Re-Paved Orchard and Ludlow Receive Crosswalks

Posted on: December 16th, 2011 at 11:18 am by

The Tenement Museum would have you believe that the stretch of roadway on Orchard Street between Broome and Delancey is a “model block” of sorts. But that all flew out the proverbial tenement window two weeks ago when the pavement was milled and refilled. The slick new asphalt, while a godsend for skaters, bikers, and motorists alike, completely erased the imitation Belgian Blocks, and with it, some neighborhood character.

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Then last week, the blacktop along both Orchard and Ludlow became all official with the addition of crosswalks where previously there were none. Narrow intersections along both roads boast the zebra crossings and traffic warnings (school, stop, et al). While this is all considered “progress,” there was still something appealing about that frontier luster of untamed sidestreets here on the Lower East Side.

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Speaking of crosswalks, how about a number from Abbey Road

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