Transportation

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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How to Snitch on Building Owners for Not Shoveling the Snow

Posted March 22, 2018 at 5:04 am

After snowstorms, many building owners are guilty of neglecting the sidewalk cleanup. Some are late to it, and others just ignore altogether. Some are even chronic offenders; you know who they are if you’ve walked the Lower East Side streets enough. Here are the rules for snow or ice cleanup. Landlords basically have a four-hour […]

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Police Barricades Set Along LES Route for Sunday’s Half Marathon

Posted March 16, 2018 at 5:13 am

Police started installing metal barricades around the Lower East Side Wednesday night in anticipation of Sunday’s Half Marathon. Part of the route runs through the neighborhood just off the Manhattan Bridge. Approximately 22,000 marathon runners will flow off the bridge onto Canal Street, then follow East Broadway to its termination at Grand Street, and up […]

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Mayor de Blasio Officially Kicks off Construction of Corlears Hook Ferry Landing

Posted March 1, 2018 at 5:03 am

Down at the new Corlears Hook ferry landing, construction remains steady and has been for months. Nevertheless, Mayor de Blasio was there yesterday morning with a ceremonial kickoff alongside Skanska, the construction company behind the new infrastructure. “Where could we turn, right here to the water. And as you can see it’s not crowded, it’s not […]

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Dangerous Carbon Monoxide Levels Force Evacuation of LES Buildings

Last modified February 22, 2018 at 9:34 am

Several buildings in Hell Square, including the Hotel on Rivington, were evacuated yesterday after manhole fires sparked dangerous levels of carbon monoxide around the block. The subterranean fires happened at around 11am yesterday morning, prompting an evacuation of the hotel and the three adjacent buildings an hour later. It’s believed that the melting of last […]

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First Glimpse of Corlears Hook Ferry Landing, Launching Summer 2018

Posted February 14, 2018 at 5:07 am

The Lower East Side is joining the ferry fete this summer, further linking the city with the outer boroughs. Construction on the Corlears Hook landing is steadily progressing, some six months after Economic Development Corp. filed its application with the Army Corps of Engineers for the new riverside facility. The City launched the NYC Ferry program […]

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