South Street Greenway

Waterfront Neighbors ‘Call this Place Home’ with Abstract Sculpture Exhibit Along South Street

Posted October 17, 2016 at 5:16 am

As expected, the city finally rolled out the creative element of the nascent South Street Greenway. The two blocks’ worth of brightly colored geometric forms – part of an art project called “We Call This Place Home” – were rooted in the concrete medians this weekend, officially kicking off the art program for this site. Neighborhood […]

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New Traffic Signal and Crossing Unveiled in Dangerous Intersection of South Street at Clinton

Posted July 20, 2016 at 9:25 am

Another treacherous waterfront intersection is soon to be safer. Last week, the Department of Transportation finally installed a traffic signal and protected crosswalk where South Street meets Clinton Street. The light is not yet active, though. A garbage bag covers the unit for the time being. The new traffic configuration is part of the overall […]

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DOT Finally Installed Mid-Block Crossing and Traffic Signal on Clinton Street

Posted July 19, 2016 at 5:00 am

By now, you’ve probably noticed the installation of a mid-block crosswalk on Clinton Street between Grand and East Broadway. The zebra and the accompanying traffic signal was a years-running battle for Seward Park locals eager to see safer streets on the proverbial doorstep. Operational since several weeks ago, both the signal and crosswalk seem to […]

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New South Street Median Secures Temporary Public Art Project

Posted July 14, 2016 at 5:19 am

It’s official: the new archipelago of concrete median islands on South Street are going to get some public art. Earlier this week, State Senator Daniel Squadron, the DOT, and the Hester Street Collaborative gave it the go-ahead via vote at the CB3 subcommittee meeting. Artists Samuel Holleran and Chat Travieso won the bid; their temporary project […]

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New Concrete Medians Installed On South Street as Part of ‘Greenway’ Project

Posted July 12, 2016 at 5:10 am

Get ready for the South Street Greenway. Despite the short-run setback of a new roadbed (three months’ worth), real progress is now visible with regard to the South Street Greenway project. The infrastructural implementation that began back in March (or so we thought) – this included flyers explaining imminent fixes – was apparently sidelined by […]

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DOT Seeks Artists to Decorate the South Street Greenway for June Installation

Posted March 28, 2016 at 5:12 am

Have construction, will decorate. Traffic modifications are now underway on South Street as part of the city’s so-called “Greenway” project. In due course, a series of 6-foot protective concrete barriers will be installed between Rutgers Slip and Montgomery Street, and travel lanes reconfigured to discourage speeding. These traffic calming measures are part of an overall […]

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Additional South Street ‘Greenway’ Enhancements are on the Way This Week 

Posted March 22, 2016 at 5:00 am

Last September, the city commemorated the 1,000th mile of bike lanes in Manhattan. While a milestone in its own right, the two-way protected bike lane was part of the overall “South Street Greenway Project.” Now six months on, additional enhancements from the proposal will soon take effect along the namesake street. Very soon. The following […]

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City Touts Milestone with New Two-Way Bike Lane on Clinton Street

Last modified September 22, 2015 at 1:15 pm

The much-ballyhooed bike lane along Clinton Street is now ready for rubber. Pavement markings were painted onto the roadway in the last couple weeks, including the token green hue and accompanying biker stick figures. The unveiling is a special one for the city, though. 1,000 miles of bike lanes across the city. The DOT is […]

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DOT Begins Installation of 2-Way Protected Bike Lane on Clinton Street

Last modified September 1, 2015 at 8:26 am

The Department of Transportation finally recognized some of the safety concerns along the waterfront, and just embarked on its “South Street Greenway” project. As previously reported, the overall plan – approved by Community Board 3 in April – is to “normalize” the street geometry in the immediate vicinity. In other words, a change to the […]

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New 2-Way Protected Bike Lane for Clinton Street, Plus Other Traffic Changes Coming Soon

Posted July 6, 2015 at 5:10 am

Some major traffic changes are coming soon to the lower third of Clinton Street. This stretch of roadway is often considered by locals to be little more than an off-ramp from the FDR. The Department of Transportation finally recognized some of the safety concerns, and will soon embark on its overall “South Street Greenway” project. […]

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