Williamsburg Bridge

Councilman Introduces Bill to Rename the Williamsburg Bridge After Sonny Rollins

Posted October 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

For one Lower East Sider, the quest to rename the Williamsburg Bridge after Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins just took a major step forward. City Council is now reviewing a bill that would make this happen. In response to this community led effort, Brooklyn Councilman Stephen Levin introduced the bill, which is also supported by Brooklyn […]

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Did you See the Silver ‘Spaceship’ Cruising Down Delancey Street Last Weekend?

Posted August 17, 2017 at 5:11 am

If you happened to be crossing Delancey Street on Sunday afternoon, you may have spotted the so-called “Spaceship Tank” driving eastward over the Williamsburg Bridge. You may have also whispered to yourself, “what the fuck was that.” Now we know. Apparently, a Brooklyn man named Charles Walters constructed the extraterrestrial transport by encasing a Chevrolet […]

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As Promised, City Stations 2 Traffic Agents at Problematic Grand Street Intersection

Posted June 26, 2017 at 5:11 am

Here’s some election year politics at its best. Host a mayoral town hall (for District 1), then satisfy a few voters in the immediate aftermath. One Grand Street resident, frustrated with the lack of attention to the traffic bottlenecks on Grand Street, demanded that the administration act to change the status quo. He asked Mayor […]

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There is a Petition to Close Clinton Street Approach to the Williamsburg Bridge

Posted May 15, 2017 at 5:13 am

When the decision was made by Department of Transportation to open a new entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge via Clinton Street a few years ago – it was in response to the tragic death of Dashane Santana on Delancey in 2012 – bottlenecks began instantly, and backed up to the FDR. It created a situation […]

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Driver was Going 111 mph in Crash that Killed the Birthday Girl on the Williamsburg Bridge, DA Says

Posted May 8, 2017 at 5:08 am

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. last week disclosed further details about the deadly drunk driving crash on the Williamsburg Bridge two months ago. In announcing the indictment of 26-year-old driver, off-duty traffic cop Stefan Hoyte, prosecutors detailed that he was going 111 mph while crossing the span, nearly four times the legal speed limit. […]

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It’s Time to End the ‘Cauldron of Honking Horns’ at Clinton and Grand Streets [Guest Post]

Posted April 27, 2017 at 9:34 am

The following guest post was written by Matt Marello, a resident of the Seward Park Co-op, who is fed up with the ongoing traffic bottleneck at Grand and Clinton Streets. There once was a quiet, peaceful neighborhood on the Lower East Side, where birds sang, children played, and the elderly could cross the street without being […]

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This Lower East Sider Wants to Rename the Williamsburg Bridge for Sonny Rollins

Posted April 7, 2017 at 5:11 am

For Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, the Williamsburg Bridge was once-upon-a-time sanctuary to master his instrument. Now, one Lower East Sider is pushing the city to commemorate (and celebrate) the artist with a renaming. Sonny Rollins also lived at 400 Grand Street, now buried beneath a fifteen-story tower for the Essex Crossing development (i.e. Site 5). […]

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Here’s the Mangled Car from Fatal Williamsburg Bridge Crash that Killed Amanda Miner on 21st Birthday [PHOTOS]

Posted March 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is what’s left of the car that killed the birthday girl on the Williamsburg Bridge. Two weeks ago, Amanda Miner, an aspiring social worker who was out celebrating her 21st birthday, died in a horrific crash on the Williamsburg Bridge. Miner had been partying earlier in the evening with the driver, an off-duty traffic […]

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Man Found Dead on Williamsburg Bridge Roadway this Morning

Last modified November 1, 2016 at 9:04 am

A man was found dead on the Brooklyn-bound side of the Williamsburg Bridge earlier this morning at 6am. Traffic along the span was deadlocked. It also explains why that helicopter likely woke you up this morning. The 31-year-old man was found lying unconscious in the outer roadway without any immediate explanation of how or why he […]

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In Which Greek Gods Meet the Lower East Side Skyline

Posted October 11, 2016 at 5:08 am

This is what happens when you mix mythos with modern day NYC. Artist Boo Paterson has recently created a unique paper cutout series called “The Greek Gods in New York.” She brings Mt. Olympus and its echelon to the city (via ruler and x-acto knife), by weaving Greek mythology into the fabric of the Lower East […]

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