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Grove Street, Manhattan. Photo by Aaron Donovan.

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Quick Bus and Ped Improvements Coming to Lower Broadway

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Nope, that’s not Lower Manhattan. It’s an example of a "bus bulb" in Edgewater, Chicago, a neighborhood known for its thoughtful planning and pedestrian-friendly streets. Tomorrow, the Department of Transportation will make the first public announcement of its Lower Manhattan Transit Priority Plan. We don’t have all of the details but the redesign plan for […]

Parks Department Repairs Hudson River Greenway Sinkhole

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Happy Bike to Work Day: The Parks Department has repaired the Hudson River Greenway sinkhole. Streetsblog first reported on the sinkhole, located just north of 181st Street in Washington Heights, almost a year ago. Temporary fixes didn’t keep it from widening. As the problem got worse, the Parks Department said the agency was trying to […]

Inwood Group Looks to Denver

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Denver’s 16th St. Pedestrian Mall Some Inwood & Washington Heights Livable Streets members were torn between attending their own meeting and coming out to support nearby Community Board 8 this Wednesday. Brad Conover filed his own account of the CB 8 success, and Maggie Clarke reported back on the IWHLS meeting, bearing hopeful rumors of […]

Running the Christmas Tree Gauntlet

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Dear DOT Commissioner Santa-Khan, All I want for Christmas next year is a new set of rules encouraging tree vendors to set up shop on the street in curbside parking space rather than jamming up New York City’s crowded, holiday-season sidewalks. Sincerely, Aaron  Photo: Lars Klove, Sixth Avenue and 13th Street, Manhattan.

Keeping Cars Out of Greenmarkets

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The Inwood Greenmarket, on Isham Street, can tolerate a handful of parked cars … In August, the Manhattan Times reported that the city’s Greenmarket program was considering a new location at W. 185th Street, near Bennett Park, in Washington Heights. It seems the effort was started by Heights resident and cyclist Marisa Panzani, who was […]