Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance Panel Discussion: Reclaiming a Resource: The Threatened East River

The East River is home to a rich mix of flora and fauna despite the effects of runoff from city streets and tons of treated sewage. A panel will discuss what needs to be done to make the river safe for boating, swimming, and eventually, fish consumption.


Today’s Headlines

76th Precinct Didn’t Have a Radar Gun For at Least a Month (DNAinfo) Gustavo Rivera Keeps Up Support For Webster Avenue SBS (News) On Weekends, East River Ferry Needs a Bigger Boat (NYT) EDC Strikes Deal to Connect South Bronx Greenway and Randall’s Island (DNAinfo) Expert Panel, Downtown Residents Call For Tolling East River Bridges […]

Eyes on the Street: Reconstructing the East River Greenway

Last week, we reported about the Blueway Plan for the East River waterfront, which includes a deck over the FDR Drive at 14th Street to fix a notorious pinch point in the East Side greenway. In the meantime, the greenway is receiving some nuts-and-bolts upgrades. The bikeway in East River Park, long prone to ponding, is […]

This Week: Help Improve Driver Education on Cycling

In response to the death of cyclist Jasmine Herron, who died after getting doored by a motorist on Atlantic Avenue last month, Brooklyn State Senator Eric Adams plans to release a bill to add bike safety components to the state’s required drivers ed courses. To build momentum, he wants to organize a group ride and […]

This Week: Public Advocate Run-off Election Today

There’s a runoff election between City Council Member Letitia James and State Senator Dan Squadron in the public advocate’s race today, and with turnout expected to be very low, your vote will carry a lot of weight. The week continues with community board meetings on traffic safety proposals, a panel discussion about the East River […]

This Week: Transportation Tech, Central Brooklyn Bike Lanes

Most of the action this week is happening on Wednesday, starting with an expert panel at the NYU Rudin Center about how technology is affecting transportation and land use. As always, check the calendar for the full slate of events. Here are the highlights: Monday: DOT will present an update on proposed bike lanes to the Brooklyn Community […]