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City Approves Greyhound Peter Pan Bus Stop on Essex

The Department of Transportation has decided to approve an application from Greyhound/Peter Pan for a new bus stop on Essex Street, alongside Seward Park.  Last week, Community Board 3's transportation committee voted to oppose the application, following a contentious...

Community Board 3 Approves Delancey Street Safety Plan

Last night Community Board 3 approved a Department of Transportation (DOT) plan to improve pedestrian safety along Delancey Street. The city intends to implement the changes along the dangerous roadway by early summer. Among other improvements, it will lead to...

Delancey Street Countdown Clocks, A Look at DOT Logic

The city has at long last installed countdown clocks along Delancey Street.  Six months ago, a Department of Transportation spokesperson told us they were coming sometime in 2011. After several high profile accidents, elected officials (including Assembly Speaker Sheldon...

Essex Street Garage is Getting a High Design Makeover

A new look for the Delancey and Essex Municipal Parking Garage. The NYC Department of Transportation plans a $4 million renovation of the five-story structure.  The revamp of the 40-year old facility will feature a dramatic new facade, incorporating...

Velazquez, Sadik-Khan Announce Traffic Study

Rep. Nydia Velazquez and DOT Commissioner Janette Sadek-Khan just wrapped up a news conference in Chinatown. Standing on Hester Street, on the edge of Sara D. Roosevelt Park, they announced the beginning of a neighborhood traffic safety study. More...

Countdown Signals Coming to Delancey Soon?

If you make it a habit of crossing Delancey, you're all too aware it can be a death-defying sprint from one side to another. Once the walk signal turns green you've got something like 20 seconds before the cars...

No Funds to Finish Allen Street Mall Project

It seems like every day we hear about another public program or project endangered by the city and state budget crisis. It appears the unfinished Allen Street pedestrian mall face-lift can now be added to the growing list. Earlier this...

Community Board Member Opposes Clinton Street Crosswalk

Earlier this month we reported on the request by the Seward Park Co-op Board to add a mid-block crosswalk (and signal) on Clinton Street between Grand and East Broadway. The transportation committee of Community Board 3 voted for a...

Followup: Bike Lane Battles

Some bicycling advocates were not very happy with comments City Council candidate Margaret Chin made about the Grand Street bike lanes, in her recent interview with the Lo-Down. In responding to a question about Mayor Bloomberg's transportation policy, she...

Followup: Chinatown Bus Chaos

We've been following the fight by the people who live along a stretch of Pike Street to get those ubiquitous Chinatown buses away from their doorsteps. Last night they took the battle to the transportation Committee of Community Board...
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Photo: East River Park Track, Sunday midday. In the news this past week: --"In affordable housing vs. parking lot,...
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