We’re in Good Hands With Allstate

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Above: A message from Allstate, the company that recently stopped renewing New York City home insurance policies due to the increasing risk of global warming-induced hurricanes. Spotted on Broadway near 9th Street.

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Two NY Auto Insurers Now Reward Motorists for Driving Less

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Allstate has joined Progressive Insurance as the second company to offer New Yorkers the chance to save money with usage-based car insurance. Like its cousin, pay-as-you-drive insurance, usage-based insurance rewards people for driving less. On top of that, by constantly monitoring how people drive, it creates incentives based on behaviors that can’t be tracked by […]

DOT to Propose Radical New Traffic Plan for Park Slope

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Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue: a pedestrian- and bike-friendly, two-way, neighborhood Main Street. New York City’s Department of Transportation is getting set to propose a major change in the way cars and trucks flow through the avenues and streets of Park Slope, Brooklyn.Sources say that the plan will include the following: Fourth Avenue, a major six-lane […]

Citing FDNY Concerns, DOT Removes Two-Block Protected Bike Connection

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DOT has erased a short contraflow protected bikeway that linked the Highbridge neighborhood to the car-free High Bridge in response to FDNY concerns about the movement of emergency vehicles. The project was part of a package of biking and walking improvements in the Bronx and Upper Manhattan implemented last year, timed to coincide with the re-opening of the High Bridge to the […]

Mime Threat Overshadows Car-Free Prince Street Proposal

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If you read the comments on the previous post, then you know something interesting is in the works for Prince Street. Next Tuesday, Community Board 2’s Transportation Committee will consider a proposal to turn a six-block stretch of Prince Street, from Lafayette to West Broadway, into a car-free zone on Sundays from 11am to 6pm. […]