This Week: The Dangers of 57th Street

With the holidays approaching, the calendar items are stacked toward the early part of the week. Looks like this is the final burst of community board action before 2015 — get it while you can.

Here are the highlights, with more goodies on the full calendar:

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

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This Week: MTA Transit and Toll Hike Hearings

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With the transit disruptions wrought by Sandy fresh on the minds of New Yorkers, this week’s calendar is full of hearings on proposed MTA transit and toll hikes. Also: TA recruits for community boards, and work continues in Brooklyn for a safer Fourth Avenue. Tuesday: Ahead of an MTA transit and toll hike hearing at the […]

This Week: Gridlock Sam, Sandwiched By Bike Lane Proposals

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On the Streetsblog calendar: In between community board meetings about bike lanes in Manhattan and Brooklyn, you can learn more about “Gridlock” Sam Schwartz’s plan to rationalize NYC’s toll system. Tuesday: DOT will present a plan for expanding the bicycle network in Brownsville and East New York to Brooklyn Community Board 5. CB 16 has already voted […]

This Week: Amsterdam Ave Bikeway, Broadway Road Diet

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Two redesigns of major Manhattan avenues are on community board agendas this week. Tomorrow, a resolution calling on DOT to immediately install a protected bike lane on Amsterdam Avenue goes before Manhattan Community Board 7 (the transportation committee voted for it last month). Bike-share is coming to the neighborhood soon, and Amsterdam could fill a void as its […]

This Week: Lincoln Square Bow-tie Vote, Vision Zero Budget

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There’s a key vote on DOT’s proposed improvements for the Lincoln Square bow-tie, including a stronger southbound bike link between the Upper West Side and Midtown, at Manhattan Community Board 7 on Tuesday. And on Thursday, the City Council has an opportunity to vet the de Blasio administration’s budget for street safety projects at a […]

This Week: NYC Transit, From Vignelli to Lhota

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The past, present and future of city transit are represented on the calendar this week, highlighted by a Wednesday forum with MTA chair Joe Lhota. Manhattan community boards will discuss a proposed pedestrian plaza on the East Side and street design surrounding an existing plaza in the Meatpacking District, and the EDC’s Joshua Nelson will […]
DOT has reportedly modified plans for an Amsterdam Avenue road diet north of 110th Street. On Thursday the project will be presented to CB 9 for the second time. Images: DOT

This Week: Amsterdam Avenue, Fourth Avenue, Queens Boulevard

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Three big street redesign projects are on the calendar. Queens Community Board 6 will take up the Rego Park phase of DOT's Queens Boulevard redesign; Manhattan CB 9 will get a look at a revised plan for bike lanes and road diet on Amsterdam Avenue north of 110th Street; and DOT goes to Sunset Park for the second workshop about the redesign of Fourth Avenue.