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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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The DOT Activates 2 New Slow Zones Along the Bowery and East Houston

Posted August 5, 2014 at 6:07 am

The city just announced that three major downtown traffic arteries are to become DOT-imposed slow zones, two of which criss-cross the Lower East Side. Starting in November, the full length of Houston Street (West Street to Baruch Place) and the Bowery (Chatham to Cooper Square) will carry reduced speed limits. The “Arterial Slow Zones” program […]

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‘Dashane Santana Way’ Unveiled on Delancey Street 2 Years After Her Death

Posted August 4, 2014 at 6:03 am

Twelve-year-old Dashane Santana was run down by a van in the intersection of Clinton and Delancey in February 2012. Her tragic death was essentially the tipping point that spurred the DOT to finally address traffic safety concerns along this clogged corridor. For instance, increasing the crossing time in this crosswalk and expanding the sidewalk further […]

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The DOT Finally Fixes the Sinking Sidewalk at Orchard and Delancey

Posted July 30, 2014 at 9:24 am

Looks like our public shaming had something of an effect. The Department of Transportation addressed, and fixed, the caving sidewalk at the northeast corner of Orchard and Delancey. This spot had been sinking for well over six months. Boogie reader @benofonte snapped the above photo, which shows the asphalt band-aid.

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Sinking Sidewalk on Orchard Street a Continual Threat; This is How the City Reacts

Posted July 29, 2014 at 9:19 am

How deep must this corner pit sink before the city starts paying attention? For months, the sidewalk at Orchard and Delancey has been gradually dipping below street level. Torrential downpours and excessive heat certainly exacerbate the situation. Our last depth measurement came in at five inches, and by all accounts, a liability waiting to collect. […]

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Is This Parking Sign Less Confusing Than the Status Quo?

Posted July 16, 2014 at 9:20 am

Nearly two years ago, the city first began swapping its stock of parking signage with something way simpler. Rollout has been slow downtown, though. The Lower East Side just started receiving within the last six months or so. But not everyone is on board with the new designs. Or any of the previous designs, for […]

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DOT Tears Up the Bowery for ‘Upgrades’ in Traffic Configuration Near Delancey

Posted June 4, 2014 at 6:02 am

Measurements and markings appeared on the Bowery last week; the DOT began ripping up the roadway on Monday. First on the docket is the median between Delancey and Spring Streets, jackhammered into submission and already showing signs of progress. However, thanks to these new DOT upgrades, one block is now without an operational fire hydrant. […]

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East River Esplanade at Pike Street Debuts with Exercise Equipment and Basketball Courts

Last modified May 22, 2014 at 9:42 am

Many moons ago, the NYC Economic Development Corp. outlined its goal to create a “node of activity along the East River that reflects the diversity of the surrounding neighborhood and serves both local residents and visitors to the Esplanade.” The Pike Slip bulkhead finally received its “park life” treatment along this historic tidal strait. Well, the […]

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Astor Place Redesign Makes a Mess of Cooper Square [PHOTOS]

Posted May 21, 2014 at 6:06 am

Cooper Square is a mess. More so than usual, as the “big dig” here has begun. Just last month, the statue of a sedentary Peter Cooper was boxed up while renovations on his eponymous block proceeded (the plywood is already tagged). Teardown of the twin forks of Cooper Square followed shortly thereafter, and the area is now […]

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