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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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DOT Installs Traffic Calming Measures at Known Kenmare Street Bottleneck

Posted July 29, 2016 at 5:00 am

One dangerous downtown intersection is now a bit safer. The western terminus of Kenmare Street, where it abuts Lafayette, now sports a permanent installation of flexible bollards. As an extension of the Williamsburg Bridge exit ramp, this particular intersection is known as one of the worst bottlenecks in the area. So much so that a […]

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New Traffic Signal and Crossing Unveiled in Dangerous Intersection of South Street at Clinton

Posted July 20, 2016 at 9:25 am

Another treacherous waterfront intersection is soon to be safer. Last week, the Department of Transportation finally installed a traffic signal and protected crosswalk where South Street meets Clinton Street. The light is not yet active, though. A garbage bag covers the unit for the time being. The new traffic configuration is part of the overall […]

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DOT Finally Installed Mid-Block Crossing and Traffic Signal on Clinton Street

Posted July 19, 2016 at 5:00 am

By now, you’ve probably noticed the installation of a mid-block crosswalk on Clinton Street between Grand and East Broadway. The zebra and the accompanying traffic signal was a years-running battle for Seward Park locals eager to see safer streets on the proverbial doorstep. Operational since several weeks ago, both the signal and crosswalk seem to […]

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After Years of Fighting, DOT will Install Mid-Block Crossing and Traffic Signal on Clinton Street

Posted December 17, 2015 at 5:13 am

​Pedestrian prayers have been answered. Next spring, the Department of Transportation will officially install a mid-block crosswalk and traffic signal on Clinton Street, between Grand and East Broadway. With Fine Fare and two Seward Park Co-op buildings straddling the street, the wide stretch of pavement sees plenty of jaywalking. Especially kids and elders. For years, […]

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5-Year-Old Struck and Pinned Beneath Minivan on Rivington Street

Posted August 5, 2015 at 5:17 am

Norfolk Street right off Delancey is ostensibly an off-ramp from the Williamsburg Bridge. Just one of many. Motorists have a penchant for speeding northward. Yesterday morning, a five-year-old child was struck by a minivan that turned left onto Rivington one block north. Eyewitnesses say that the boy was momentarily pinned beneath the front wheel in the […]

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Dump Truck Involved in Fatal Crosswalk Collision on Canal Street Impounded Onsite

Posted July 22, 2015 at 5:10 am

Five days later, the dump truck that leveled an 83-year-old Chinese man sits idle at the base of the Manhattan Bridge. The Peterbilt big-rig has been impounded by cops and remains on the extension of Canal Street that’s become a bus depot in recent years. There is currently a sticker on the driver-side window indicating […]

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The DOT Not Seeing the Light with Traffic Signals at Bowery and Delancey

Last modified February 13, 2015 at 12:05 am

The city spent loads of taxpayer dollars the last few years trying to remedy the traffic situation at the intersection of Bowery and Delancey/Kenmare. Road crews keep digging up pavement, repainting the lanes, and beautifying the medians. To no avail. The bigger issue continually shrugged aside is fixing the sequence timing of the signals here. […]

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DOT Tears Up the Bowery for ‘Upgrades’ in Traffic Configuration Near Delancey

Last modified February 13, 2015 at 12:08 am

Measurements and markings appeared on the Bowery last week; the DOT began ripping up the roadway on Monday. First on the docket is the median between Delancey and Spring Streets, jackhammered into submission and already showing signs of progress. However, thanks to these new DOT upgrades, one block is now without an operational fire hydrant. […]

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Bowery Traffic Configuration at Delancey Intersection is Changing Soon

Last modified May 28, 2014 at 10:04 am

The traffic configuration at Bowery and Delancey is likely to change imminently, as previously reported. A DOT crew was at the intersection sometime in the last week, having painted the pavement with measurements and diagrams. With the confluence of two major arteries, one of which feeding the Williamsburg Bridge, this particular junction is deadly. City […]

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