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87-Year-Old Pedestrian Dies After Grand Street Accident Earlier This Month

Police report that a elderly man who was struck by an SUV on Grand Street earlier this month has died from his injuries.

Time to Celebrate: Crosswalk Comes to Clinton Street

Officials of the Department of Transportation and local elected officials came to the Lower East Side this afternoon to celebrate the installation of a new crosswalk and signal on Clinton Street, between East Broadway and Grand streets. Last year, the...

City Will Install Cross-Walk, Signal on Clinton Street, Near Seward Park Co-op

The city's Department of Transportation announced today's it's adding a mid-block crosswalk and signal on Clinton Street between East Broadway and Grand Street. Residents have complained about safety in the area for years. Cars come racing up Grand Street on...

Lower East Side Resident Dies After Being Struck By MTA Bus

There's some sad news to report today about the victim of an MTA bus crash earlier this week. Police confirm that a 64-year-old man died as a result of his injuries following a collision at the intersection of Madison...

Canal/Bowery Intersection – Scene of Fatal Crash – is Supposed to See Safety Improvements This Summer

Here's a followup on Friday's story regarding the dump truck accident near the Manhattan Bridge that took the life of a pedestrian. The driver, 24-year-old Maykel Felix-Tejada of Paterson, New Jersey, was arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation. He was operating the...

Mayor Signs Council Member Chin’s Truck Route Safety Legislation

In 2014, a series of traffic accidents took the lives of four pedestrians on the Lower East Side and Chinatown. Following the October death of 90-year-old Sau Ying Lee on Canal Street, City Council member Margaret Chin called on the...

Community Board 3 Requests Pedestrian Safety Study on Several LES Streets

Community Board 3 last night asked the city to look at making safety improvements at several Lower East Side intersections. The resolution approved at their monthly board meeting was prompted by a campaign from local residents concerned about pedestrian...

Residents, Politicos Celebrate New Pedestrian Safety Measures on Delancey, South Streets

Lots of people complain about things they'd like to see changed in their neighborhood, but not many of them actually do something about it.  Lower East Side resident William Mojica is an exception. On Friday it may have been...

Chin Calls on NYPD to Enforce Traffic Law; Suggests Possible Canal Street Truck Ban

On October 14, Michael Cheung's 90-year-old mother was struck and killed as she tried to cross Canal Street.  Sau Ying Lee, who lived in the nearby Confucius Plaza housing complex, had almost made it across the intersection at Elizabeth...

Followup: Chin Calls on NYPD to File Charges Against Driver in Fatal Crash

Here's more on the fatal traffic accident yesterday morning on Canal Street. A woman believed to be in her 70's was struck by the driver of an SUV, as she tried to cross at Elizabeth Street. A witness told...
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