Transportation

When a Truck Turns into Essex Crossing

Posted April 23, 2021 at 5:01 am

The notorious traffic bottleneck at Grand and Clinton Streets is well documented at this point. A constant thorn in the side of local residents who argue that the pattern here – essentially an on-ramp to the Williamsburg Bridge – is outright dangerous. The line of cars during rush hour never disappoints. Like yesterday. This westbound […]

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Pedestrian Bridge Decay in Corlears Hook Park?

Last modified April 20, 2021 at 3:16 pm

Strange things afoot. For a few days in mid-March, the pedestrian bridge connecting Corlears Hook Park to the East River greenway was closed off. No explanation; just cones and netting. Neighbors claimed that the bridge itself was crumbling, and that concrete debris fell onto the FDR roadway below. However, after a few days closed to […]

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Screaming ‘Go Guy’ Directs Traffic at Delancey and Chrystie

Last modified March 15, 2021 at 8:32 pm

A double-amputee in the intersection of Delancey and Chrystie Streets screams at traffic daily, catching the attention of locals who are both irked and driven to help. It goes like this. The wheelchair-bound man – whose legs were amputated – shouts orders at the top of his lungs. He’s apparently a resident of a nearby […]

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East Broadway Subway Tiles Free of Disgusting Deposits

Posted January 20, 2021 at 5:02 am

Down in the bowels of the East Broadway subway station, those hideous wall monsters are now a thing of the past. For years, the tunnel tiling devolved into a complete mess. Conditions were ripe for the formation of brown, slug-like deposits that grew ever larger by the week. Until this month, coincidentally the 85th anniversary […]

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The MTA’s Embarrassing ‘Dealncey’ Spelling Error

Posted January 7, 2021 at 5:07 am

This is a Queens-bound M train, the next stop is learning how to spell. An eagle-eyed observer riding the M train this week noticed that the Delancey Street/Essex Street station was completely misspelled. The embarrassing error – scrolling the onboard announcement display – read as “Dealncey.” How does this slip through? Misspellings of Delancey are […]

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GNR’s Slash Pushes City to Rename St. Mark’s Block After Jimmy Webb

Posted December 29, 2020 at 5:00 am

Famed Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash just elevated the petition to rename part of St. Mark’s Place after his late friend, Jimmy Webb. The lead axe-man endorsed the memorial designation in a post to Instagram last week. “How Monumental Would This Be!? Jimmy Left His Mark On St Marks!!! What a Way To Honor An […]

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Delancey Subway Station Loses its Newsstand

Posted November 4, 2020 at 5:04 am

With ridership at historically low levels on the subway, the station mini-marts that feed off such traffic are likewise suffering. The MTA told The City publication this fall that 35 of the 215 subterranean retail spaces in the subway — more than 16% of all storefronts in the system — have gone out of business since […]

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See the Subways with the MTA’s Live Subway Map

Posted October 28, 2020 at 5:04 am

It’s been a long time coming, but the MTA map is finally going digital. Now officially in beta, the MTA’s “Live Subway Map” is a dynamic interface showing real time train locations, arrival times, and service alerts, among other pertinent info for New York denizens. And it arrives at a time when subway ridership numbers […]

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Swapping those Disgusting Subway Tiles at East Broadway Station

Posted October 15, 2020 at 5:00 am

The oft-neglected East Broadway subway station is getting something of a facelift. No more wall-sucking sludge monsters. Indeed, for years these shit-brown deposits subsisted on the subway wall tiles. Growing bigger with each passing year. But now, some much-needed attention. As part of the renovation plan of the Hurricane Sandy-damaged Rutgers Tube – which connects […]

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Neighbors Petition to Co-Name Part of St. Mark’s Place for Late Punk Icon Jimmy Webb

Posted October 9, 2020 at 5:00 am

If neighbors are successful, a section of St. Mark’s Place will be named for the late Jimmy Webb. There is a grassroots campaign afoot to co-name the corner for the neighborhood stalwart. Webb spent two decades on this block working for Trash & Vaudeville, before departing to create I Need More on Orchard Street. The […]

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