Transportation

Two Weeks After Bowery-East Houston is Repaved, Digging Resumes

Posted January 4, 2019 at 5:05 am

Now, this was downright predictable. No sooner did the city complete and cap roadwork in the Bowery-East Houston intersection than another work crew start digging anew. It’s only been two weeks since this leg of the reconstruction project wrapped and received a new layer of asphalt. Just goes to show the apparent lack of coordination […]

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Neighbors Fight for the Return of M103 Bus Stops on the Bowery

Posted January 3, 2019 at 5:00 am

With three simultaneous construction projects now complete, neighbors along the Bowery are calling for the immediate return of two displaced northbound M103 bus stops. Between neverending roadwork at East Houston Street and the ascent of the modular CitizenM hotel, both passenger points were essentially removed from use. You’ll recall that 191 Bowery had been shifted […]

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‘Escape from Hell’ with this L-Train Shutdown Board Game

Posted December 28, 2018 at 5:09 am

If you think playing the mind numbing sacchrine classic Candyland is one of Dante’s circles of hell, you’re certainly not wrong … but this might actually be worse. Artist Hunter Fine, the mastermind behind pop-up bed bug hotels, hipster traps, and squeakeasies throughout the neighborhood, has designed a new kind of board game nightmare, based […]

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The Bruce Springsteen Subway Tribute You Didn’t Know You Wanted

Last modified December 26, 2018 at 3:22 pm

A Bruce Springsteen superfan had a little fun today on the subway. It appears a straphanger in the Spring Street E train stop filled in the tiles with letters, Wheel of Fortune style, to complete the Boss’ name. (A play on the E Street Band?) The effort harkens back earlier this year to that Aretha […]

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Hark! Bowery-Houston Intersection is Paved and Marked

Posted December 21, 2018 at 5:02 am

Never thought you’d live to see the day the intersection of Bowery and East Houston received new pavement? It’s here. Infrastructure work at the high-trafficked junction recently completed (for real), and the pavement crews came through this week. New asphalt, new markings. Take a look. How long before another crew comes by to dig it […]

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Years Overdue, Bowery-Houston Leg of Roadwork Ending; Resurfacing Soon

Posted December 17, 2018 at 5:05 am

Tonight is apparently an event not to miss here on the Lower East Side. The intersection of East Houston and the Bowery finally gets its due and proper. Roadwork on this spot is (supposedly) at the finish line, and tonight supposedly begins the resurfacing. A Boogie informant spoke with a foreman onsite who confirmed the […]

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Entrance to Broadway Lafayette Goes Under the Knife (Again)

Posted December 14, 2018 at 5:05 am

One of four main entrances to the Broadway-Lafayette subway station just (partially) closed for an extended period. The shutter, albeit temporary, is the second time for this particular stairwell in the two years since development began at the southwest corner of Lafayette and East Houston. A large sign on the sub-level landing announces the closure […]

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14th Street Residents Shine Light on Health Concerns During L-Train Renovations

Posted December 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Ongoing work on the Canarsie Tunnel repair has created gridlock along East 14th Street. So much so, that neighbors and elected officials are banging the drum about the effects on the surrounding neighborhood. And have been for the better part of the last year. Yesterday morning, Assemblyman Harvey Epstein rallied with area neighbors outside the […]

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Holiday Lights in Place Along Orchard Street

Posted November 30, 2018 at 5:05 am

The holiday cheer is on display along Orchard Street. As in years past, the three-dimensional snowflakes are now suspended above the roadway between East Houston and Hester Streets. This is the spine designating the jurisdiction of the Lower East Side Partnership (which finances the installation each year). There are also lights at Delancey and Ludlow. […]

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There Were 2 Deadly Car Accidents in Chinatown within the Last Couple Weeks

Posted November 30, 2018 at 5:03 am

Within the short span of ten days, and a few blocks, there were two deadly auto collisions in Chinatown that killed unsuspecting pedestrians. The first occurred on November 15, when 90-year-old Ngan Leung was hit while crossing the Bowery at Bayard Street. The 66-year-old driver had been making a left turn, and Leung had the […]

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