Twenty years ago today, as throngs of New Yorkers were sunning themselves in Washington Square Park on the first warm day of spring, a 1987 Oldsmobile zoomed down Washington Place, gunned through the stop sign at Greene Street, plowed across the sidewalk at Washington Square East and smashed into the park. When the car finally […]
Streetsblog reporters bring you pictures and commentary from the TransAlt mass action.
In New York City, about 80 percent of kids walk to school. This is amazingly high compared to the national average of about 13 percent. On October 7, over 40 countries celebrated International Walk to School Day. Livable Streets Education and the National Center for Safe Routes to School hosted a walk to school celebration […]
Current configuration Proposed changes Here’s a look at the proposal the DOT gave to Brooklyn’s Community Board 6 on March 29th regarding safety improvements at Grand Army Plaza. The plan’s highlights include: Three new concrete islands (5,900 square feet) 2,300 square feet of new landscaping Removing a travel lane on Eastern Parkway Providing a Class […]
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The streets where I-95 cuts across Washington Heights see some of the worst traffic congestion in Upper Manhattan. At a DOT workshop tonight, you can weigh in about how to make the area better for walking, biking, and transit. See the full slate of events on the Streetsblog calendar. Here are the highlights: Monday: The Downtown […]