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More on the Clinton Street Collision that Injured a Crossing Pedestrian

Posted April 24, 2017 at 5:05 am

A man crossing Clinton Street Friday evening was reportedly struck by a car in the crosswalk at Henry Street. When we initially broke the story, the initial dispatch from the scene was that a cyclist was hit by a FedEx truck. However, an eyewitness who saw the incident unfold “in real time” refuted the claim, and […]

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Reader Report: Pedestrian Hit by Car on Clinton Street [Updated]

Last modified April 22, 2017 at 12:00 pm

A reader writes in to tell us that there was a “gnarly” accident involving on Clinton Street, near Henry, earlier this evening. Exact details are unclear at the moment, but we’re told that the accident “looked bad.” UPDATED: The initial tipster thought a cyclist was hit by a FedEx truck driver beside the two-way bike […]

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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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CB3 Condemns Yep Tour, Calls on City to Reverse Pike Street Bus Permit

Posted April 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

Spare the rod, spoil Yep Tour. That seems to be what’s happening. Yep Tour, one of the worst bus operators in Chinatown, was awarded a six-month bus stop on Pike Street last month. The community, for its part, feels betrayed by the city’s decision to exercise this “nuclear option,” and this week’s Transportation subcommittee meeting […]

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Far from a Sure Shot, ‘Beastie Boys Square’ Continues to Apply Pressure

Posted April 6, 2017 at 5:05 am

He can’t, won’t, and don’t stop. That would be LeRoy McCarthy and his bid to transform the southwest corner of Rivington and Ludlow Streets into Beastie Boys Square. To mark the occasion of the reinvigorated street co-naming campaign, he’s planned a party for next month (May 21) outside Wolfnights, the same address that appears on the […]

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The 2-Way Protected Bike Lane on Delancey Street Won’t Happen Until Spring 2018

Posted April 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

The highly-anticipated bike lane along Delancey Street is coming, but you’ll just need to wait another year. The Transportation subcommittee of Community Board 3 last night heard, and resoundingly supported, the city’s proposal for a two-way protected bikeway along Delancey Street. Timing of the discussion was morbidly appropriate; twelve hours earlier, a box-truck driver hit, and […]

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DOT Flip-Flops, Grants Yep Tour a Temporary Intercity Bus Permit

Posted April 4, 2017 at 9:34 am

The city’s Department of Transportation flip-flopped and agreed to issue the egregious Chinatown bus operator Yep Tour a temporary permit for a stop at Pike Street and East Broadway, Community Board 3 District Manager Susan Stetzer confirmed last week. This reversal comes nearly two months after the agency blocked the identical application for loading and […]

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DOT Poised to Unveil Plans for 2-Way Protected Bike Lane on Delancey Street

Posted April 3, 2017 at 5:12 am

Cyclist commuters will be glad to hear that new traffic enhancements along the heavily traversed Delancey Street are on the way. Buckle up for the two-way protected bike lane spanning the corridor from Allen Street to the Williamsburg Bridge. The city’s Department of Transporation first announced the new protected bike lane last September against the […]

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NYPD: Chinatown Streets Off Limits to ‘Placard Parking’

Posted March 31, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is big. The 5th Precinct effectively announced that placard parking in Chinatown is a thing of the past. Flyers began circulating the neighborhood a couple weeks ago stating that streets in the area are a “permit free zone.” Chinatown activist Karlin Chan has been fighting the issue for years. Specifically, drivers who abused the […]

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‘Beastie Boys Square’ Might Soon Return for Street Co-Naming Consideration

Posted March 30, 2017 at 5:17 am

Hold it now… It’s a campaign three years in the making, and a proverbial thorn in the side of Community Board 3. Nevertheless, the Beastie Boys Square proposal is back on the front burner. 99 Rivington Street – currently Wolfnights – was featured prominently on the cover of the second Beastie Boys LP, Paul’s Boutique. […]

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