Speed Bumps Coming to Orchard and Ludlow

Posted on: August 1st, 2012 at 6:18 am by
This image has been archived or removed.

Much needed and long-sought-after safety controls are currently underway for the immediate environs of PS 42, which is bounded by Orchard, Ludlow, and Hester. Traffic flowing within the confluence of these three side streets has been a neighborhood concern in recent years, especially given the flow of young’ins in and out of the facility.

In March of this year, Community Board 3 recommended that the Department of Transportation review whether speed bumps and stop signs were necessary to limit the inherent danger of the junction.

This image has been archived or removed.

Now it appears that the DOT ultimately agreed with the advisory committee, and is ready to implement change. That much is clear from all the orange pavement paint markings that surfaced within the last few weeks. Large swaths of both Orchard and Ludlow roadway were earmarked for the imminent arrival of speed bumps. There is even a new speed limit warning sign in place outside the school playground.

Skaters, get ready for some tricks…

Recent Stories

Lower East Side Ferry Route Permanently Reconfigured Due to Poor Ridership

Spring and summer usually see peak ridership for the city’s nascent ferry system. However, as with everything else these days, the novel coronavirus got in the way. In response to the ongoing crisis, the NYC Ferry program is reducing service by an additional 20-percent. Three routes are permanently reconfigured, including the Corlears Hook line, which […]

Scarr’s Pizza Reopens Today for Pickup and Delivery

On the sidelines for two months, Scarr’s Pizza reopens on the Lower East Side today. The popular Orchard Street pizzeria had shuttered in mid-March, just as the COVID-19 pandemic seized control of the city. Customers can order only for pickup or delivery (via Caviar); no slices. Still no word on how this extended closure ultimately […]

POP International Galleries ‘Collects for Cause’

Hello Art Lovers! This one’s for you. Starting tomorrow, and running through June 20, POP International Galleries (whose brick and mortar is 195 Bowery) will be presenting an online group charity exhibit suitably named “Collect for Cause.” The event will feature a mix of new and familiar faces. From the POP Press Release: No one […]

MooShoes Permanently Closes its LA Store Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Popular vegan shoe store, MooShoes, permanently closed its Los Angeles satellite earlier this month. The retail outpost had been in business on the West Coast since 2014. Six years later, it’s done in by the novel coronavirus. The shutter does not affect the Lower East Side original, which has been out of commission due to […]

Man Seriously Injured in Stabbing at Ludlow and Delancey

Cops say that a man was seriously injured in a stabbing on the fringe of Hell Square late Monday night. The twenty-something was stabbed in the “upper abdominal” area during an altercation with an unknown assailant near the northeast corner of Ludlow and Delancey Streets. The police report noted a “large pool of blood” on […]