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Reader Report: DOT Fails to Recognize 2-Way Protected Bike Lane with Chrystie Street Markings

Posted October 5, 2016 at 9:44 am

It looks like the Department of Transportation might be confused about the incoming two-way protected bike lane on Chrystie Street. Blame probably rests on the bureacracy of two different projects happening in the same spot. Brooklyn bicycle activist Dave “Paco” Abraham alerted us to the striping stenciled on the fresh pavement at Grand and Chrystie […]

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DOT Announces New 2-Way Protected Bike Lane Linking Delancey Street to Williamsburg Bridge

Posted September 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

Big changes are coming soon to Delancey Street. Indeed, the Department of Transporation yesterday released its “Strategic Plan 2016,” which aims to improve “traffic safety and public health, expanding travel choices, supporting New York City’s efforts to fight climate change, doubling cycling, and maintaining streets and bridges in a state of good repair.” For Lower […]

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Locals Rejoice as Busy Chinatown Intersection Bestowed with New Traffic Light

Posted June 15, 2016 at 5:13 am

The Department of Transportation last week bowed to the request of Chinatown locals, and installed a new traffic signal at a bustling intersection. Councilwoman Margaret Chin pushed for the measure and announced the new light, located in the intersection of Catherine and Henry Streets. The installation was reportedly at the request of the community, which […]

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Pedestrian Struck by M22 Bus in Madison Street Crosswalk Yesterday

Posted November 24, 2015 at 5:18 am

A week after dozens of Lower East Siders vented frustrations with MTA bus service during a town hall, one of its drivers struck a 64-year-old pedestrian yesterday morning at the intersection of Madison and Jackson Streets. The unidentified victim was reportedly crossing southward when an M22 bus struck, and pinned him for an extended period of […]

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

Last modified February 12, 2015 at 11:19 pm

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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24-Year-Old Driver in Fatal Hit-and-Run on the Bowery Faces Serious Charges

Posted November 28, 2014 at 6:00 am

Justice is being served. The motorist involved in that fatal hit-and-run on the Bowery Monday night is facing the music. As previously reported, Danny Lin was driving northbound in his 2001 BMW sedan when he struck Robert Perry just north of Rivington. Cops said he was going double the recently-imposed speed limit of 25 mph. […]

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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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Victim Identified in Last Night’s Hit-and-Run on the Bowery

Last modified November 25, 2014 at 3:56 pm

The man killed in last night’s hit-and-run on the Bowery was a beloved member of the community. This much was clear from the various tipsters who alerted us to the accident. Robert Perry – age 57 – had been visiting the Bowery Mission for assistance the last few years. His life was cut short when […]

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

Last modified February 12, 2015 at 11:20 pm

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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