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Temporary Bus Lanes Painted Along Delancey Street Ahead of L-Train Shutdown

Posted November 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

The city is busy unveiling new bus lanes along Delancey Street this week. First stop, the intersection of Orchard Street. Yesterday afternoon, a Department of Transportation crew dressed in moon suits began painting the familiar maroon striping onto the pavement between Ludlow and Orchard Streets. The temporary bus lanes will accommodate “inter-borough Select Bus Service” […]

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City Inaugurates 2-Way Delancey Street Bike Lane this Morning

Posted November 15, 2018 at 5:09 am

The city will roll out the green carpet this morning. Implemented last month, the nascent two-way protected bike lane along the south side of Delancey Street is finally ready for its official inauguration. The Department of Transportation is holding a press conference this morning on the Lower East Side to celebrate this “safer route for bicycle […]

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Delancey Street Begins Preparations for L-Train Shutdown

Posted November 6, 2018 at 5:04 am

Last week,the city announced the official start date for the apocalyptic L-Train Shutdown. Mark those calendars – April 27, 2019. It’s gonna be (at least) a fifteen-month project to repair the Canarsie Tunnel flooded during Hurricane Sandy. Keep in mind that Delancey Street is already a clusterfuck in anticipation of the work. The city began […]

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The 2-Way Delancey Street Bike Lane is on a Roll

Posted October 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

More than a year after its unveiling, the Delancey Street bike lane is a reality. One lane of outbound traffic was recently eliminated with jersey barriers protecting the new two-way route for cyclists. In addition, the city installed a protected bike box in the intersection of Allen and Delancey to further facilitate safe bike movement. […]

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Clinton Street Access to Williamsburg Bridge to be Restricted During L Train Shutdown

Posted October 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Department of Transportation this month announced that Clinton Street access to the Williamsburg Bridge will be significantly reduced during the dreaded L-Train Shutdown, beginning next spring. According to the city agency, this chokepoint – the subject of outspoken neighborhood complaints for years – will be restricted to drivers during the HOV-3 hours (5:00am to […]

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NYPD Special Ops Saves Would-Be Jumper from Williamsburg Bridge

Posted October 1, 2018 at 5:08 am

Late-morning yesterday, a distraught man scaled the suspension cable on the city-bound side of the Williamsburg Bridge. The would-be jumper was perched high above the East River, and saved by officers from the NYPD Special Ops unit. Literally talked down from the ledge after over an hour. According to police, detectives climbed up, shimmied across […]

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Traffic Changes as Essex Crossing Site 3 Readies 15-Story Tower

Posted July 20, 2018 at 5:02 am

Major progress is underway at Site 3 of Essex Crossing, where a fifteen-story development is in the cards. And with it, a host of traffic changes to an already congested Williamsburg Bridge approach. Back in late March, the cluster of trailers that previously served as onsite offices for Delancey Street Associates (the developer consortium behind […]

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Murray Hill’s ‘Best Wingers’ Opens on Delancey Street

Posted May 23, 2018 at 5:07 am

A taste of Murray Hill is now available in the shadows of the Williamsburg Bridge. Best Wingers, the twenty-three-year-old Murray Hill institution, just opened a Lower East Side outpost on Delancey Street. Launch follows after some six months of store build-out. Best Wingers had signed a ten-year lease on 174 Delancey last October, having taken […]

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Casey Neistat Gets Bike Ticket on Delancey Street and Makes a Video About it

Posted May 7, 2018 at 5:09 am

It’s a favorite perch for police looking to score quick hits – the traffic choke-point of the Williamsburg Bridge bike path on Delancey Street. A narrow passageway that is a one-way on-ramp to the East River span. Viral video star Casey Neistat was apparently caught in the net over the weekend (as were many others) after […]

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District Leaders Urge DOT Chair to Better Address Traffic Bottleneck at Grand and Clinton

Last modified May 10, 2018 at 10:04 pm

The bottleneck blues continues at the junction of Grand and Clinton Streets. Being a major access point to the Williamsburg Bridge from the FDR, this spot perennially attracts a line of cars that usually snakes eastward for blocks. The addition of Essex Crossing in the immediate vicinity (residential and commercial) doesn’t help matters, either. Ongoing […]

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