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Speed Cameras Installed on Pike Street

Posted October 10, 2019 at 5:04 am

As part of the city’s push to capitalize on pedal-heavy motorists, new speed zones and cameras are proliferating. The latest in the neighborhood is outside Rutgers Houses on Pike Street. The camera box installation appeared within the last couple weeks, affixed to a lamppost between Cherry and Madison Streets. As with other locations, when the […]

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Three of the Most Dangerous Intersections for Cyclists are on the Lower East Side

Posted August 2, 2019 at 5:06 am

One need only peruse the news to notice the uptick in cyclist deaths this summer across the city. So much so that Mayor de Blasio last week announced the “Green Wave” safety initiative. The new $58 million plan will increase NYPD enforcement at one hundred of the most crash-prone intersections and renovate fifty of those. […]

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DOT Pitches New Delancey Street Safety Upgrades (Again)

Posted June 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s back to the drawing board. The city will present yet another plan to improve safety along Delancey Street, one of the more dangerous thoroughfares in the Five Boroughs. Goal of this $22.7 million project is to “transform Delancey Street primarily through safety and streetscape improvements.” The project (HWM2025) follows seven months after the city […]

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There Were 2 Deadly Car Accidents in Chinatown within the Last Couple Weeks

Posted November 30, 2018 at 5:03 am

Within the short span of ten days, and a few blocks, there were two deadly auto collisions in Chinatown that killed unsuspecting pedestrians. The first occurred on November 15, when 90-year-old Ngan Leung was hit while crossing the Bowery at Bayard Street. The 66-year-old driver had been making a left turn, and Leung had the […]

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1 Dead, 6 Injured After Minivan Jumps Curb Last Night on Forsyth Street

Last modified November 29, 2018 at 9:56 pm

A botched parallel parking job in Chinatown last night left one pedestrian dead, and six seriously injured. The unidentified driver of the minivan, 70, was seen backing into a spot on Forsyth Street (south of Canal) shortly before 7:00pm when he lost control (hit the wrong pedal?), jumped the curb, and mowed down a half-dozen […]

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Town Hall Tonight to Discuss Grand Street Traffic Bottleneck at Williamsburg Bridge Approach

Last modified May 10, 2018 at 10:04 pm

Tonight, Lower East Side residents can vocalize their displeasure about the ongoing nightmare known as the Grand and Clinton Street traffic jam. A Town Hall forum has been orchestrated by the Grand Street Democrats to raise awareness and solutions to City officials surrounding what’s becoming an increasingly dangerous quality-of-life issue for those living in the […]

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Reader Report: Pedestrian Hit by Car on Clinton Street [Updated]

Last modified April 22, 2017 at 12:00 pm

A reader writes in to tell us that there was a “gnarly” accident involving on Clinton Street, near Henry, earlier this evening. Exact details are unclear at the moment, but we’re told that the accident “looked bad.” UPDATED: The initial tipster thought a cyclist was hit by a FedEx truck driver beside the two-way bike […]

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Reader Report: DOT Fails to Recognize 2-Way Protected Bike Lane with Chrystie Street Markings

Posted October 5, 2016 at 9:44 am

It looks like the Department of Transportation might be confused about the incoming two-way protected bike lane on Chrystie Street. Blame probably rests on the bureacracy of two different projects happening in the same spot. Brooklyn bicycle activist Dave “Paco” Abraham alerted us to the striping stenciled on the fresh pavement at Grand and Chrystie […]

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DOT Announces New 2-Way Protected Bike Lane Linking Delancey Street to Williamsburg Bridge

Posted September 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

Big changes are coming soon to Delancey Street. Indeed, the Department of Transporation yesterday released its “Strategic Plan 2016,” which aims to improve “traffic safety and public health, expanding travel choices, supporting New York City’s efforts to fight climate change, doubling cycling, and maintaining streets and bridges in a state of good repair.” For Lower […]

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Locals Rejoice as Busy Chinatown Intersection Bestowed with New Traffic Light

Posted June 15, 2016 at 5:13 am

The Department of Transportation last week bowed to the request of Chinatown locals, and installed a new traffic signal at a bustling intersection. Councilwoman Margaret Chin pushed for the measure and announced the new light, located in the intersection of Catherine and Henry Streets. The installation was reportedly at the request of the community, which […]

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