Posts Tagged ‘Department of Transportation’

Tapped In

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

NeighborhoodChatter Brewer Intros New Bike Legislation Following last week’s news from the Department of Transportation (DOT) that they will be unleashing a new education and enforcement team for commercial cyclists on the Upper West Side, Council Member Gale Brewer announced that she’s also introducing a new bill to reform the city’s commercial cycling laws at a [&hellip
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NYC’s Bike Share Program Delayed

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

Via Citi Bike By Paul Bisceglio Where are all the bikes? New Yorkers expected to see 7,000 more of them at this point in the summer, but now Citi Bike, the city’s new bike share program, has been delayed for unspecified reasons. Mayor Michael Bloomberg confirmed in a radio interview on Friday that the city was unsure of [&hellip
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“Flaming Cactus” Street Art Leaves Astor Place

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

Photo by James Kelleher With another summer season on the horizon, Animus Art Collective’s neon plastic-tie art piece “Flaming Cactus,” was installed in Astor Place as part of the Department of Transportation’s Summer Streets program, was taken down Tuesday, June 19. The collective will reportedly bring the piece to 23 poles along Spring Street soon
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New York’s Most Dangerous Bridges

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Despite mandates, Comptroller Liu says DOT is slow to respond   Don’t forget your swimmies. Comptroller John C. Liu said yesterday that after a 2009-10 city audit on the safety of its bridges, the Department of Transportation still has yet to make some obligatory repairs. And considering bridges can already be somewhat eerie, that’s a [&hellip
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Mosquito Epidemic Creates Itchy Problem on 84th Street

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

mosquito Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal heeded the itchy cries of residents on and around West 84th Street who have been suffering from a bafflingly hard to quash infestation, rounding up city officials to hear their tales and explain what the city is doing to combat the insects. The result was a promise to coordinate efforts and [&hellip
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Notes From The Neighborhood

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

parkingmeter Neighbors Try to Thwart Vendors with Parking Meters Last week, Community Board 7 narrowly voted down a resolution from their transportation committee that would have recommended a major change in parking regulations on a small strip of West 68th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. The measure came about as a way to keep food [&hellip
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Traffic Study Focuses on a Safer Upper West Side

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Last week, the city’s Department of Transportation unveiled the long-awaited results of a comprehensive traffic study of the Upper West Side. Manhattan Borough Commissioner Margaret Forgione presented the DOT’s data and plans to the community at a forum hosted by City Council Member Gale Brewer and Community Board 7, who initially pushed for the study. [&hellip
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NEIGHBORHOOD CHATTER

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

UNION SQUARE NEW ADDITION TO UNION SQUARE PARTNERSHIP  Felicia Tunnah, former assistant vice president of the Downtown Alliance, has joined the Union Square Partnership as its director of economic development and special projects. As the new director, Tunnah will create programs to promote retail and commercial activity in the area and enhance the streetscape around [&hellip
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Bike Share Starts July—You Ride It, City Stores It

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Bike Show, Breaking News, Sports

A workshop to prepare for the bike show program. PHOTO COURTESY OF DOT By Laura Shin Small groups of Upper West Side residents recently huddled around maps of their neighborhood and discussed where they believed would be the best locations for bike stations, hitting city streets this July with the launch of the NYC Bike Share program. “I think the bike share is wonderful and way overdue,” said [&hellip
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