Transportation

Tensions Mount as L-Train Construction Zone on 14th Street Reduces Hours

Posted March 19, 2019 at 5:02 am

The roadway of East 14th Street between Avenue B and First Avenue has been a construction zone for months, emitting plumes of dust and constant noise (and mysterious ooze). At work is an L train entrance at Avenue A, elevators on the north and south sides of 14th Street, as well as a new substation […]

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Should NYC Install ‘Zombie Traffic Lights’ to Battle iZombies?

Posted March 7, 2019 at 5:04 am

As the plague of iZombies continues to spread and infect unabated, cities are forced to adapt to this relatively new reality. The phenomenon of staggering human beings sucked in by the glow of white light from their smartphones. At the expense of the world at large. Enough to cause headaches for sidewalk denizens, and even […]

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Essex Crossing KO’s Delancey Street Subway Entrance

Posted February 21, 2019 at 5:02 am

Beginning next week, straphangers will do without the southeast entrance to the Delancey Street subway station (at Essex). The temporary closure is due to subterranean construction for Essex Crossing. According to the community notice posted to the stairwell by Site 2 contractor T.G. Nickel, access is restricted for 95 days starting February 27. The three-month […]

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After Years of Construction, this M103 Bus Stop Finally Returns to the Bowery

Posted February 13, 2019 at 5:09 am

The bus stop is back and it’s better than ever, hey-la, the bus stop is back. On the Bowery, that is. It took about three months of cage-rattling by neighbors before the city finally reinstated the northbound M103 bus stop on the Bowery, just north of Delancey. The new signpost was installed in the sidewalk outside […]

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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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