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Articles about "Department of Transportation"

  • A Brooklyn-Queens Waterfront Streetcar In The Works? By Jonathan Tuason | April 29, 2014

    With Brooklyn catching up to Manhattan in popularity, made in particular by waterfront developments promising to meet the needs of new residents and entrepreneurs, Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic for The New York Times, Read More

  • Lanes, Complaints, and Safety on Wheels: Cycling in NYC By Tim Sheehan | February 20, 2014

    Now more than ever, New Yorkers are riding bicycles, in no small part due to the ongoing expansion of bike lanes that transverse the City. But not only are there more riders than ever, cyclists in New York City are following the rules of the road now more than ever, according to a study conducted by William Milczarski and Peter Tuckel, two Hunter College professors.

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  • Janette Sadik-Khan: A Familiar Face in the Crowd By Joel Bennett | July 15, 2013

    When thinking of New York City, some of the first things that come to mind are back-to-back traffic, blaring horns, and screaming cabbies. These chaotic street scenes are merely the blood pumping through the city’s veins, congestion that is the bane of our existence yet rests in a fond place in our hearts whenever we venture out to the suburbs. While there’s never going to be anything close to a relaxed, orderly flow of traffic, Janette Sadik-Khan has been assigned the thankless task of taming it all for the past six years, and somehow has kept her cool in a city known for its road rage.

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  • Bloomberg Report Claims Roadway Initiatives Boost Business, Controversy Continues By Joseph Lee | October 26, 2012

    After battling with New York residents and businesses over the safety and convenience benefits of its transit initiatives, the Bloomberg administration has discovered a new selling point to these roadway developments: economic growth. These developments include controversial bike lanes, express bus lanes, and sidewalk seating and plazas. A report released on Wednesday publishes the city’s findings that, in areas that have seen significant roadway changes, businesses have seen rapid boosts in sales and traffic.

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  • LOOK! Campaign Hopes To Make Crossing Streets Safer By Aby Thomas | September 21, 2012

    Words like "hectic," “bustling” and “busy” are often used to describe New York City streets. Navigating Manhattan’s roads and sidewalks is an art in itself, as anyone who has seen New Yorkers weave their way through tourists on the footpath and vehicles on the driveways will justify. Tapping away on smart phones, flipping through newspapers, eating a quick meal of Chinese takeout—these are just a few of things New York residents do while running across roads. Is it a talent? Maybe. Is it dangerous? Definitely.

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  • Community Board 3 Shoots Down Greyhound’s “Yo! Bus” Line By Joseph Lee | September 14, 2012

    Tuesday night, the Lower East Side’s Community Board 3 voted unanimously against Greyhound’s plans to add a curbside bus station on Essex Street by Seward Park. The new “YO! Bus” line would have eight pick-ups and eight drop-offs each day running between Manhattan’s Lower East Side and Philadelphia. The Board rejected the proposal and demanded that Greyhound return with alternate locations. The question is, does the Board’s decision make a difference? The united front presented by the local apartment owners and renters may be irrelevant in the face of the Department of Transportation’s final decision. Judging by the fervor with which community members spoke against the proposal, a DOT approval could spark an even more heated discussion than Tuesday night’s.

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  • Department of Transportation Unveils "6 1/2 Avenue" By Andrea Garcia-Vargas | July 16, 2012

    London has a Platform 9 and ¾. Now New York City has 6 ½ Avenue. From 51st Street to 57th Street—between, obviously, 6th and 7th Avenues—a string of several pedestrian sidewalks is now being categorized under this new name. Apartment residents of Midtown West will now see off-green signs announcing “6 ½ Avenue” along the pedestrian crosswalk. Even Google Maps has already christened as such.

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  • Secret Midtown Passageway About to Go Public By Daniel Muhlenberg | March 28, 2012

    Residents of Midtown West apartments in Manhattan have long known about it, as have commuters who work in the area. Outside of these two groups, not many Manhattan residents are familiar with the so-called “6th-and-a-half Avenue,” but that might change soon. This privately owned stretch of public spaces runs from 51st Street to 57th Street between 6th and 7th Avenue, and on Monday Community Board 5's transportation committee voted unanimously in favor of a resolution supporting plans to connect the series of plazas by means of new crosswalks.

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