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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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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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The Centre-fuge Art Trailer has Disappeared from East First Street After 7 Years

Posted August 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

The grassroots art scene on East First Street just sustained a major blow. Indeed, Centre-fuge Public Art Project lost its primary canvas. The rotting mid-block trailer on East First Street was removed from its seven-year perch last weekend. Its fate was inextricably tied to the East Houston Reconstruction Project, which may or may not conclude […]

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The Bowery is Torn Apart for Water Main Replacements [PHOTOS]

Posted November 10, 2017 at 5:02 am

As if there isn’t enough roadwork happening along the Bowery mid-section, more is ongoing. Crews have been tearing up the west side of the street – between Prince and Spring – for at least the last month. Area residents are now faced with daytime water disconnection and temporary trash pickup changes. This is part of […]

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East Houston Reconstruction Delayed Indefinitely, City Says

Posted October 4, 2017 at 5:11 am

Still years behind schedule, the East Houston Reconstruction Project won’t be ending anytime soon. This despite the completion of the eastern leg as well as prior assurances to the contrary. Earlier this summer, the expected completion date had been tagged as “by Labor Day,” according to the project bulletin board at Community Board 3. Labor […]

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Neverending East Houston Reconstruction Closer to Completion as 2nd Avenue Intersection is Paved

Posted June 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

Another section of the East Houston Reconstruction Project is wrapping up. But, after seven years of headaches along the thoroughfare, there is still more work to go. This means that it’s four years behind schedule. The Department of Design and Construction recently completed the block-long slate of upgrades between Chrystie Street/Second Avenue and the Bowery. […]

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Here’s What Happens When a Flatbed Navigates the East Houston Construction Zone

Posted June 7, 2017 at 5:06 am

Yesterday evening, during the late day rush, a flatbed truck physically came into contact with the never-ending East Houston Reconstruction project. In other words, a driver headed southbound on Second Avenue unknowingly struck and dragged a concrete construction barrier while making a right turn onto East Houston. A good samaritan ran after the truck to […]

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Southbound M15 Bus Service Restored to Allen Street at East Houston

Posted May 22, 2017 at 5:02 am

Downtown bus service is finally restored to the top of Allen Street. As of this week, the southbound M15 and M15 Select Buses have resumed pickup and drop-off service just south of Houston. The ticket terminals reappeared yesterday after a two-year absence from the block. You’ll recall that the M15 line was previously re-routed, beginning in January 2015, via […]

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