margaret Chin, Rosie Mendez, and Ydanis Rodriguez are now calling […]

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Alamo Cube is Cordoned Off as Roadwork Reaches Astor Place

Posted October 7, 2014 at 6:10 am

Much to the chagrin of skaters (and East Village residents), the iconic Astor Place cube is now cordoned off. Barricades were shipped to the site over the weekend to establish the perimeter. Of course, this latest is part of the overall plan to redesign Astor Place and its Cooper Square neighbor to the south. The $16 […]

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Reader Report: Chinatown Bus Route Includes Illicit Cigarette Drop-off

Posted October 1, 2014 at 6:10 am

It’s no real secret that contraband (and violence) arrives aboard incoming Chinatown buses. Local media has widely reported the influx of weapons and criminals into the Lower East Side. Remember that it was only a year ago that authorities conducted the largest gun raid in NYC history, seizing 254 weapons that came here via these […]

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Fire Engine Tire Exploded on Delancey Yesterday Injuring 3 and Shattering Store Windows

Posted September 30, 2014 at 6:02 am

Three pedestrians sustained minor injuries yesterday afternoon on Delancey Street when a fire engine blew a tire. The force from the explosion also shattered the window of Sneak Jeans near the corner of Clinton. The FDNY Ladder Company 18 truck had pulled onto the curb ahead of a building inspection when the tire exploded. All three […]

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Elderly Female Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Van on Kenmare Street Yesterday

Posted September 26, 2014 at 6:05 am

The citywide “Vision Zero” safety initiative might be a de Blasio priority, but it still has a long way to go in protecting the locals. Especially in and around dangerous Delancey Street, where traffic issues are myriad. (A “slow zone” here or there just isn’t gonna cut it) Yesterday afternoon, a fatal casualty resulted just one […]