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BY DAISY PAEZ AND JOSE ANTONIO ORTIZ-RIVERA | The section of the Lower East Side to the south and east of Delancey St. is among the least subway-accessible in all of Manhattan. That’s why local residents, especially seniors, rely on buses to get around. The M14A bus is particularly important to the community since it connects […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Local politicians, transit advocates, retirees and AARP reps rallied on Eighth Ave. near the 23rd St. C/E subway stop last Wednesday to demand that the station — and the city’s entire subway system, in general — be made fully accessible. “The writing is on the wall,” said Chris Widelo, AARP associate state director […]

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BY RICO BURNEY | Fourteenth St. won’t be getting a no-cars “busway” — but apparently will be getting Select Bus Service. On Wed., Feb. 20, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority presented its preliminary proposal for permanent M14 Select Bus Service a.k.a. SBS on 14th St. According to people present at the meeting, the M.T.A. pitch was light […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Local transit activists held a race on Wed., Feb. 21, pitting pedestrians against the M14 bus, to highlight the buses’ slow speed and call for better service. The event, which was held by Transportation Alternatives and included other local residents, began at Avenue A just after 8:30 a.m. and finished at Union […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A senior cyclist from the East Village died Monday after being struck by a hit-and-run truck driver in Midtown, according to police. The rider was identified as Joseph Chiam, 72, of 127 First Ave., between E. Seventh St. and St. Mark’s Place. At 5:52 a.m., on Feb. 4, police responded to a […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The 28th St. subway station on the 6 line reopened on Jan. 14 with new colorful artwork and several updated amenities. The station closed last July and was originally scheduled to reopen in December, but that was pushed back a month. The station, which is on Park Ave. South, now features mosaic […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Starting Sat., Feb. 2, city taxis and for-hire vehicles, like Uber and Lyft, will be required to impose an extra charge on passengers for Manhattan rides that go below 96th St., following a judge’s decision to lift a temporary ban. Starting 12:01 a.m. on Feb. 2, yellow cabs operating anywhere below 96th […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A young mother’s death in a Midtown subway station while carrying her baby’s stroller down stairs has once again tragically spotlighted the lack of elevators and access in many stations citywide. On the evening of Mon., Jan. 28, Malaysia Goodson, 22, died after falling in the Seventh Ave. “B/D/E” station, at W. […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The city’s ongoing horse-carriage debate has reignited in recent months, as Mayor de Blasio has tried to implement new rules that would move carriage stations off 59th St. and into Central Park instead. The new rules would be imposed through the Department of Transportation and not require approval by the City […]

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BY RICO BURNEY | More than two weeks following Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that the L-train tunnel would no longer need to be shut down as initially planned, local politicians still have more questions than answers. They are calling for an independent review of the new proposal. Around a dozen local pols sent a joint letter to […]

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