Reader Tim Koelle sends this report of a busted traffic signal gone terribly right at the intersection of West Broadway and Grand yesterday morning: I watched for an hour while cars, trucks and pedestrians shared this space quietly… with civility! Little honking, no aggressive driving, no traffic cop. Why? Because the light was out. No […]
All this relaxed foot traffic surely brought a smile to the face of many a retailer and restaurateur While press coverage of Summer Streets has been generally positive, tales of the miffed muffler shop owner and complaining cabinet maker are bound to continue, as reporters hunt for naysayers to "balance" out their stories. But what […]
This morning I took a tour of the MTA’s newly completed East Side Access tunnel 140 feet below Midtown Manhattan. My laptop is about to run out of batteries and, of course, I left my power cord at home. (It’s a good thing I’m only in charge of running a blog and not, say, a […]
A tipster sends these photos of more storefront bike-ped advocacy, this time at Paragon Sports on Broadway, north of Union Square.
Almost six months after DOT installed "controversial" new cross-town bike lanes on the Upper East Side, Manhattan’s Community Board 8, which opposed the city’s plan for lanes on 91st Street, has formed a "91st Street Task Force." Of particular concern last year was the feared intrusion of cyclists into a section of 91st Street, between […]
The entrance to the East Side Access work site in Sunnyside, Queens Last week, MTA PR man Jeremy Soffin sent along an interesting news blip about the gigantic tunnel boring machine chewing up the schist beneath 60th Street in Manhattan for the MTA’s East Side Access project. It turns out that blogger Michael Frumin knows […]