Bishop’s Crook Light

The Bright LED ‘Highway’ Lights of Essex Street Take Hold

Last modified July 14, 2017 at 9:35 am

One by one, the last of the Bishop’s Crook light poles are being extracted from Essex Street. Replaced instead with aerodynamic “highway-style” lamps equipped with LED bulbs. Last week, a support crew was spotted removing the decorative lamp outside 7 Essex Street. Its bones completely uprooted from the sidewalk. Then yesterday morning, two more LED […]

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Essex Street Light Poles are Now LED-Equipped

Posted June 23, 2017 at 5:07 am

The lighting scheme along Essex Street is presently undergoing a complete shift to more modern technology. That warm glow is now replaced with the blinding antiseptic flood of LED. The Department of Transportation has begun swapping the infrastructure, and at least four new poles are now installed. We caught this crew hoisting one into place […]

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Light Pole Swap Along Allen Street

Posted April 18, 2012 at 6:09 am

The on-again-off-again capital works project for rehabilitating the battered Allen Street Mall is still a few furlongs from the finish line.

Early Edition: April 9

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 12:59 am

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CB3 Approves Essex Street Lighting Plan

Posted January 27, 2012 at 6:09 am

Despite outcry from the Essex Street Block Association, Community Board 3 roundly approved the Essex Street lighting plan proposed by the Lower East Side BID.

Essex Street Residents Protesting Lower East Side BID Light Swap

Posted January 23, 2012 at 6:28 am

A group of Essex Street residents is quite displeased by current plans to upgrade lighting along the thoroughfare.

Lower East Side BID Proposing New Essex Street Lighting

Posted November 11, 2011 at 6:09 am

In an attempt to promote safety and neighborhood business in one fell swoop, the Lower East Side BID is proposing a new lighting scheme along the entire length of the Essex Street corridor.