Transportation

MTA Hosts Another L-Train Shutdown Town Hall Amidst 14th Street Devastation

Posted September 17, 2018 at 5:02 am

With Canarsie Tunnel rehab poised to deadlock East 14th Street, and already a complete bottleneck, the MTA is really starting to hear it from the locals. An attempt to assuage the populace is underway, as the city tonight hosts a town hall related to the impending doom. Polly Trottenberg, Department of Transportation Commissioner, and Andy […]

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More Drilling on Forsyth Street Ahead of Proposed Subway ‘Ventilation Plant’

Posted September 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Another Davey Drill was spotted on Forsyth Street last week (above Delancey), but as before, it’s not related to the controversial Rivington House condo conversion. But rather, an infrastructure project by the MTA. Indeed, the transit agency remains committed, despite prior community opposition, to constructing a new subway ventilation plant beneath Forsyth Street. Installing this […]

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MTA Adds Permanent ‘Respect’ Tribute to Aretha Franklin in Subway Stations

Posted September 7, 2018 at 5:08 am

The MTA apparently liked the Aretha Franklin subway tribute so much, that it’s now created its own. Subway stops on Franklin Street in Manhattan and Franklin Avenue in Brooklyn boast a new “Respect” sign affixed to the tiling. As first reported on Bowery Boogie last month, an anonymous street artist made international headlines for the […]

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Little Italy Rallies Against Buses Through Kenmare Street During L-Train Shutdown

Last modified September 16, 2018 at 4:22 pm

The impending L-Train shutdown is causing localized pandemonium across the Lower East Side. From 14th Street on down to the Williamsburg Bridge, Delancey, and Kenmare Streets. A bit closer to home, the city is trying to push a proposal to ferry straphangers through Little Italy on the way to nearby subway stations. This would equate […]

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Lower East Side Ferry Route Launches Today

Last modified August 30, 2018 at 10:38 am

The last of the NYC Ferry routes is now operational. Today is the first day of boat service for the Lower East Side line. If you recall, Corlear’s Hook landing had been under construction since late-winter. As previously reported, this new Lower East Side route – part of a $55 million expansion three years in […]

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MTA: Debris Removal for Damaged Canarsie Subway Tunnel will Happen on Congested 14th Street

Last modified September 16, 2018 at 4:22 pm

Between the L Train Shutdown and development along East 14th Street, the whole area is a battered construction zone. The MTA began working on the Avenue B electrical substation and the purported Avenue A exit for the new 1st Avenue L station in September 2017. Since then, residents of Stuyvesant Town and across 14th Street have […]

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No Crossing: Suffolk Street Block Closed to Traffic Until 2021

Last modified August 24, 2018 at 1:36 pm

Thanks to side-by-side construction on Essex Crossing residential projects, the intersection of Broome and Suffolk Streets is a total disaster. So much so that the development consortium Delancey Street Associates seeks a “temporary” closure of Suffolk Street until 2021. The sudden traffic change allows the “street segment to be used as staging areas for construction […]

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You Can Now ‘Super Charge’ Your Tesla on the Lower East Side

Posted August 23, 2018 at 5:06 am

In case you happen to own a Tesla, then charging it up just got a bit easier. Elon Musk’s trendy automaker recently expanded super-charging capabilities throughout Manhattan, allowing fast-charge options for motorists. For locals, the function is now available in Chinatown and on the Lower East Side. “We just expanded our Supercharger network across New […]

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One of the Most Dangerous Areas for Pedestrians is on the LES

Posted August 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

One of the most dangerous areas in Manhattan for pedestrians and cyclists is located in the borderlands of Little Italy and the Lower East Side, according to data mining website Localize. Street safety data was apparently evaluated at every New York City intersection between January 2013 and January 2018. “The analysis created an index that […]

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Little Italy Residents Propose Alternate Shuttle Bus Route as L-Train Shutdown Looms

Last modified September 16, 2018 at 4:23 pm

One need only stroll down the five blocks of Kenmare Street – from the Bowery to its terminus at Lafayette – to understand the traffic clusterfuck. Pretty much any time of day, any day of the week. Several factors contribute to car congestion – as an extension of Delancey Street, it’s the on/off ramp to […]

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