Bike Lanes Painted on Rivington Street

Posted July 13, 2012 at 6:18 am

In the aftermath of the milling and repaving earlier this spring, the narrow streets north of Delancey were marked for bike lanes.

Stanton and Rivington Streets Finally Re-Paved

Posted May 16, 2012 at 11:15 am

Raise your hand if you’ve nearly busted your ass walking the Lower East Side during these last few weeks.

Stanton and Orchard Prepped for Repaving

Posted April 23, 2012 at 10:26 am

This past Friday night, noise in Hell Square was not from inebriated bar-goers yelling at the top of their lungs.

Early Edition: January 9

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 12:59 am

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Early Edition: January 3

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Re-Paved Orchard and Ludlow Receive Crosswalks

Posted December 16, 2011 at 11:18 am

The slick new asphalt, while a godsend for skaters, bikers, and motorists alike, completely erased the imitation Belgian Blocks, and with it, some neighborhood character.

Orchard Street Repaved Early Tuesday Morning

Posted November 30, 2011 at 6:09 am

The museum-ified, model block of Orchard Street between Broome and Delancey is now without its longstanding cobbled character.

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The Belgian Blocks of Lower East Side Streets

Last modified May 14, 2010 at 7:43 am

Before asphalt pavement became the norm, most New York City streets were paved with “Belgian block,” rectangular granite slightly larger than brick. The method was allegedly first introduced in the city around 1850.  Some still survive in quiet residential areas and in historic districts, but have mostly disappeared from view.

Treacherous Trap on Ludlow

Posted July 9, 2009 at 8:04 am

Within the last week, a dangerous depression developed in the middle of Ludlow, just outside Shop Smart. By Tuesday night, an orange square was drawn around the perimeter to alert motorists of the treacherous trap. Southbound traffic bottlenecked as vehicles swerved to avoid catastrophe. Then last night, as if by miracle, the problem was “fixed” […]

Spring Means Pavement

Posted March 27, 2009 at 8:22 am

The $5 million urban infrastructure plan to re-surface countless streets in the Five Boroughs continues. Spring Street, just off the Bowery, received shiny new pavement earlier this week. Related Reading:Bowery Paves the Way [Bowery Boogie]