Transportation

Bowery Cyclist Hit by Cab in Critical Condition

Last modified June 26, 2017 at 9:53 am

Earlier this morning, at roughly 6:45am, a cyclist heading east on Canal Street collided with a northbound taxi at the Bowery. Tons of cops are on the scene now, snarling traffic by the Manhattan Bridge. The mangled bike remains on its side in the intersection alongside splotches of blood. The unnamed cyclist remains in Critical […]

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As Promised, City Stations 2 Traffic Agents at Problematic Grand Street Intersection

Posted June 26, 2017 at 5:11 am

Here’s some election year politics at its best. Host a mayoral town hall (for District 1), then satisfy a few voters in the immediate aftermath. One Grand Street resident, frustrated with the lack of attention to the traffic bottlenecks on Grand Street, demanded that the administration act to change the status quo. He asked Mayor […]

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Essex Street Light Poles are Now LED-Equipped

Posted June 23, 2017 at 5:07 am

The lighting scheme along Essex Street is presently undergoing a complete shift to more modern technology. That warm glow is now replaced with the blinding antiseptic flood of LED. The Department of Transportation has begun swapping the infrastructure, and at least four new poles are now installed. We caught this crew hoisting one into place […]

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Straus Square will Permanently Close to Traffic this Summer

Posted June 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

Major changes are coming to Straus Square, the small Lower East Side traffic median. Namely, it’ll soon be absorbed by the larger Seward Park at its back, and lose that scruffy feel. As previously reported, Seward Park is the recipient of $6.4 million in funding as part of the Park’s Without Borders program. While much […]

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Neverending East Houston Reconstruction Closer to Completion as 2nd Avenue Intersection is Paved

Posted June 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

Another section of the East Houston Reconstruction Project is wrapping up. But, after seven years of headaches along the thoroughfare, there is still more work to go. This means that it’s four years behind schedule. The Department of Design and Construction recently completed the block-long slate of upgrades between Chrystie Street/Second Avenue and the Bowery. […]

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City Installs New Wayfinding Post but Spells ‘Delancey’ Wrong

Posted June 9, 2017 at 5:09 am

There it is. A new wayfinding signpost on Clinton Street. With a misspelling, no less. The city installed the eight-foot map at the corner of Delancey Street within the last few days to help tourists navigate the neighborhood. But it spelled Delancey without the penultimate “e.” These wayfinding obelisks are part of the city’s overall […]

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Here’s What Happens When a Flatbed Navigates the East Houston Construction Zone

Posted June 7, 2017 at 5:06 am

Yesterday evening, during the late day rush, a flatbed truck physically came into contact with the never-ending East Houston Reconstruction project. In other words, a driver headed southbound on Second Avenue unknowingly struck and dragged a concrete construction barrier while making a right turn onto East Houston. A good samaritan ran after the truck to […]

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A Return to the Madison Street Sinkhole

Last modified June 2, 2017 at 9:17 am

Emergency crews have returned to the site of that massive sinkhole that opened on Madison Street in early May, caused by a burst water main.  It appears the asphalt patch was reopened a couple weeks ago to allow for additional work. They drilled below the roadbed to install what looks to be new piping infrastructure. The project […]

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Southbound M15 Bus Service Restored to Allen Street at East Houston

Posted May 22, 2017 at 5:02 am

Downtown bus service is finally restored to the top of Allen Street. As of this week, the southbound M15 and M15 Select Buses have resumed pickup and drop-off service just south of Houston. The ticket terminals reappeared yesterday after a two-year absence from the block. You’ll recall that the M15 line was previously re-routed, beginning in January 2015, via […]

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There is a Petition to Close Clinton Street Approach to the Williamsburg Bridge

Posted May 15, 2017 at 5:13 am

When the decision was made by Department of Transportation to open a new entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge via Clinton Street a few years ago – it was in response to the tragic death of Dashane Santana on Delancey in 2012 – bottlenecks began instantly, and backed up to the FDR. It created a situation […]

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