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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The Department of Transportation’s proposed Eighth Ave. protected bike lane and sidewalk extension from 38th St. to 45th St. has been approved by Community Board 5. According to D.O.T., the plan is to paint 10-foot-wide sidewalk extensions along the avenue and create a northbound protected bike lane separated by a series of […]

BY ELISSA STEIN | On Fri., July 13, a significant chunk of a statuesque tree in front of 79 W. 12th St. was shorn off by a truck that didn’t successful make the turn off Sixth Ave. This was not the first time the tree had been hit, and the next day the city marked it […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The Village area’s leading preservation group is calling on local politicians to make good on what it says were promises to protect the East Village from becoming a “Silicon Alley.” On June 28, Village Preservation sent a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio and Councilmember Carlina Rivera, outlining a list of protections […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Too many cyclists are being killed on the streets, and to drive home the point that something needs to done about it, hundreds of cyclists held a mass die-in in Washington Square Park on Tues., July 9. Despite the push for increased street safety under the Vision Zero plan, there have been […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | It’s an extended holiday weekend for many, but the city’s Department of Transportation kept pushing in court on Friday morning to lift a judge’s order blocking the start of a novel no-cars “busway” on 14th St. But D.O.T.’s efforts fell flat, as an Appellate Division judge refused to lift the temporary restraining […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The Upper West Side’s Community Board 7 voted in favor of a protected bike lane along Central Park West at its July 2 full-board meeting.  The decision was met with an eruption of cheers inside the packed meeting room, at the Goddard Riverside Community Center, where many bike-lane supporters held yellow signs […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Hold your horses! Despite the city’s effort to fast-track a first-of-its-kind no-cars “busway” on 14th St., a judge on Friday morning slammed the brakes on the scheme — just three days before it was set to start — saying that data justifying the sweeping changes is needed. The city had planned to […]

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BY CAROLYN PROTZ AND SERGIO CABRERA | As The Villager has reported, city officials have developed a carless plan for 14th St. in order to mitigate the impact of intermittent reductions of service on the L-train line. The plan has generated considerable anger among a number of local and advocacy groups who have now filed suit […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A bicycle messenger died in Chelsea on Monday morning after being hit by a truck on Sixth Ave., just north of W. 23rd St. The messenger, 20-year-old Robyn Hightman, was found by police laying on the street, unconscious and unresponsive, with head trauma. An E.M.S. ambulance transported Hightman to Bellevue Hospital, […]

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BY COREY JOHNSON | We’ve all been there: Stuck in a crowded subway car due to “signal problems,” or sitting on a bus moving so slowly that you might as well have walked. Frustration with our mass transit system is a New York state of mind we’re all unfortunately accustomed to. But I truly believe it […]

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