Manhattan Bridge

$76M Manhattan Bridge Rehab Planned this Fall (its 15th Overall)

Posted October 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Manhattan Bridge is about to undergo yet another rehabilitation project. Last week, the city’s Department of Transportation awarded the $75.9 million contract to Skanska, which will perform structural restoration of the 109-year-old East River crossing. As reported one year ago, this latest round of action is part of ongoing rehabilitation efforts that began way […]

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Cops Seek 10 Suspects in South Street Slashing

Posted July 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

Police are in pursuit of ten men suspected in the slashing of a 23-year-old man in the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge Sunday evening. Apparently it all started when the victim reportedly engaged in a verbal dispute with two women. The women then allegedly called their boyfriends to jump the 23-year-old, according to the subsequent […]

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Diplo is Performing the Finish Line After Nike’s 5K through the LES on Sunday

Posted April 20, 2018 at 5:07 am

When thousands of marathon runners stream over the Manhattan Bridge to Pier 36 on Sunday evening, they will be treated to a live show by EDM fixture Diplo. As previously reported, Nike is hosting an Earth Day race – dubbed Nike GO NYC 5K – that runs through the Lower East Side. It’s the second […]

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Marathon Mania: Nike GO 5K Running Through the LES Next Week

Posted April 10, 2018 at 5:02 am

Corporate marathons love the Lower East Side lately. First it was the NYC Half last month; now it’s Nike’s turn to carry the baton, as it were. For the second time in as many months, tens of thousands of runners will invade the neighborhood as part of Nike’s Earth Day marathon. Route chosen for the […]

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First Look Behind the Barrier of the Forsyth Street Plaza [PHOTOS]

Posted March 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

Once referred to as a micro High Line, the $3.6 million Forsyth Street Plaza is close to inauguration. In fact, we hear the mayor is to cut the proverbial ribbon on the green space imminently. We took a peek behind the barriers recently… The temporarily re-routed bike path on the western perimeter of the park […]

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Police Barricades Set Along LES Route for Sunday’s Half Marathon

Posted March 16, 2018 at 5:13 am

Police started installing metal barricades around the Lower East Side Wednesday night in anticipation of Sunday’s Half Marathon. Part of the route runs through the neighborhood just off the Manhattan Bridge. Approximately 22,000 marathon runners will flow off the bridge onto Canal Street, then follow East Broadway to its termination at Grand Street, and up […]

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More than 20,000 Runners Expected to Run Through the LES for 2018 Half Marathon

Posted March 13, 2018 at 5:17 am

For the first time since 2009, the New York City Half Marathon is changing up its cross-borough route. When runners hit the pavement this Sunday (March 18), the 13.1 mile course will take them directly through the streets of the Lower East Side. The race starts in Prospect Park and heads over the Manhattan Bridge […]

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Drunk Driver Charged with Manslaughter in Fatal Post-Christmas Crash at Manhattan Bridge

Posted January 16, 2018 at 5:13 am

Prosecutors last week indicted a man on charges of manslaughter for the fatal drunk driving crash last month on the Bowery that left a teenager dead. In the early morning hours of December 26, authorities said that 22-year-old Gerald Joseph was traveling westbound across the Manhattan Bridge at 65 mph, nearly twice the legal limit […]

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The East River is Freezing Over [PHOTOS]

Posted January 8, 2018 at 5:12 am

Two weeks of sub-freezing temperatures and the East River is packed with ice floes. The waterway is freezing around the edges and bouncing with the tide – on both sides. Although, not quite as dramatic as those reports from the nineteenth century when a land-bridge was created from a frozen East River. For instance, in […]

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Scenes from the Snowy ‘Bomb Cyclone’ on the Lower East Side [PHOTOS]

Posted January 5, 2018 at 5:00 am

It certainly feels like a scene directly from Planet Hoth out there, doesn’t it. Our own version of it, anyway. (The Manhattan Bridge even resembled an AT-AT Walker.) So, let’s take a look at some photos of the Lower East Side blanketed in snow from yesterday’s so-called “Bomb Cyclone” (aka Nor’Easter). And how was your […]

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