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Yep Tour Chinatown Buses Seized, Forced to Pay $15K in Fines

Posted January 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

Opposition continues to mount in the ongoing battle against illegally operating intercity buses. Back in November, the CB3 Transportation subcommittee denied Yep Tour a permit to operate on Pike Street and East Broadway, as it would set a dangerous precedent for other unchecked bus companies. The motion to deny carried, though Yep Tour nevertheless stayed classy in admitting […]

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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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Still no Cleanup a Month After City Bus Plowed through Allen Street Mall

Last modified November 22, 2016 at 8:32 am

It’s been a few days shy of a month since a southbound city bus barreled through the intersection of Allen and Canal Streets, seriously injuring a pedestrian. The other victim in that accident was the Allen Mall infrastructure – the steel fence and bench were equally mangled. Since the crash, seemingly no attention has been paid […]

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2-Way Protected Bike Lane on Chrystie Street is Now Painted Green and Ready to Roll

Posted November 18, 2016 at 5:00 am

Here it is – your new 2-way protected bike lane on Chrystie Street. It’s finally done. The city delivered on its promise to implement the feature by year’s end. Department of Transportation was especially busy in the last couple weeks, ever since the seven-block stretch was resurfaced. Lots of progress to report. The DOT striping crew […]

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After 2 Years of Restoration, the Astor Place Alamo Cube is Spinning Again

Posted November 17, 2016 at 5:11 am

And with the snip of the scissors, nearly seven years of traffic hinderance and headaches are gone, albeit ceremonially. Indeed, the $16 million Astor Place/Cooper Square Reconstruction Project – a Bloomberg-era vision to transform the East Village – is finally complete. Its official inauguration was yesterday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony with local officials for the […]

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Two Years Later, Alphabet City ‘Slow Zone’ Championed as Success

Posted November 17, 2016 at 5:04 am

Two years after the city carved out a “Slow Zone” in Alphabet City, the results of said implementation are in. And it’s good news. DOT official Alicia Posner briefed the Transportation subcommittee of Community Board 3 this week on the new data. The CliffsNotes version is that, since its introduction in 2014, there’s been a […]

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Yep Tour Intercity Bus Operator Owes $300K in Fines, Denied Permit by CB3

Last modified November 17, 2016 at 7:42 am

The years-long battle against intercity buses is gaining more traction. Yep Tour, a Chinatown bus operator that’s elicited vehement local opposition, was again denied a permit to operate by Community Board 3. The company had applied to legitimately operate on Pike Street and East Broadway (former Yo! Bus stop). This was the second denial in […]

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New LinkNYC Kiosks Begin Takeover of Orchard Street

Posted November 9, 2016 at 5:06 am

These bogus LinkNYC kiosks are, collectively, a 9-foot-6-inch bitter pill to swallow. It really doesn’t get any uglier or intrusive. Now the decimated old-world charm of Orchard Street is further battered by the appearance of three electrified pillars between Canal and East Houston (plus one at the corner of Delancey). So far, there is only one […]

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Chrystie Street is Finally Repaved, 2-Way Protected Bike Lane Coming Soon

Posted November 7, 2016 at 5:12 am

Mountains were apparently moved, but it’s done. Yep, the eight-block length of Chrystie Street finally received its fresh coat of asphalt over the course of last week (after sitting raw for two weeks). Paving activities took place Tuesday through Thursday night. The boulevard had been a pock-marked clusterfuck for years. Next up is striping and, […]

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With Winter Coming, Neighbors Worry About Tower Crane Stability at CitizenM Site on the Bowery

Posted November 2, 2016 at 5:00 am

It’s not just traffic safety that neighbors of the CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery are worried about. How about the construction equipment and the potential for disaster. One week after the hotel company surreptitiously netted city approval to alter the intersection of Bowery and Delancey, the towering crane is assembled, albeit on its side, awaiting […]

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