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This Week: Tell State DOT to Tear Down the Sheridan

10:55 AM EDT on July 12, 2010

Most of the action is packed into two days this week, with the MTA holding its often-colorful public hearings -- this time on the issue of station agents -- on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday also brings an opportunity to tell the state DOT to tear down the Sheridan Expressway, the "highway to nowhere" that South Bronx community groups want to turn into housing, mixed-use development, and parks. And, also on Wednesday, Manhattan Community Board 3 discusses who should get to park in bike lanes. 

    • Tuesday: NYSDOT presents three alternatives for the Sheridan Expressway, including removing the highway altogether, at a meeting of the Sheridan stakeholder's committee. 6 p.m. 
    • Also Tuesday: The MTA will hold two of four public hearings on its proposal to reduce the number of station agents at 44 subway stations and to reduce station agent hours at 42 locations. Manhattan and Queens, 6 p.m.
    • Wednesday: Manhattan Community Board 3's Transportation Committee discusses whether school buses should be allowed to park in bike lanes, as Access-a-Ride vans are currently allowed to do. Also, DOT will give a presentation on the Safe Streets for Seniors program in Chinatown. 6:30 p.m.
    • Also Wednesday: The MTA's station agent public hearings continue in Brooklyn and the Bronx. 6 p.m.
    • Sunday: An epic ride along the 40 miles of what could/should become the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. 10 a.m.
    • All weekendWeekend Walks in Brownsville, Bushwick, the Lower East Side, and Sunset Park.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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