Williamsburg Bridge

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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Traffic Cop Sentenced 12 Years for Fatal Williamsburg Bridge Crash Last Year

Posted February 1, 2018 at 5:12 am

The drunk off-duty traffic cop who crashed while speeding across the Williamsburg Bridge last year, killing his 21-year-old passenger, was sentenced to up to 12 years in state prison last week. It was March 2017 when the drunk driving Stefan Hoyte hit 111 mph while crossing the span, nearly four times the legal limit. He […]

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Dashane Santana Memorialized on Delancey Street 6 Years After Her Death

Posted January 30, 2018 at 5:03 am

Next month marks six years from the date 12-year-old Dashane Santana was struck and killed in the Delancey Street crosswalk at the intersection of Clinton. To honor her memory, family members created a makeshift memorial in the pedestrian plaza at the entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge. There are electric candles, photos, and letters to Dashane. […]

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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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Take it to the Bridge: Overwhelming Support for Sonny Rollins on the LES

Posted December 21, 2017 at 5:11 am

In retrospect, it was apparently a race to name Lower East Side infrastructure after Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins. While Essex Crossing just anointed one of its luxury rental buildings in the name of Rollins (Site 5), the earlier effort at another area renaming remains underway. You remember – that months-old grassroots campaign to likewise rechristen […]

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About those Ubiquitous Williamsburg Bridge Stickers You See Around the LES

Posted December 5, 2017 at 5:07 am

Support local businesses, local artists, and local friends. LESNYC has been around a long time. Well, in the new dog years of the Lower East Side, anyway. Once upon a time, businesses pushed six decades; now if they last six months, it’s a gosh-darn miracle. Despite that, the revolving door hasn’t pushed out Steve Hernandez because […]

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