GreenStreets Pedestrian Plaza Blooms Despite Mess of East Houston Reconstruction

Posted May 12, 2016 at 5:10 am

Some additional good news to report regarding the black hole of East Houston Reconstruction. The GreenStreets pedestrian plaza carved out of East First Street is sprouting. Initial completion (and planting) here was actually pushed up from its revised October 2016 target. Until now, the Department of Design and Construction and Department of Transportation were slow to […]

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That GreenStreets Pedestrian Plaza Outside Punjabi Deli & Grocery Won’t be Ready Until October 2016

Posted January 13, 2016 at 5:00 am

The clusterfuck that is the East Houston Street reconstruction project is a pounding migraine that refuses to abate. Residents in the vicinity have, for years, contended with excess noise, street dust, and traffic bottleneck. But for the Punjabi Deli & Grocery, it’s had a negative effect on customers and bottom line alike. Three months after presenting updates […]

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GreenStreets Pedestrian Plaza Outside Punjabi Grocery & Deli is Nearly Complete (Finally)

Posted July 9, 2015 at 5:17 am

For the Punjabi Grocery & Deli, five years of business-killing construction at its doorstep is finally drawing to conclusion. In particular, the nascent GreenStreets “pedestrian plaza” that’s been under construction at the eastern end of First Street since November of 2010 (eastbound drivers must now turn right onto First if in the righthand lane). Time for […]

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Early Edition: July 5

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:00 am

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Early Edition: June 8

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:01 am

[Photo Credit: Nicky Seeza]

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Watering the Greenstreets of East Houston [Video]

Posted August 12, 2010 at 6:17 am

Yesterday evening, the Greenstreets watering truck was heading on a westerly course down East Houston.  Moving along at a snail’s pace, the tanker sprays a constant upward stream of water into the flowerbed.  And that’s precisely how the city’s traffic medians are watered when there hasn’t been much rain.  Mystery solved!