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Pedestrian Ramp Construction Around the LES is Complete

Posted January 13, 2017 at 5:17 am

  Much of that curbside construction around the neighborhood that commenced last spring is finally wrapping up. This week, the DDC completed its installation of twenty-one new ADA-compliant pedestrian ramps, plus fourteen new catch basins to improve stormwater drainage, at intersections in Manhattan neighborhoods south of 23rd Street.  It was reportedly no easy feat, as all of the ramps were […]

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DDC Project Underway to Install ‘Complex Pedestrian Ramps’ Around the LES

Posted July 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

Over the last couple months, you may have noticed how several Lower East Side street corners are completely dug up. The sudden work – there wasn’t much notice to the community – is part of an ongoing capital works project (#HWP2013MX) by the Department of Design and Construction described as “installing complex pedestrian ramps at […]

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New Sidewalks and Curbs Signal Some Semblance of Progress for East Houston Reconstruction Project

Posted April 29, 2016 at 9:29 am

​Since East Houston roadwork is nowhere near completion, we must relish the baby steps, as it were, of forward progress. Indeed. The first real noticeable change in months is now palpable along the battered corridor. New sidewalks on the south side. Over the last few weeks, contractors have poured new cement (i.e. “pigmented sidewalks”) and […]

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The Puck Building is Basking in its Sidewalk Glow [PHOTOS]

Posted November 4, 2015 at 5:05 am

Just in time for the imminent advent of the holiday season… The block-long Puck Building is alight, basking in the glow of its recently-renovated sidewalk. Those textured glass pucks, dark for eons, are now burning bright. As previously reported, the “distinctive” walkway out front finally received the proper lighting and hookup early last month. Sections […]

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Senator Squadron Hails New Rutgers Houses Sidewalk and Updated Security at Baruch Addition

Posted October 21, 2015 at 5:16 am

Rarely does a sidewalk attract so much political attention. But, nevertheless, here we are twice in the last two months (counting the Allen Street Mall, of course). Monday morning, the concrete outside the Rutgers Houses was turned into a photo op for the electeds. Namely, State Senator Squadron who celebrated its replacement. The sidewalks around the […]

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Puck Building Finally Turns on Its Illuminated Sidewalks Again

Posted October 13, 2015 at 5:13 am

The historic Puck Building at East Houston and Lafayette Street is glowing in its new identity of luxury housing. Just look to the studded base of the building itself. Let there be light. In a surprising turn of events, that “distinctive sidewalk” (in design-speak) outside the city landmark was just illuminated for the first time in […]

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GreenStreets Pedestrian Plaza Outside Punjabi Grocery & Deli is Nearly Complete (Finally)

Posted July 9, 2015 at 5:17 am

For the Punjabi Grocery & Deli, five years of business-killing construction at its doorstep is finally drawing to conclusion. In particular, the nascent GreenStreets “pedestrian plaza” that’s been under construction at the eastern end of First Street since November of 2010 (eastbound drivers must now turn right onto First if in the righthand lane). Time for […]

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City Planting New Trees on Orchard Street Ahead of Revitalization

Posted October 17, 2014 at 6:03 am

Orchard Street denizens south of Grand may have noticed the broken concrete along the sidewalks. Specific sections were targeted, then jackhammered into submission. So far, the rubble remains. What the eff is going on, you ask? These temporary pitfalls represent sites chosen for new trees, but the contractors didn’t follow protocol to clean up the […]

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Sinking Sidewalk at Orchard and Delancey Was Fully Replaced This Week

Posted August 14, 2014 at 9:17 am

No more tripping. Miracles do happen on the Lower East Side, even if totally minuscule. We’ll take what we can get. Basically, that jury-rigged asphalt plug at the northeast corner of Orchard and Delancey was only temporary. The city finally addressed community concerns and replaced much of the sidewalk and curb situation. Barricades and signage […]

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The DOT Finally Fixes the Sinking Sidewalk at Orchard and Delancey

Last modified February 13, 2015 at 12:07 am

Looks like our public shaming had something of an effect. The Department of Transportation addressed, and fixed, the caving sidewalk at the northeast corner of Orchard and Delancey. This spot had been sinking for well over six months. Boogie reader @benofonte snapped the above photo, which shows the asphalt band-aid.

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