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A Modest Proposal: Ban Cars on Mulberry Street

On Sundays, Mulberry gets some relief as an open street, but it’s only for two blocks. This needs to be permanent.

April 3, 2024

EYES ON THE STREET: Berry Street Bike Boulevard Is a Model for Low-Traffic Streets

Berry Street has become a model for what low-traffic streets can look like.

November 21, 2023

Another Flip-Flop: City Hall Allegedly Pauses Almost-Done Underhill Ave. Bike Boulevard

City Hall is intervening in yet another street redesign project, and supporters fear it could be the start of dismantling other improvements.

September 26, 2023

Mayor Adams Admits He Was Going to Just Reopen Park Row to Cars Without Any Discussion

That explains why the city almost reopened Park Row to god-awful cars.

August 17, 2023

DOT Installs ‘Banker’s Anchor’ Pedestrian Plaza in Greenpoint 

At least this Greenpoint street safety project is moving along!

August 10, 2023

Fight Over a Single UWS Open Street is So Bitter, Council Member Called in a Mediator

We've seen divorces that were more amiable than a battle over a single roadway on the Upper West Side.

July 11, 2023

BREAKING: There’s a New Lawsuit to End Outdoor Dining

The pandemic is over, so should outdoor dining end, too?

July 6, 2023

DOT Proposes Permanent Traffic Calming For W. 22nd Open Street, Despite Driver Backlash

The open street will get permanent traffic-calming infrastructure because DOT didn't bow to some locals who opposed the upgrades due to "loss" of parking.

June 23, 2023

Summer Streets Expands to All Boroughs; Still Ends Early, Though

As the Beastie Boys said, you need Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten to make it happen — but how about keeping it open beyond 1 p.m.?

June 12, 2023