Next Tuesday, February 14, Harlem voters will choose a City Council member to replace Inez Dickens in what's expected to be a very low turnout election. To get a sense of where the candidates stand on streets and transit issues that council members can influence the most, earlier this week we sent three questions to all the campaigns.
A motorist struck and killed 63-year-old Barney Pinkney as he crossed the street in Harlem Tuesday. NYPD blamed the victim in the press. According to the NYPD public information office, the victim was crossing Morningside Avenue at 124th Street, west to east, when the driver, northbound on Morningside, hit him with a Saturn SUV. Pinkney suffered […]
The good news: Citi Bike is expanding up to 130th Street later this year. The bad news: Stations in Morningside, Harlem, and East Harlem are going to be more spread out than the bike-share network below 59th Street. As with last year’s additions to the bike-share network, the longer walking distances between stations will make these expansions less convenient for Citi Bike […]
Victory! CB9 voted in favor of @NYC_DOT ‘s plan for safety improvements for Broadway that will save lives @transalt pic.twitter.com/YCTgid6eOc — David Guerrero (@Daverro) December 18, 2015 Manhattan Community Board 9 voted last night to approve DOT’s plan for safety improvements along Broadway in West Harlem. The road diet will slim Broadway between 135th Street […]
West Harlem residents are rallying support for safety improvements on Broadway between 135th Street and 153rd Street ahead of a vote on a DOT redesign proposal at tonight’s Community Board 9 transportation committee meeting. The plan, which DOT presented publicly in July, calls for a road diet on Broadway, going from three lanes in each direction to two, with extra-wide […]
It was loud. It was messy. And in the end, Manhattan Community Board 10 decided against turning a short section of Macombs Place in Harlem into a car-free public space. Supporters of the proposal spent years trying to get CB 10’s backing but came up a few votes short last night. DOT won’t proceed with the project without […]