We have new information this morning about the city’s reconstruction of the Bowery. Last month, The Lo-Down reported on the Department of Transportation’s plan to install a center median and greenway, stretching from Canal to Division Street. The idea is to make a dangerous thoroughfare safer for pedestrians.
The DOT is now advising the project will begin on Monday. They’ll do the work at night, between 7pm and 2am, with noisy work stopping at 10 o’clock. Because only one crew is available right now, the job could take up to three months to complete, the DOT says. They’ll try to add a second crew later on.
In addition to building the median, workers will also be installing what’s known as a neckdown (an extension of the curb) at the corner of Division and the Bowery.
If you have questions about the Bowery safety project, you can contact the DOT’s Lower Manhattan Borough Commissioner, Luis Sanchez, at 212-839-7250.