Transportation

Rep. Maloney Tours Decaying East Broadway Station

Posted October 8, 2021 at 5:07 am

It’s no secret that East Broadway station is decaying before our eyes, and a chosen spot for crime. Local leaders elevated the plight of the 85-year-old station by highlighting the problems to U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney, who organized a walkthrough earlier this week. Goal of the tour was to provide a first-hand look at a […]

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City Turbo Charges Essex Street Municipal Garage with Electric Car Stations

Posted September 15, 2021 at 5:03 am

The municipal parking garage on Essex Street is charged up for a new future. That of electric vehicles. Last week, the Department of Transportation unveiled four new fast-charging stations in the carpark. The addition on the Lower East Side is the first in a rollout across the city for the technology, which provides an 80-percent […]

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With Closure of MCC Federal Prison, it’s High Time to Reopen Park Row [OP-ED]

Posted August 30, 2021 at 5:09 am

Is this what Chinatown has been waiting for? The U.S. Department of Justice last week announced that the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) on Park Row is closing, largely due to lax security and infrastructure problems that have long plagued the facility. The prison, situated in a complex of government buildings in lower Manhattan, currently has […]

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Scaling the Span: High-Wire Repair Act on the Manhattan Bridge

Posted August 6, 2021 at 5:04 am

Work on the Manhattan Bridge of late has provided fodder for the camera lens. One reader sent us several images of construction crews scaling the span, in a high-wire repair act. This latest round of action on the Manhattan Bridge – ongoing for three years – is part of neverending rehabilitation efforts that began way […]

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With Completion Date Delayed, Subway Ventilation Project Foments Chaos on Forsyth Street

Posted July 16, 2021 at 5:00 am

Already in play for nigh on four years years, the job to replace outdated subway ventilation apparatus fifteen beneath the roadbed at Forsyth and Delancey Streets is now full throttle. The criss-crossing network of fencing around construction creates havens for illicit activity – drug deals, shooting up, public sex, and attempted assaults are now par […]

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Pedestrian Fatally Struck in Intersection of Bowery and Delancey

Posted June 16, 2021 at 5:08 am

Crossing Delancey is a dangerous game. Early Tuesday morning, the driver of an SUV struck and killed a man crossing the thoroughfare by the Bowery. Apparently, the pedestrian had been crossing the street at 3:40am, when a westbound 2001 Nissan Pathfinder changed lanes before colliding with the victim. The driver – coincidentally, another 52-year-old man […]

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Toyota Camry Barrels Through Orchard Street Shop

Posted May 25, 2021 at 5:00 am

Shattered dreams on Orchard Street yesterday. Long story short, the car ended up inside the store, Blues Brothers style. Shortly before 4:00pm, police responded to a call about a Toyota Camry (with Virginia plates) that barreled through the glass storefront of 37 Orchard Street. Ending up in the showroom of area newcomer November 19, a chic […]

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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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