In the Shadow of the Queensboro Bridge


Life Near the Queensboro Bridge

A Streetfilm by Nick Whitaker

Running time: 3:44

Sarah Gallagher of the Upper Green Side introduces us to life on the neighborhood streets on the Manhattan side of the Queensboro bridge. Talking with store owners and others in the area, Streetfilms’ Nick Whitaker learns that expensive rent isn’t the only cost of doing business on the Upper East Side.


"There’s never a quiet time anymore. And there’s never a clean time anymore. And there’s never a safe time anymore. It’s always traffic first."

— Sheldon Barr, Upper East Side Gallery Owner

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Najee says: C’mon @NYC_DOT, QBB is a commuter bridge day&NIGHT, don’t make getting 2 night work so hard. @transalt pic.twitter.com/MQs2gb71Mk — Angela Stach (@radlerkoenigin) April 28, 2016 The Queensboro Bridge biking and walking path could be closed for construction on weeknights for months, cutting off access at times when many people still use it. Members of Transportation […]
Without access to the north outer roadway, cyclists have to either wait for a circuitous shuttle bus or find another way over the bridge. Photo: Angela Stach

DOT Has Closed the Queensboro Bridge Bike/Ped Path Overnight for 16 of the Past 24 Months

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The Queensboro Bridge bike/ped path has been closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for 16 of the last 24 months while ConEdison conducts electrical repair work. Currently, a six-week closure that began on May 21 is making nighttime trips especially difficult for working cyclists. Despite the regularity of the closures, DOT still hasn't worked out a reasonable alternative for people who count on overnight access to the path.