Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Soho Alliance

Livable Streets Foe Unmasked as Mini-Madoff

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MacPherson claims he’s innocent. Earlier this week Suffolk County prosecutors charged Donald MacPherson, proprietor of a Manhattan S&M dungeon, with orchestrating a $50 million mortgage fraud out in Southampton. If, like me, you have only a fleeting familiarity with the subterranean torture fetish community, you’re probably wondering, "Who is Don MacPherson?" Well, in addition to […]

Sean Sweeney: Soho Must Be Preserved for SUVs

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Sean Sweeney, the one-man show known as the Soho Alliance, has been sending this video around to the media, continuing his quest to preserve Soho streets for the convenience of motorists. What we basically have here is a careless truck driver butting grilles with a sociopath behind the wheel of an SUV. Sweeney’s conclusion: Give […]

Grand Street Cycle Track: The Hysteria Continues

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Don’t be fooled: No one on a bike was quoted for this story. Step aside Steve Cuozzo, the team at Fox 5 (yeah, them again) has scapegoated the Grand Street bike lane in even more outlandish fashion. This "report" manages to blame the brand new cycle track for traffic congestion, slumping dumpling sales, and a […]

Et Tu, Mister Softee?

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Mister Softee set up shop on the Prince Street bike lane near the corner of Broadway this weekend. Note the pedestrians squeezing through the narrow strip of sidewalk between the ice cream truck and the subway railing. Prince Street, you may recall, was slated to go car-free on Sunday’s all summer long until the SoHo […]

DOT Details Prince Street “Open Sundays” Project

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On weekends, 200 vehicles and 4,500 pedestrians per hour make their way down Prince Street, yet the vast majority of the street’s public space is given over to motor vehicle traffic and parking. Community Board 2’s Traffic & Transportation Committee heard specifics last night on a DOT pilot project that would open a segment of […]