Waterfront Neighbors ‘Call this Place Home’ with Abstract Sculpture Exhibit Along South Street

Posted October 17, 2016 at 5:16 am

As expected, the city finally rolled out the creative element of the nascent South Street Greenway. The two blocks’ worth of brightly colored geometric forms – part of an art project called “We Call This Place Home” – were rooted in the concrete medians this weekend, officially kicking off the art program for this site. Neighborhood […]

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New Traffic Median and Stop Signs Debut in the Intersection of Delancey and Pitt

Last modified February 12, 2015 at 11:20 pm

More Vision Zero news today… The Department of Transportation began the implementation of its four-pronged plan two weeks ago in an effort to enhance safety in the intersection of Delancey and Pitt Streets. Community Board 3 had provided its approval back in July. The most significant safety improvement was installation of the concrete median island […]

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Center Medians Installed on East Houston Street This Weekend

Last modified February 13, 2015 at 12:09 am

Any given day, the stretch of Houston Street east of Eldridge looks like a scene plucked directly from the celluloid of E.T. The plastic tents, yards of tubing, wire spindles, trucks, and workmen with dangling keys are a regular sight. Now, at least, two blocks of roadway are being capped and planted. Crews working overtime […]

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Early Edition: March 2

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 12:59 am

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Early Edition: November 1

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:00 am

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Chrystie Median Magazine Box

Posted April 25, 2011 at 9:49 am

What’s strange about this picture?

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Early Edition: November 24

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:02 am

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Pike Street Median Under Construction

Posted October 6, 2010 at 6:12 am

The Boulevard Pilot Project, which began last year along Allen Street, is now entering the next phase of development [PDF].  In the last couple weeks, DOT personnel mobilized and broke ground further south on the Pike Street corridor. Part of Mayor Mike’s PlaNYC initiative, this pedestrian-friendly program aims to increase safety and expand community space […]

Median Work on Chrystie Street

Posted May 21, 2010 at 6:11 am

Earlier this week, nearly eighteen months after a median makeover on Chrystie Street just north of Delancey, the concrete island was completely ripped apart without warning.  And those bell-shaped abutments were left for dead in a pile of dust and rubble.

The Delancey Cash Register

Posted April 22, 2010 at 6:13 am

Sitting quietly in the flower bed of the Delancey traffic median near Orchard Street is this old-school Sanyo cash register.  Left for dead.