Posts Tagged ‘Department of Transportation’

No Honking! Whether There’s A Sign Or Not!

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Say goodbye to New York’s “No Honking” signs. The Department of Transportation announced this week that by the end of the year, all of the signs, warning motorists of a $350 fine, will be taken down as part of a sign streamlining program. The decision has sparked confusion and outrage among New Yorkers who fear [&hellip
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Tapped In: UWS Bakeries Named FourSquare’s Best, New Safety for Delivery Bikes

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

800px-Delivery_bike_NYC TWO U.W.S. BAKERIES NAMED IN FOURSQUARE’S ‘BEST OF’ LIST Foursquare, the social app that lets friends check in to restaurants, bars and other places, has sifted data of more than 3 billion check-ins and pulled up a list of the best New York City has to offer—from best eateries and clubs to best sights and [&hellip
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Disabled Activists Demand Installation of Audible Crosswalks on the Upper East Side

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

Crosswalk_button_Athens By Jenny Marc As a child, everyone is taught to look both ways before crossing the street. But for certain people, looking isn’t always an option. “As you can see—those of you who can see me—I am vertically challenged,” Milagros Franco said from her electric wheelchair. “With large crowds of people, I can’t see the [&hellip
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NEIGHBORHOOD CHATTER: Teen Murdered; New Parking Signs; Preschool Opening

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

raphael-ward-facebook Compiled by Megan Bungeroth Lower East Side Teen Murdered for Parka Last Friday night, 16-year-old Raphael Ward, a resident of the Lower East Side’s Baruch Houses, was shot and killed at the corner of Rivington and Columbia streets. According to several news accounts, the boy was wearing a pricey Marmot winter parka, and a group [&hellip
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Campaign Seeks 20 mph Speed Limit for Entire Upper West Side

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

images (2) Lisa Sladkus wants New Yorkers to slow down. As director of Upper West Side Streets Renaissance, a nonprofit street safety advocacy group, she has begun campaigning for a neighborhood-wide speed limit reduction. Her proposal: cut down the Upper West Side’s current 30 mph limit to 20 mph. “We know that speeding is the primary cause [&hellip
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Delivery Bike Crackdown Coming

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

bikewheel Hundreds of Upper West Side restaurant owners, managers and delivery cyclists crowded into a room at the St. Agnes Library on Thursday, Sept. 13, to find out how they can stay on the right side of an impending crackdown from the Department of Transportation (DOT). The DOT has been conducting a series of forums to [&hellip
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Public Zip-Lining in Foley Square for Two Weekends this August

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Lifestyle, Our Town Downtown

We warned you it was coming—zip lining has officially hit Foley Square for the next two weekends of August. For the NY DOT’s ongoing Summer Streets event, the organization is running a zip line in Foley Square, which is open for public enjoyment. There are other events as well, in celebration of New Yorkers reclaiming [&hellip
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CitiBike Implementation Potentially Delayed Over Software Glitches

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

CitiBike has already faced heated controversy over placement of its docking stations, and the City bikeshare program hasn’t even launched yet. Delays in the implementation of CitiBike are resulting from faulty software, Mayor Bloomberg reported earlier this month. Now, Alta, the company in charge of the system, is reportedly asking CitiBank for $3.5 million ahead [&hellip
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Community Successfully Ousts Citi Bike Station from SoHo Park

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

By Alissa Fleck and Paul Bisceglio Public outcry has prompted the Department of Transportation (DOT) and CitiBank to decide against installing one of their forthcoming 600 Citi Bike rental stations in Father Fagan Park, a small public square at the corner of Prince Street and Sixth Avenue in Soho. Citizens banded together with the SoHo [&hellip
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