CB3 Approves Essex Street Lighting Plan
Essex Street, meet your new boring-ass street furniture. Despite outcry from the Essex Street Block Association, Community Board 3 roundly approved the Essex Street lighting plan proposed by the Lower East Side BID. It’s out with the old (i.e. awesome) Bishop’s Crook light poles and in with the antiseptic “WM” fixtures.
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And as a refresher, the proposal calls for 28 LED-equipped “WM” highway-style poles along this stretch, matching similar intentions for both Allen and East Houston. The more outdated stockpile of Bishop’s Crooks would then be redistributed to “contextually appropriate locations” on Norfolk, Suffolk, Stanton, and Rivington.
Welcome to the Essex Street Thruway; don’t forget the tolls.