Walking Tour of Harlem


This Week: Better Transit in Flushing, Safer Streets in Harlem

Not to count chickens before they hatch, but if you’re thinking of going on Saturday’s Brooklyn Waterfront Epic Ride, the weather will probably cooperate and spare you the broiling heat of this past weekend. Right now, the forecast for Brooklyn predicts the mercury won’t rise above 90 degrees. Tuesday: Come out to Flushing High School […]

Tomorrow: Celebrate a Safer East Side With TA and Melissa Mark-Viverito

Tomorrow, Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito and Transportation Alternatives will take a well-deserved victory lap on the First and Second Avenue protected bike lanes. Streetsblog readers know how difficult it was to overcome the misinformation campaign waged by a small number of business owners who didn’t want to see street improvements come to East Harlem. But […]

Today’s Headlines

Stringer Unveils East River Park Plan, Calls for Elevated Bike Path at 14th Street (NYT) De Blasio Anti-Bike Lane Tour Continues at Meeting of Young Progressive Bklyn Dems (City & State) Woman Dies in Harlem 2-Car Crash; Up to 6 Injured as Cars Careen Onto Sidewalk (DNA, Post, News) Driver Charged in Hit-and-Run Death of Shu Ying Liu Grins […]

The Bronx is Burning Bicycling

In the aftermath of last weekend’s 5,000 rider Tour de Bronx, I thought it might be worth revisiting the the Department of City Planning’s August 2006 Bronx Harlem River Bicycle and Pedestrian Study. The study identifies a number of specific ways to carve out space for cyclists and pedestrians and help neighborhoods of the South Bronx get better connected to […]

69-Year-Old Man Killed Walking Across Cross-Bronx Exit

A 69-year-old Hispanic man was struck and killed at 4:02 this morning on the Amsterdam Avenue/Major Deegan exit of the Cross-Bronx Expressway, according to the NYPD. The man, who has not been identified, was walking westbound along the exit ramp when the driver struck him and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver fled […]