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EDITORIAL: The crumbling M.T.A.

Two reports released by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and City Comptroller Scott Stringer this week highlight the woeful conditions that straphangers who rely on subways and commuter rail lines can attest to daily. And while it’s easy to see the neglect and incompetence, it seems much harder to find a way to fix the damage. […]

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | A judge who temporarily blocked the 14th St. busway from going forward a month ago, on Tuesday gave the embattled scheme the green light. State Supreme Court Justice Eileen Rakower ruled that the city can put its novel Transit and Truck Priority lanes plan into effect. In doing so, she found against […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE | The R Train’s connection between Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn will close for over a year to repair damage sustained during Superstorm Sandy, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced this month. The Montague Tube, a pair of mile-long tunnels that connect Brooklyn Heights with the Financial District, will shut down for 14 months […]

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The app doesn’t work, there are problems at the racks, the bikes are heavy… etc., etc., etc. We doubt anyone was really expecting a smooth rollout to the city’s ambitious bike share program, which began on Monday. Despite the glitches, it was inspiring to see riders out Memorial Day giving the new, blue bikes a […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK The Tribeca Film Festival starts Wednesday, April 17 and runs through April 28. Watch out for extra traffic at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center on the east side of West St. between Chambers and Harrison Sts.; at Tribeca Cinemas on Varick St. at Laight St.; and at […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Street fair season is upon us! This weekend, the Astor Place Festival will cause a stir on Astor Pl. between Lafayette St. and Broadway 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Check next week’s column for more announcements, and follow me on Twitter @gridlocksam. Street closures in Tribeca: […]

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Alternate side parking rules are in effect all week Great news for Lower Manhattan residents: The old 1 train South Ferry station will open this week. This means the 1 train will no longer terminate at Rector St., but go straight through. It also means improved service at Chambers, Franklin, Canal and Houston Sts. Remember, […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  The Metropolitan Transportation Authority never had to cope with a storm of the magnitude of Superstorm Sandy before, and the M.T.A. never before returned a subway station to active use that it had decommissioned. But there’s always a first time. On March 8, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the M.T.A. […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED TUESDAY FOR THE FIRST DAY OF PASSOVER Traffic in lower Manhattan has been a bear the last couple of weeks. I am attributing at least some of it to the toll increase at the Battery Tunnel and, to a lesser extent, at the Midtown Tunnel. Since the round-trip tolls went to […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE | Heads up, Downtown, a new mapping system is on its way. New York City’s Department of Transportation is working on a “wayfinding” initiative to place pedestrian maps across the city, starting with Lower Manhattan. Lower Manhattan is one of four areas in New York City that will receive the new maps, […]

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