Transportation

Art-Driven Pedestrian Plaza to Seal Doyers Street Next Month

Posted July 16, 2018 at 5:06 am

For the second year running, the so-called “Bloody Angle” is temporarily closed to traffic. The Chinatown Partnership (a business improvement district) sealed Doyers Street during daytime hours to create a pedestrian plaza. As part of the initiative, the Partnership tapped Hangzhou artist Chen Dongfan to paint the 4,851 square-foot street mural – so-called “Asphalt Art” […]

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Pols Taking Action to Curb Placard Parking Abuse in Downtown

Last modified June 12, 2018 at 7:11 am

Parking placard abuse is rampant downtown, more so in Chinatown, but today another step is being taken to help curb it. This morning, City Council’s Committee on Transportation will hear a litany of legislation on the issue, including a bill introduced by Councilwoman Margaret Chin “to define the number of violations that lead to the […]

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Lower East Side Ferry Line Won’t Embark Until ‘Late Summer’

Posted June 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Three years in the making, the new Lower East Side ferry route is still on ice. As it were. Even though summer schedules for all but two routes were released last month, the Lower East Side launch remains well on the horizon. A spokesperson from the city’s Economic Development Corp., which oversees the ferry operation, […]

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Broken for Months, East Broadway Escalator Finally Fixed

Posted June 6, 2018 at 5:06 am

Local straphangers can rest a bit easier now that the escalator in the East Broadway subway station is functioning again. At least for the time being. The fix comes nearly three months after the moving stairway first went out of order. However, a stalled escalator here is commonplace. Ever since this 81-stair replacement debuted – […]

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Check out the New Corlears Hook Ferry Landing, Due to Launch Imminently

Posted May 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

You’re looking at an aerial view of the new Corlears Hook ferry landing, which is making some serious progress. Two months after Mayor de Blasio visited the NYC Ferry project site, the new dock is close to completion. The canopied shelter is in place and construction material nowhere in sight. As previously reported, this new […]

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DOT to Install ‘Directional Signage’ to Combat Congestion at Grand and Clinton Streets

Posted May 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Pressure from the community and elected officials is starting to pay off, it seems. Department of Transportation announced in a letter that it is addressing concerns about the traffic bottleneck at Grand and Clinton Streets. As previously reported, several Democratic district leaders last month penned a letter to Commissioner Polly Trottenberg urging immediate action. Elected […]

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Casey Neistat Gets Bike Ticket on Delancey Street and Makes a Video About it

Posted May 7, 2018 at 5:09 am

It’s a favorite perch for police looking to score quick hits – the traffic choke-point of the Williamsburg Bridge bike path on Delancey Street. A narrow passageway that is a one-way on-ramp to the East River span. Viral video star Casey Neistat was apparently caught in the net over the weekend (as were many others) after […]

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District Leaders Urge DOT Chair to Better Address Traffic Bottleneck at Grand and Clinton

Last modified May 10, 2018 at 10:04 pm

The bottleneck blues continues at the junction of Grand and Clinton Streets. Being a major access point to the Williamsburg Bridge from the FDR, this spot perennially attracts a line of cars that usually snakes eastward for blocks. The addition of Essex Crossing in the immediate vicinity (residential and commercial) doesn’t help matters, either. Ongoing […]

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Good Lucking Nabbing those Limited Edition David Bowie MetroCards

Posted April 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

As part of the sprawling David Bowie mini-exhibit inside Broadway-Lafayette subway station, straphangers (and collectors) can now purchase limited edition MetroCards emblazoned with the icon. The new cards apparently run $6.50, as there is a two-ride minimum (includes $1 new card fee), and are available from the dispensers and station agents. While supplies last, of […]

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LinkNYC Kiosks to Display Real Time Bus Info

Posted April 6, 2018 at 5:12 am

Those annoying LinkNYC kiosks that have taken over the sidewalk may soon get slightly more useful. In a few weeks, the citywide eyesores will display bus timetables, up to one-third of a mile away. The countdowns will naturally be squeezed between advertisements and other public information that cycles through the screens. The commuting inclusion was spearheaded […]

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