Transportation

Southbound M15 Bus Service Restored to Allen Street at East Houston

Posted May 22, 2017 at 5:02 am

Downtown bus service is finally restored to the top of Allen Street. As of this week, the southbound M15 and M15 Select Buses have resumed pickup and drop-off service just south of Houston. The ticket terminals reappeared yesterday after a two-year absence from the block. You’ll recall that the M15 line was previously re-routed, beginning in January 2015, via […]

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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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The Lower East Side Partnership Wants to Create a ‘Pedestrian Plaza’ Alongside Straus Square

Posted May 9, 2017 at 9:36 am

Another land grab afoot? Straus Square, the concrete island memorial at the confluence of Canal, Rutgers, and East Broadway, is now in the crosshairs of the Lower East Side Partnership. It appears the business improvement district hopes to install another pedestrian plaza on the eastern terminus of Canal Street, near the entrance to Seward Park. […]

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Masaryk Towers Seals the Rivington Street Walkway Between Pitt and Columbia

Posted May 8, 2017 at 5:09 am

The easternmost frontier of Rivington Street – where it’s decommissioned to a walkpath in the canyon of Samuel Gompers Houses and the Masaryk Towers – is now bisected. No outlet. Shots fired. We’ve heard from several residents in the vicinity that it’s causing quite a hoopla. One tenant of the latter Mitchell Lama co-op complex […]

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Enormous Madison Street Sinkhole Plugged and Paved Over

Posted May 5, 2017 at 5:07 am

It took roughly 24 hours of round-the-clock emergency work before the gaping hell hole on Madison Street was plugged and paved. Crews from Con Edison and Department of Environmental Protection completed the necessary fixes yesterday, and by the evening rush, the casual pedestrian wouldn’t have known that a burst water main created a foreboding sinkhole. Now […]

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Emergency Crews Continue to Repair Massive Sinkhole on Madison Street

Posted May 4, 2017 at 5:08 am

Early yesterday morning, a twelve-inch water main beneath Madison Street burst, causing a gushing torrent and an enormous sinkhole to form. What started as a small pavement puncture, quickly collapsed under the weight of sustained vehicles. At one point yesterday afternoon, 10 businesses and 150 residents were without water. Workers from Con Edison and Department […]

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Massive Sinkhole Swallows up Madison Street 

Last modified May 3, 2017 at 1:51 pm

Thanks to a water main break, a massive sinkhoke just opened up on Madison Street, between Rutgers and Jefferson. The incident purportedly knocked out water to about 150 customers and 10 businesses in the area. According to NBC, The hell-hole formed earlier this morning after an MTA bus traveled over it, causing the street to […]

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A Family of Rats Set this Guy’s Car Ablaze on Rivington; Tony Hawk there to Film it

Last modified May 2, 2017 at 8:42 am

The New York City rat is ruthless. If you were at the corner of Essex and Rivington on Friday afternoon, you likely saw a Volkswagen sedan on fire. A plume of smoke billowing into the sky. Yet, this wasn’t any ordinary blaze. Blame the family of rats allegedly nesting in this guy’s engine block. They […]

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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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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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