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Disability Advocates Complain B, C Renovations Ignore Accessibility

Disability Advocates Complain B, C Renovations Ignore Accessibility

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | The six month-long closure at Central Park West’s 72nd St. station began Monday, May 7 — making it the third station along the B and C lines on the Upper West Side to shutter for the summer. Transit groups, disability advocates, and State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal rallied outside of the […]

Town Hall Tracks “Challenging” L Train Fix

Town Hall Tracks “Challenging” L Train Fix

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Transit and transportation agency heads Andy Byford and Polly Trottenberg last Wednesday faced an auditorium packed with residents asking tough questions about what has been described as the city’s most unprecedented transit challenge in history — the L train shutdown. “I can say this is one of the most challenging projects […]

Residential Parking Permits Pushed for Upper Manhattan

Residential Parking Permits Pushed for Upper Manhattan

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | A new bill percolating in the City Council is looking toward a residents-only parking system for Manhattan from 60th St. to Inwood. Introduced late last month, the bill is part an effort to curb park-and-ride commuters grabbing scarce street spots, particularly in anticipation of a potential congestion pricing plan that would […]

Beat that Light, Every Bus Rider Says Silently

Beat that Light, Every Bus Rider Says Silently

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Red light, green light! The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is ramping up its efforts to install “transit signal priority” — a traffic light technology aimed at speeding up bus travel times and diminishing delays — across the city’s bus routes. Last week, the MTA announced that transit signal priority would be expanded to […]

Riders Caught Unawares by UWS Shuttering of B, C Stations

Riders Caught Unawares by UWS Shuttering of B, C Stations

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Four Upper West Side subway stations are getting a makeover this summer — but for some, the changes hardly seem substantial and were wholly unanticipated, and the lengthy station closures could cause a bump in train crowds along the 1, 2, and 3 lines. Four stations along the B and C lines […]

With Ambitious Asks, Bus Advocates Await MTA Plan

With Ambitious Asks, Bus Advocates Await MTA Plan

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | A coalition of public transit groups has called out buses in a scathing. report card-style fashion. The Bus Turnaround Coalition included three lines serving Midtown and the East Side — the M101, M57, and M31 — on a list of nominees for major upgrades late last year, including technological upgrades ranging from […]

Expanding Affordable Housing, Green Space in Hell’s Kitchen

Expanding Affordable Housing, Green Space in Hell’s Kitchen

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The Hell’s Kitchen South Coalition (HKSC) unveiled a draft of its neighborhood plan at their Tues., April 3 meeting. “We are excited to share what we’ve been working on in the past year,” the Reverend Tiffany Triplett Henkel, chair of the coalition’s steering committee, said to kick off the meeting […]

10th Ave. Bike Lane Peddled to Positive Results

10th Ave. Bike Lane Peddled to Positive Results

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | A proposal for a protected bike lane on 10th Ave., from W. 30th to 42nd Sts., has taken a step forward. The Hudson Yards / Hell’s Kitchen Alliance formally requested support from Community Board 4 (CB4), at the Mar. 26 meeting of their Transportation Planning Committee (TPC). Patricia Gouris, the […]

Competing Transit Solutions Abound, But Not Debate Among Them

Competing Transit Solutions Abound, But Not Debate Among Them

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Can the Gordian knot that is the city’s transit system crisis be untangled? At a transportation forum last week, experts, advocates, and public officials looked at the many different threads of the problems facing a system in dire straits — with both bus and subway ridership down amidst widespread complaints about […]

Gale Brewer Emphasizes Residents’ Input on Land Use Choices, Updating City Charter

Gale Brewer Emphasizes Residents’ Input on Land Use Choices, Updating City Charter

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In 1989, after the US Supreme Court ruled that New York City’s powerful Board of Estimate, which gave each borough equal say despite enormous population disparities, violated the Constitution’s one person-one vote principle, voters approved the most sweeping Charter revision since the city became unified in 1898. Now, Borough President Gale Brewer […]

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