Transportation

City Installs Countdown Clock at Rutgers Street M9 Bus Stop

Posted October 16, 2017 at 5:13 am

Hark, weary commuters. There is a new piece of tech hardware at the northwest corner of East Broadway and Rutgers Street. Indeed, the city installed a new countdown clock for the downtown M9 bus stop over the weekend. The bus information is posted on both the sign and available via audio cue. This is seemingly […]

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East Houston Reconstruction Delayed Indefinitely, City Says

Posted October 4, 2017 at 5:11 am

Still years behind schedule, the East Houston Reconstruction Project won’t be ending anytime soon. This despite the completion of the eastern leg as well as prior assurances to the contrary. Earlier this summer, the expected completion date had been tagged as “by Labor Day,” according to the project bulletin board at Community Board 3. Labor […]

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DA Refuses to Prosecute Cyclist in Fatal Pedestrian Collision on Essex Street

Posted October 2, 2017 at 5:00 am

It was an early summer evening when a 63-year-old pedestrian entered the Essex Street crosswalk at Hester Street. Minutes later, he lay bloody and unconscious in the middle of the road as Good Samaritans and paramedics assisted him. A cyclist heading southbound on Essex had struck the victim, Shun Kwong Leung. He sustained a major […]

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Manhattan Bridge Makeover and Rehab Slated to Begin Next Summer

Posted September 14, 2017 at 5:08 am

Starting next summer, the city will undergo the next step in the neverending rehabilitation of the Manhattan Bridge. It’s a multi-year effort (i.e. “component rehab”) aimed at updating both structural and ornamental elements that are in a purported dire need of repair. Brian Gill, Chief Engineer of Manhattan Bridge Reconstruction for the Transportation Department, and […]

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Doyers Street Pedestrian Plaza Closes the Angle to Vehicular Traffic for the Next Month

Posted September 11, 2017 at 5:02 am

Don’t expect to see many cars on Doyers Street for the next month. In the interim, the so-called “Bloody Angle” will be sealed to traffic during daytime hours to allow for temporary public space. A pedestrian plaza. It’s a page out of the local business improvment district playbook. The Chinatown Partnership shipped in the astro-turf, […]

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Subway Countdown Clocks Arrive at East Broadway Station (But Aren’t on Yet)

Posted September 7, 2017 at 5:05 am

It’s almost here… Countdown clocks just arrived at the East Broadway subway station. The highly anticipated new equipment was installed above the platform within the last couple weeks, but not yet activated. This move, while expected, will certainly be a welcomed relief to beleaguered F train riders. MTA Chairman Joe Lhota previously commited to the […]

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Yesterday’s Hit-and-Run Driver on Chrystie Street was Homeless Man with Stolen Car

Posted September 6, 2017 at 5:12 am

So, about that hit-and-run yesterday afternoon outside the Public Hotel on Chrystie Street… A homeless man reportedly boosted a Honda Civic at around noon, and struck a 49-year-old worker with Action Carting. The victim was near his flatbed truck at 215 Chrystie Street, and sustained a serious ankle injury in the accident. Police later collared […]

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There Was Reportedly a Hit-and-Run Outside the Public Hotel this Afternoon

Posted September 5, 2017 at 3:04 pm

Several readers alert us to a purported hit-and-run that transpired this afternoon outside the Public Hotel on Chrystie Street. Details on the incident are not confirmed, but our tipsters spoke with investigators on scene who said that “someone was injured” in the alleged accident. It was apparently serious enough to elicit a major response from […]

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Would You be in Favor of an ‘iZombie’ Texting-and-Walking Fine?

Posted August 29, 2017 at 5:13 am

It’s an iZombie epidemic. Walking along the city streets can oftentimes become a contact sport in itself while negotiating the hordes of inattentive text-walkers. (Street artist Adam Dare broached the topic with his popular “Fuck your phone, keep your head up” stencil.) Seriously, can a text not wait until the stop light; or just pull […]

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City Installs Planters in New Straus Square Pedestrian Plaza

Posted August 28, 2017 at 5:05 am

The Straus Square Pedestrian Plaza finally gets a bit of definition. One month after the city closed off the eastern terminus of Canal Street and installed the sand surfacing, there is now green. Contractors were seen Friday morning unloading the planters (aka roadblocks) on either side of the plaza. Meaning, there will be no more […]

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