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Dangerous Carbon Monoxide Levels Force Evacuation of LES Buildings

Last modified February 22, 2018 at 9:34 am

Several buildings in Hell Square, including the Hotel on Rivington, were evacuated yesterday after manhole fires sparked dangerous levels of carbon monoxide around the block. The subterranean fires happened at around 11am yesterday morning, prompting an evacuation of the hotel and the three adjacent buildings an hour later. It’s believed that the melting of last […]

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First Glimpse of Corlears Hook Ferry Landing, Launching Summer 2018

Posted February 14, 2018 at 5:07 am

The Lower East Side is joining the ferry fete this summer, further linking the city with the outer boroughs. Construction on the Corlears Hook landing is steadily progressing, some six months after Economic Development Corp. filed its application with the Army Corps of Engineers for the new riverside facility. The City launched the NYC Ferry program […]

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When Parallel Parking Ends with a Jeep in a Chinatown Restaurant [PHOTOS]

Posted February 5, 2018 at 5:02 am

A driver trying to parallel park his Jeep in Chatham Square stepped too hard on the gas pedal and found himself in the restaurant. Witnesses said the man had been in reverse while parking, and accidentally gunned it. The SUV jumped the curb, knocked down the bus stop sign, and collided with the Hop Shing […]

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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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Drunk Driver Charged with Manslaughter in Fatal Post-Christmas Crash at Manhattan Bridge

Posted January 16, 2018 at 5:13 am

Prosecutors last week indicted a man on charges of manslaughter for the fatal drunk driving crash last month on the Bowery that left a teenager dead. In the early morning hours of December 26, authorities said that 22-year-old Gerald Joseph was traveling westbound across the Manhattan Bridge at 65 mph, nearly twice the legal limit […]

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Water Main Work on Tap for Lower Clinton Street

Last modified January 15, 2018 at 11:14 am

The Department of Design and Construction last week embarked on another Lower East Side infrastructure project. This time it’s another water main job. The upcoming campaign is two-fold: replacement of both the water main and sewers beneath Clinton Street from Madison to East Broadway. Known as the “Accelerated Water Main Replacement Project” (aka MEDA002), we […]

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

Posted January 11, 2018 at 5:02 am

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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There Was a Major Water Main Break on South Street Yesterday

Last modified January 10, 2018 at 7:52 am

Yesterday afternoon, a water main broke beneath the pavement of South Street, right at the intersection of Rutgers Slip. The flooding was the second such water main bust in the vicinity within the last few days, behind Sunday’s incident at Madison and Clinton. The scene of the flood yesterday was eerily reminiscent of the days […]

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Driver in Deadly Manhattan Bridge Crash Arrested for Drunk Driving

Posted December 27, 2017 at 5:15 am

Early yesterday morning, a 17-year-old Brooklyn boy was killed in a high-speed crash at the mouth of the Manhattan Bridge. Police said that the driver, who had allegedly been drinking, lost control and flipped the car. Both were trapped in the car for twenty minutes as first responders rushed to extricate them. The teenaged victim […]

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Driver Speeding Off Manhattan Bridge Flips Car, Kills Teenage Passenger

Last modified December 26, 2017 at 9:03 am

A driver speeding off the city side of the Manhattan Bridge flipped his car in a deadly early morning crash. According to published reports, the Mazda zoomed off the span shortly after 1am, hit a curb, rammed into a light pole, then hit a fire hydrant at the Bowery and Canal Street. The impact force […]

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