Transportation

Drunk Driver Charged with Manslaughter in Fatal Post-Christmas Crash at Manhattan Bridge

Posted January 16, 2018 at 5:13 am

Prosecutors last week indicted a man on charges of manslaughter for the fatal drunk driving crash last month on the Bowery that left a teenager dead. In the early morning hours of December 26, authorities said that 22-year-old Gerald Joseph was traveling westbound across the Manhattan Bridge at 65 mph, nearly twice the legal limit […]

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Water Main Work on Tap for Lower Clinton Street

Last modified January 15, 2018 at 11:14 am

The Department of Design and Construction last week embarked on another Lower East Side infrastructure project. This time it’s another water main job. The upcoming campaign is two-fold: replacement of both the water main and sewers beneath Clinton Street from Madison to East Broadway. Known as the “Accelerated Water Main Replacement Project” (aka MEDA002), we […]

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Town Hall Tonight to Discuss Grand Street Traffic Bottleneck at Williamsburg Bridge Approach

Posted January 11, 2018 at 5:02 am

Tonight, Lower East Side residents can vocalize their displeasure about the ongoing nightmare known as the Grand and Clinton Street traffic jam. A Town Hall forum has been orchestrated by the Grand Street Democrats to raise awareness and solutions to City officials surrounding what’s becoming an increasingly dangerous quality-of-life issue for those living in the […]

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There Was a Major Water Main Break on South Street Yesterday

Last modified January 10, 2018 at 7:52 am

Yesterday afternoon, a water main broke beneath the pavement of South Street, right at the intersection of Rutgers Slip. The flooding was the second such water main bust in the vicinity within the last few days, behind Sunday’s incident at Madison and Clinton. The scene of the flood yesterday was eerily reminiscent of the days […]

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Driver in Deadly Manhattan Bridge Crash Arrested for Drunk Driving

Posted December 27, 2017 at 5:15 am

Early yesterday morning, a 17-year-old Brooklyn boy was killed in a high-speed crash at the mouth of the Manhattan Bridge. Police said that the driver, who had allegedly been drinking, lost control and flipped the car. Both were trapped in the car for twenty minutes as first responders rushed to extricate them. The teenaged victim […]

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Driver Speeding Off Manhattan Bridge Flips Car, Kills Teenage Passenger

Last modified December 26, 2017 at 9:03 am

A driver speeding off the city side of the Manhattan Bridge flipped his car in a deadly early morning crash. According to published reports, the Mazda zoomed off the span shortly after 1am, hit a curb, rammed into a light pole, then hit a fire hydrant at the Bowery and Canal Street. The impact force […]

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Take it to the Bridge: Overwhelming Support for Sonny Rollins on the LES

Posted December 21, 2017 at 5:11 am

In retrospect, it was apparently a race to name Lower East Side infrastructure after Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins. While Essex Crossing just anointed one of its luxury rental buildings in the name of Rollins (Site 5), the earlier effort at another area renaming remains underway. You remember – that months-old grassroots campaign to likewise rechristen […]

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In Apparent ‘Wayfinding’ Flub, City Moves Sidewalk Post to the Correct Spot

Last modified December 11, 2017 at 9:46 pm

The Department of Transportation is apparently in need of its own wayfinding in Chinatown. You may have noticed that this WalkNYC installation was previously erected on the wrong spot. The signage first arrived near the southeast corner of Essex and Canal Streets at the end of November. Upon closer inspection, though, the “You are here” […]

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Countdown Clocks Now Active at East Broadway Subway Station

Posted December 7, 2017 at 5:11 am

No more standing around for fifteen minutes wondering when the next F train will arrive at the East Broadway station. Now, you’ll still stand around, but at least you’ll know. That’s right, those newfangled countdown clocks above the subway platform are operational. Took long enough, though. The city first installed the technology in this subway […]

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Street Milling and Paving Slated for Seward Park Environs

Last modified November 27, 2017 at 8:46 am

The asphalt surroundings of Seward Park are poised for an upgrade. East Broadway, Division, Canal, and Clinton Streets are all going under the knife starting tomorrow. Yep, break out those dust masks because the roadway is about to get milled. Notices to move cars were posted to street furniture last week to alerting area neighbors […]

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