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Motorcycle Driver Killed in FDR Drive Crash

Posted May 12, 2022 at 5:05 am

A motorcyclist driving the FDR Tuesday morning lost control of the vehicle and died after hitting the roadway, police said. The driver, identified as Brooklyn 36-year-old resident Christian Reyes, had been traveling southbound on the FDR Drive at 7:10am in the vicinity of Exit 3, when he struck the left edge curbing and guide rail. […]

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Bilingual Street Signs Aren’t Going Anywhere

Posted May 10, 2022 at 5:08 am

Bilingual street signs in Chinatown aren’t going anywhere. Many fearful “netizens” have worked themselves into a frenzy over the New York Times article from March 11 stating that the specialty signs – the custom dates to the 1960s – were “disappearing” in favor of English only. And that the sign swapping is an intentional move […]

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NYU Student Hit by Drunk Driver on East Houston Dies

Last modified May 8, 2022 at 10:13 am

A New York University student who was hit early Monday morning by a drunk driver on East Houston Street died of his injuries, police announced yesterday. According to authorities, 21-year-old Raife Milligan, an Indiana native, was crossing East Houston at First Avenue/Allen at 2:45am, when he was struck by Queens resident Michael Deguzman, who was […]

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Elderly Woman Hit by Sanitation Truck While Crossing Kenmare Street

Posted April 20, 2022 at 5:04 am

An elderly woman crossing Kenmare Street at Mott was hit by a city Sanitation truck yesterday morning. Surveillance video taken from a nearby store appears to show the garbage truck colliding with the victim at around 11:00am in the crosswalk while she had right of way. As fortune would dictate, police and firefighters were one […]

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Stenciling the New East Houston Bike Lane

Posted April 13, 2022 at 5:09 am

Nearly two years in the making, the Lower East Side is on the precipice of another protected bike lane. This one along the heavily trafficked East Houston corridor. The city is amidst its upgrade of the current lanes on the south side of the street. The roadbed was milled and paved a couple weeks ago; […]

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‘Oonee’ Modular Bike Parking Pod Hit by a Car

Posted April 11, 2022 at 5:14 am

You can’t make this up. Just a few days after the Department of Transportation announced the arrival of a new bike parking “pod” outside the Essex Market, the so-called Ooneepod Mini was struck by a car and pushed onto the sidewalk. The accident apparently happened Friday night when a driver allegedly made a “wide” turn […]

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‘Oonee’ Modular Bike Parking Pod Comes to Essex Street Market

Posted April 8, 2022 at 5:09 am

There’s some interesting new street furniture on the backside of the Essex Market. The futuristic pod is part of a pilot program that Department of Transportation is touring around the city this spring. Putting current bike corrals to shame, the so-called Oonee Pod is a modular parking solution marketed as “safe, secure, and simple.” This […]

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Bike Repair ‘Fixit’ Stand Installed at Stanton and Chrystie

Posted April 6, 2022 at 5:02 am

Cyclists can now self-repair bikes in the north end of Sara D. Roosevelt Park, thanks to new hardware installed outside the Stanton Storehouse. The so-called Fixit stand is a publicly accessible amenity meant to help perform basic bike repair and maintenance. It includes a variety of tools suspended by cords (wrenches, screwdrivers), plus a separate […]

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DOT Further Protects Clinton Street Bike Lane

Posted March 1, 2022 at 5:05 am

Nearly seven years after its implementation, the two-way bike lane on Clinton Street (south of Grand) is the recipient of enhancements. The Department of Transportation last week began installing “lane hardening” traffic barriers. Also known as concrete blocks. Set by example. It was a milestone moment for the city in September 2015 when the bike […]

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CB3 Thwarts DOT Plan to Route Williamsburg Bridge Traffic onto Norfolk Street

Posted February 15, 2022 at 5:09 am

The Department of Transportation was rebuffed by the community last week for its proposal to solve traffic bottleneck issues at Grand and Clinton Streets, at the mouth of the Williamsburg Bridge. The city agency presented its latest plans – an ongoing process for the better part of a decade – to the Community Board 3 […]

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