Eyes on the Street: SoHo

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Eyes on the Street: How About a Slow Zone for Prince Street?

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Brooklyn Spoke’s Doug Gordon tweeted this photo Wednesday morning. This crash happened at the intersection of Prince and Crosby in Soho, which gets a ton of foot traffic and sees some of the highest bike counts in the city. It’s only random chance that someone didn’t get hit. One change that would help regulate drivers’ […]

Et Tu, Mister Softee?

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Mister Softee set up shop on the Prince Street bike lane near the corner of Broadway this weekend. Note the pedestrians squeezing through the narrow strip of sidewalk between the ice cream truck and the subway railing. Prince Street, you may recall, was slated to go car-free on Sunday’s all summer long until the SoHo […]

Eyes on the Street: A Guerrilla Message to DOT

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This stencil appeared on the corner of Manhattan’s Duane and Greenwich Streets late last month. Our source tells us the message — "DOT what will it be, traffic light or dead like me" — stems from years of fruitless neighborhood efforts, as documented in this Streetfilm from 2006, to persuade the agency to install a […]

Eyes on the Street: If You Build It, They Will Sit

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A Soho shopper takes a break on a new bench between the sidewalk and the bus bulb. Construction’s still underway on this block. Photo: Paco Abraham A couple weeks ago, we showed how the bus bulbs on Lower Broadway were being integrated with the sidewalk next to them. For drainage reasons, a small gap and […]

Eyes on the Street: The Beginning of a Beautiful Bike Lane

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Snapped by Streetsblog regular Ian Dutton this afternoon: Crews prep Grand Street for the city’s first physically-protected crosstown bike lane [PDF]. Stretching from Varick to Chrystie, the Grand Street cycle track features some new design touches on account of its placement on the right side of a narrow street. The guys on the crew say […]