Transportation

Dump Truck Hits and Critically Injures Pedestrian on Ridge Street [Updated]

Last modified November 16, 2017 at 7:25 am

A registered nurse riding her bike on Ridge Street was struck and critically injured by a dump truck last night, according to several scanners and tipsters on the scene. The 50-year-old woman was hit near the intersection of Ridge and Stanton Streets shortly after 10pm and was reportedly pinned beneath the vehicle for some time. […]

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D Train Countdown Clocks Finally Operational at Grand Street Station

Posted November 15, 2017 at 5:06 am

It’s safe to say that few people ever thought this day would come… The IND subway line is slowly getting connected. New countdown clocks installed on the platforms of the Grand Street station were switched on last week with timers. Other IND subway stations like Delancey Street and East Broadway sport the technology, but the […]

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The Bowery is Torn Apart for Water Main Replacements [PHOTOS]

Posted November 10, 2017 at 5:02 am

As if there isn’t enough roadwork happening along the Bowery mid-section, more is ongoing. Crews have been tearing up the west side of the street – between Prince and Spring – for at least the last month. Area residents are now faced with daytime water disconnection and temporary trash pickup changes. This is part of […]

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The Seasonal Holiday Street Lights Are Now Glowing on Orchard Street

Posted November 9, 2017 at 5:03 am

It’s that time of year again. The clocks change, the air is crisp, and the holiday lights come out on (and around) Orchard Street. As in years past, the three-dimensional snowflake orbs are now suspended above the roadway between East Houston and Hester Streets. The spine designated the jurisdiction of the Lower East Side Partnership […]

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Is Hell Square the Latest ‘Gray Line’ Attraction?

Last modified November 2, 2017 at 8:21 am

Is Hell Square the latest hop-on/hop-off bus attraction for tourists? If this sight at the corner of Ludlow and Stanton Streets is any indication, let’s hope not. A Boogie tipster sent along the above image, noting that the Gray Line double-decker stopped for customers at this spot, one of the most congested areas on the […]

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Resurfaced Straus Square Torn Apart by Con Edison Roadwork

Posted October 30, 2017 at 9:45 am

Figures that Canal Street through Straus Square would be torn up so quickly after its resurfacing. That granular rumble-strip coating – meant as a skateboard deterrent – lasted three months before a utilities crew completely decimated the block. Con Edison workers on Saturday embarked on a project to repair the subterranean grid in and around the […]

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City Installs Countdown Clock at Rutgers Street M9 Bus Stop

Posted October 16, 2017 at 5:13 am

Hark, weary commuters. There is a new piece of tech hardware at the northwest corner of East Broadway and Rutgers Street. Indeed, the city installed a new countdown clock for the downtown M9 bus stop over the weekend. The bus information is posted on both the sign and available via audio cue. This is seemingly […]

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East Houston Reconstruction Delayed Indefinitely, City Says

Posted October 4, 2017 at 5:11 am

Still years behind schedule, the East Houston Reconstruction Project won’t be ending anytime soon. This despite the completion of the eastern leg as well as prior assurances to the contrary. Earlier this summer, the expected completion date had been tagged as “by Labor Day,” according to the project bulletin board at Community Board 3. Labor […]

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DA Refuses to Prosecute Cyclist in Fatal Pedestrian Collision on Essex Street

Posted October 2, 2017 at 5:00 am

It was an early summer evening when a 63-year-old pedestrian entered the Essex Street crosswalk at Hester Street. Minutes later, he lay bloody and unconscious in the middle of the road as Good Samaritans and paramedics assisted him. A cyclist heading southbound on Essex had struck the victim, Shun Kwong Leung. He sustained a major […]

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Manhattan Bridge Makeover and Rehab Slated to Begin Next Summer

Posted September 14, 2017 at 5:08 am

Starting next summer, the city will undergo the next step in the neverending rehabilitation of the Manhattan Bridge. It’s a multi-year effort (i.e. “component rehab”) aimed at updating both structural and ornamental elements that are in a purported dire need of repair. Brian Gill, Chief Engineer of Manhattan Bridge Reconstruction for the Transportation Department, and […]

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