Eyes on the Street: Above the Cross Bronx ‘Expressway’


Saturday, July 29, 2006, at the Jesup Avenue bridge over the Cross Bronx "Expressway." I called 311 to get the city to tow that abandoned car away, but the operator needed an address or an intersection to locate this vehicle. An address would be a stretch, and the computer didn’t accept "Jesup Avenue and the Cross Bronx ‘Expressway’" as a known intersection.


There was a faded temporary tag taped to the rear window. Its presence means that the NYPD, rather than Sanitation, is responsible for removing the vehicle.


New Bronx River Greenway Link Would Remake Asphalt Expanse

After years of inter-agency wrangling, a wide-open intersection in the Bronx is set for a complete redesign that will include a new link in the Bronx River Greenway. The city presented a preliminary design [PDF] to Community Board 6’s transportation committee last Thursday. While the plan is a big step forward, it lacks a crosswalk that would […]

Sheridan Alternatives Offer Hope for Surface Road in Place of Expressway

While the city’s refusal to remove the Sheridan Expressway left South Bronx advocates frustrated, the fight to transform the under-used highway continues, with the city’s federally-funded planning study on track for completion in June. A presentation to community partners last week [PDF] shed new light on options the city is considering, offering some hope that the highway’s […]

69-Year-Old Man Killed Walking Across Cross-Bronx Exit

A 69-year-old Hispanic man was struck and killed at 4:02 this morning on the Amsterdam Avenue/Major Deegan exit of the Cross-Bronx Expressway, according to the NYPD. The man, who has not been identified, was walking westbound along the exit ramp when the driver struck him and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver fled […]