DOT Installs Traffic Calming Measures at Known Kenmare Street Bottleneck

Posted July 29, 2016 at 5:00 am

One dangerous downtown intersection is now a bit safer. The western terminus of Kenmare Street, where it abuts Lafayette, now sports a permanent installation of flexible bollards. As an extension of the Williamsburg Bridge exit ramp, this particular intersection is known as one of the worst bottlenecks in the area. So much so that a […]

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Delancey Street Crossing Times Have Increased by 7 Seconds

Last modified February 12, 2015 at 11:20 pm

Pedestrians can breathe a sigh of relief. The Frogger-like dash across Delancey Street may soon conclude. Possibly. Crossing times at every Delancey intersection were just increased by a total of seven ticks. Those entering the crosswalk now have about thirty-eight seconds to make it across the dangerous traffic artery. Moreover, one of the city’s most […]

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DOT Tears Up the Bowery for ‘Upgrades’ in Traffic Configuration Near Delancey

Last modified February 13, 2015 at 12:08 am

Measurements and markings appeared on the Bowery last week; the DOT began ripping up the roadway on Monday. First on the docket is the median between Delancey and Spring Streets, jackhammered into submission and already showing signs of progress. However, thanks to these new DOT upgrades, one block is now without an operational fire hydrant. […]

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Bowery Traffic Configuration at Delancey Intersection is Changing Soon

Last modified May 28, 2014 at 10:04 am

The traffic configuration at Bowery and Delancey is likely to change imminently, as previously reported. A DOT crew was at the intersection sometime in the last week, having painted the pavement with measurements and diagrams. With the confluence of two major arteries, one of which feeding the Williamsburg Bridge, this particular junction is deadly. City […]

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Vintage PSA Urges Jaywalkers to ‘Cross at the Green, Not in Between’ [VIDEO]

Posted April 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

The violent arrest of 84-year-old Kang Wong back in January has jaywalking back in the local spotlight. For this everyday occurrence, cops charged him with jaywalking, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. The incident transpired just as Mayor de Blasio announced intentions to crack down on the practice citywide. Gothamist noted that 452 jaywalking tickets were written in […]

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CB3 Approves New DOT Plan to Improve Overall Safety at Bowery and Delancey

Last modified February 13, 2015 at 12:09 am

One Bowery resident put it perfectly, and we couldn’t agree more – “I don’t cross at the corners [on the Bowery].” It’s simply too dangerous, especially at the east intersection of Bowery and Delancey. The Department of Transportation is well aware of the concerns here, and is presently revisiting safety improvements (for the third time […]

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The ‘Pop Pop’ Project: A Living Street Sign

Posted January 27, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Here’s a new concept: a living street sign designed to pass on encouraging and cautionary words of a grandfatherly type. Or a Big Brother. “Pop Pop” is the brainchild of three grad students in NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, and it’s being put to the test on one lucky Manhattan street corner – Waverly and Broadway. […]

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Borough President Brewer Stepping Up Efforts to Halt Traffic Fatalities

Last modified February 13, 2015 at 12:10 am

Borough President Gale Brewer is stepping up efforts to curb dangerous traffic zones around Manhattan. The recently-inaugurated politician is asking the twelve city community boards to identify and submit a list containing the more problematic “hot spots” around town. Brewer hopes to use this information during her first meeting of the Borough Service Cabinet next […]

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Chinatown Kiosk on Canal Nearly Clipped in Car Accident

Posted March 12, 2012 at 6:09 am

At about 9:30-ish Saturday night, a sedan jumped the curb and nearly obliterated the city’s Chinatown informational kiosk situated in the median.

Early Edition: March 2

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 12:59 am

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