Road Traffic Signs

DOT Returns Cleaned-Up ‘David Bowery’ Street Sign to the Bowery

Posted February 19, 2016 at 5:17 am

It was a two-week turnaround, but the Department of Transportation finally returned the Bowery sign to its rightful place above the intersection of East Houston. Wiped clean and ready to roll. The city agency had removed the street sign earlier this month to wipe away the David Bowie tribute sprayed onto the western exposure during […]

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Vandalized ‘David Bowery’ Sign Removed from the Bowery [UPDATED]

Last modified February 5, 2016 at 10:48 am

The city wasn’t too thrilled with the well-received vandalism of the Bowery street sign into a David Bowie homage. Though, you wouldn’t know it, as the stunt remained unchallenged until now. Sure took ’em long enough to react… Two weeks after the Little Italy Street Art Project orchestrated the blizzard-enabling stunt, the traffic sign was […]

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Grand Street Water Main Work Pushes Toward the Corner of Orchard Street

Posted February 25, 2015 at 5:15 am

Subterranean water main work along Grand Street pushed further eastward last week, much to the ire of locals. The front lines have now reached the beaches of Orchard Street. The dreaded chain-link holding pen is now stocked with the requisite collection construction sundries. As a result, two-way traffic is now relocated slightly to the south side […]

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Westbound Traffic on Grand Street is Closed Until November 2015 for Water Main Work

Last modified May 10, 2018 at 10:06 pm

Grand Street on our side of the Bowery is fucked for the next ten months. At least. Back in mid-September, the capital works project to replace a trunk water main beneath Grand Street finally crossed the Bowery. Thus began the second phase of traffic headaches and quality-of-life nuisances. Construction vehicles and supplies have flooded the […]

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Campaign to Alert Drivers to New 25mph ‘Vision Zero’ Speed Limit Accelerates

Last modified February 13, 2015 at 12:03 am

“Vision Zero” is shifting into full gear. While still a few days from the speed limit change to the lower 25 mph default, the Department of Transportation is already rolling out the announcements. Automated road signs are all over the neighborhood, including Delancey and above the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge. Each instance warns drivers […]

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NYPD Seeks Witnesses of Pedestrian Death Last Month in the Intersection of Kenmare and Elizabeth

Last modified August 18, 2015 at 5:18 pm

Authorities have not forgotten about the rental van driver who plowed through the north crosswalk at Elizabeth and Kenmare last month, killing an 82-year-old Chinese woman. Even though an arrest was not made after the September 25 incident, the investigation remains ongoing. A consortium of councilmembers also called for charges against the driver responsible for […]

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Councilwoman Margaret Chin Calls for New 25 MPH Speed Limit Signs Along South Street

Last modified February 13, 2015 at 12:03 am

In a couple weeks (November 7), the city speed limit will shift to the lower default of 25 mph, following legislation that was recently passed into law. Councilwoman Margaret Chin is on the offensive, demanding proper street signage for the most dangerous traffic corridors. In a letter to DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, she singles out […]

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Is This Parking Sign Less Confusing Than the Status Quo?

Posted July 16, 2014 at 9:20 am

Nearly two years ago, the city first began swapping its stock of parking signage with something way simpler. Rollout has been slow downtown, though. The Lower East Side just started receiving within the last six months or so. But not everyone is on board with the new designs. Or any of the previous designs, for […]

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’20 is Plenty’ Traffic Signs Posted on Stanton Street by Right of Way Guerrilla Safety Group

Posted March 18, 2014 at 6:06 am

At first sight, it’s fairly easy to mistake these new speed limit signs on Stanton Street for being legit. They aren’t. In fact, the fakeout traffic signage, forged by Road Traffic Signs over the weekend, was zip-tied to light poles outside the Lower East Side Preparatory High School by activists from Right of Way, a guerrilla […]