Posts Tagged ‘sidewalk’

Private Café, Public Space

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On the corner of West 81st Street and Amsterdam Avenue, the restaurant Monsoon has stood empty since 2005—and so has its enclosed sidewalk café. While passersby didn’t particularly notice the large structure jutting out into the sidewalk—it runs parallel to other outdoor cafés, though it remains the only permanent one—many residents have complained that the [&hellip
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BLASTING A LOT OF COLD AIR

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In the hot, humid August weather, several businesses kept their doors open and sidewalks cool, flouting a law passed last summer. Walking throughout Manhattan’s busy shopping strips, Eric Goldstein, director of Natural Resources Defense Council’s New York Urban program, found that 25 percent of the 400 stores he personally surveyed in Manhattan left doors open [&hellip
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CURBING TRAFFIC

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The West 75th Street Block Association is hoping to work with the Department of Transportation to launch a curb extension prototype program. The association announced at the May 5 Community Board 7 meeting that it is developing a study to investigate potentially dangerous intersections along West 75th Street. After the study, two to three intersections [&hellip
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