Eyes on the Street: Essex St., Lower East Side, Mon. 7/3/06

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Today’s Headlines

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Today Is Primary Day; Here’s the Need-to-Know Information Before Going to the Polls (News) Lhota: Days of MetroCard Discounts May Be Numbered (WSJ, NYT, News) CB 3 Transportation Committee Says “No” to Essex Street Curbside Bus Stop (Lo-Down, DNA, NY1) Video of Marilyn Dershowitz Crash Doesn’t Match Driver’s Account (DNA) Michael Powell’s NYT Column Sparks Another Story of Negligent […]

This Week: Livable Streets Proposals Take Manhattan

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It’s all about Manhattan community boards this week, with discussions and advisory votes on crucial transit, pedestrian and cyclist improvements. Tonight: The transportation committee of Manhattan Community Board 6 will discuss the 34th Street Transitway, and may offer a resolution. 7 p.m.  Tuesday: The Manhattan CB 2 transpo committee will hear a report from NYCDOT […]

This Week: Post-Holiday Party and Parking in the West Village

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After starting your week off right with a Monday evening party, this week’s livable streets calendar is dominated by two downtown community board meetings. Monday: The Five Borough Bike Club will hear remarks by cardiologist Merle Myerson, who will speak about cycling and the heart. 6:30 p.m. Also Monday: Celebrate January at a Post-Holiday party […]

Cyclist, Pedestrian Injured in Two East Side Crashes

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Police talk to a man and woman at Essex and Rivington, where a cyclist was injured Monday night. Photo: DNAinfo A pedestrian and a cyclist have been hurt in separate Manhattan crashes since last night. DNAinfo reports that a cyclist was hit Monday at the corner of Essex and Rivington Streets: Shortly after the crash, […]

Important Meeting Tonight on New L.E.S. Bike Lanes

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Manhattan Community Board 3’s Transportation Committee is holding a public meeting on the new bike lanes on Grand Street in the Lower East Side tonight at 6:30 pm at 273 Bowery (at Houston St.), University Settlement, Room 1. Details here. It is important that some bicycling advocates show up to this meeting. From Transportation Alternatives: In […]

This Week: NYC Transit, From Vignelli to Lhota

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The past, present and future of city transit are represented on the calendar this week, highlighted by a Wednesday forum with MTA chair Joe Lhota. Manhattan community boards will discuss a proposed pedestrian plaza on the East Side and street design surrounding an existing plaza in the Meatpacking District, and the EDC’s Joshua Nelson will […]