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A classic from the vault.

What We Owe Gothamist and DNAinfo

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When I started reporting for Streetsblog in 2008, writing about biking as transportation was still an oddity in NYC media, and community boards were making crucial decisions about streets and transit with very little public scrutiny. Reporters with Gothamist and DNAinfo changed that, and I want to take a moment to recognize those contributions.

Take a Look at DOT’s Chrystie Street Bike Lane Design

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DOT will show its highly-anticipated plan for a protected bike lane on Chrystie Street between Canal Street and 2nd Street to Manhattan Community Board 3 tomorrow, and Gothamist has posted renderings from the presentation. Chrystie Street is an essential bike connection to and from the Manhattan Bridge, but it can be a hair-raising ride full of dodging and weaving around double-parked vehicles. […]

The Weekly Carnage

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The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs and beyond. For more on the origins and purpose of this column, please read About the Weekly Carnage. Fatal Crashes (7 Killed This Week; 114 This Year; 8 Drivers Charged*) UES: Renee Thompson, 16, Struck by Tractor-Trailer Driver Crossing Third Avenue; No […]

Police Seek Hit-and-Run Driver Who Ran Down Pedestrian on Sidewalk

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Via Gothamist: Early Saturday morning, a driver ran over a pedestrian on the sidewalk in Astoria inflicting serious injuries, then sped off, continuing to drive on the sidewalk. Police told Gothamist that the victim suffered a broken leg and concussion, and they’re looking for help locating the hit-and-run driver. The collision at 30th Avenue and […]