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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Hey! Hold that bus! Here we go again. … Village activist attorney Arthur Schwartz on Monday fired off a letter to the heads of the Department of Transportation and the New York City Transit Authority, putting them on notice that they cannot roll out their changes for the M14 bus — and […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Lower East Side seniors want the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to keep local stops on the M14 bus route. Sometime this spring, the M.T.A. plans to implement Select Bus Service on the M14A/D routes. The new M14A route would skip three stops along Grand St., including one at Pitt St., and bypass a […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | At a Community Board 2 committee meeting last Thursday night, city representatives lauded how a new Transit/Truck Priority lanes pilot plan would increase bus speed and reliability along 14th St. But elderly residents from Westbeth, the famed affordable artists’ housing complex, and the far West Village, in general, angrily protested that part […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | The new crosstown bike lanes at the north end of the Village were allegedly installed to deal with a looming transit crisis of such epic proportion that, like a mantra, it was regularly referred to as “unprecedented.” It even had its own awe-inspiring nickname: the “L-pocalypse.” As it turns out, though, the […]

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BY ELISSA STEIN | After the 24/7 L-train shutdown was averted, one might have assumed that the extreme and invasive aboveground mitigation plans for 14th St. and its surrounding neighborhoods would have been avoided, as well. Without the crush of displaced commuters, it wouldn’t be necessary to take such drastic measures to move people across […]

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The school year is coming to a close, and it’s time to fill your kids’ schedule for summer break. One-day visitors and longtime residents alike know there’s no shortage of things to do around Manhattan when the weather is right. From art festivals to amusement parks, the kids will be busy. Renting a minibus or […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Following Thursday’s surprise announcement that the city plans to do an experimental program on 14th St. to prioritize buses and trucks, and force cars to veer off the street after just one block, some of the area’s politicians voiced concerns about the plan’s potential impacts on the community — and stressed that […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | “For whom the bridge tolls” has been a thorny issue for the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge for decades, following its change to one-way tolling back in the 1980s. The result was that only drivers heading to Staten Island had to pay a toll and that congestion at toll plazas on the island was cut. […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | On Wednesday, the city announced that, starting in June, only buses, trucks and emergency vehicles will be able to use 14th St. between Third and Ninth Aves. as through traffic. The new Transit/Truck Priority lanes are part of an experimental transit-improvement plan to help improve bus speed along one of the […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Midtown will soon become easier terrain for cyclists. At its April 11 full-board meeting, Community Board 5 passed a resolution in favor of two protected crosstown bike lanes in the 50s — one eastbound on 52nd St. and one westbound on 55th St. The proposed bike lanes would be 4 to 5 […]

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