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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 […]

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Grand Street Water Main Work Crosses the Bowery, Inches Toward Essex Street

Posted September 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

The Department of Design and Construction is ready for Phase II of its Grand Street capital works project (#MED609), which aims to install new trunk water mains between Broadway and Essex. For the last two years, most of the ear-splitting infrastructural work was relegated to Little Italy. But the front has just shifted eastward across […]

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The DOT Not Seeing the Light with Traffic Signals at Bowery and Delancey

Posted September 19, 2014 at 6:00 am

The city spent loads of taxpayer dollars the last few years trying to remedy the traffic situation at the intersection of Bowery and Delancey/Kenmare. Road crews keep digging up pavement, repainting the lanes, and beautifying the medians. To no avail. The bigger issue continually shrugged aside is fixing the sequence timing of the signals here. […]

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The DOT is Happy with the Changes It Made to Help Alleviate the Congestion at Grand and Clinton

Posted September 16, 2014 at 9:19 am

The westbound intersection of Clinton and Grand Streets is fixed, the Department of Transportation proclaims. Agency engineer Rich Carmona took a pseudo victory lap last week at the Community Board 3 transportation subcommittee meeting by extolling the progress made in the last couple years. You’ll recall that the traffic patterns around the Williamsburg Bridge shifted […]

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The Need to Address Dangers of South Street Intersection in the Wake of Deadly Traffic Accident

Posted September 11, 2014 at 5:09 am

Now that the ribbon of East River Esplanade in the shadows of the Manhattan Bridge has been beautified and upgraded with new toys, the traffic situation in the immediate vicinity must be addressed. Indeed, it was only two weeks ago that a 34-year-old female driver struck three pedestrians – all older women – in the crosswalk […]

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Lucky Star Bus Moving to New Location on Canal Street

Posted August 25, 2014 at 6:04 am

The DOT ruled two months ago to reject the Diaspora bus company’s application to operate inside the old Fung Wah depot at 139 Canal Street. Much of the issue centered on how a bus stop here would adversely affect the Mahayana Buddhist temple next door. Well, it seems there wasn’t much opposition from on high about the Boston-based […]

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Local Electeds Praise Enforcement of Intercity Chinatown Bus Regulations

Posted August 18, 2014 at 6:08 am

Elected officials are now happy to report that the NYPD and DOT are enforcing recently-forged regulations imposed upon the Chinatown bus industry. As previously reported, curbside bus operators citywide are now required to carry permits to pick up and drop off in NYC. Companies caught without permits, operating outside of approved zones, or straying from set schedules can […]

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In Which the NYPD Tickets a Citi Biker on 2nd Avenue

Posted August 15, 2014 at 9:14 am

Cops are cracking down big time on bicyclists through the end of the month. It’s all part of “Operation Safe Cycle,” a two-week bicycle safety initiative by the NYPD. We watched it happen in the flesh. Walking down Second Avenue on Wednesday, the officer driving this unmarked Chevy Impala pulled over a cyclist who ran […]

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