As December brings higher tolls to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey crossings, another effort is in progress to toll crossings across the East River that are currently free.
There is a new plan for changing the city’s traffic patterns that would, yes, put tolls on the East River bridges, but dramatically drop the cost of traveling over other city spans.
The New York City Department of Transportation announced the closure of the Manhattan-bound lanes from 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 and from 9 p.m. Saturday through 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25.
During the 54-hour closure, drivers heading to Manhattan are instead urged to use the Manhattan Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge or the Hugh L. Carey Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel.
About 10,000 people are expected to take part in the March for Education Equality, organizer Jeremiah Kittridge with Families with Excellent Schools said.
More than 2,000 New York state bridges, including the Brooklyn Bridge, have been deemed structurally deficient and in dire need of repairs by the federal government.
New Yorkers had a chance to shed some calories, fly around on a zip line, or even get in a little bit of dancing.
The project calls for a sandy beach and kayak and canoe launch along the East River.
The dog, believed to be a Shiba Inu, is now staying with the Petronis family at their Breezy Point home, waiting for its owner to come forward.
Around 9 a.m. Thursday, witnesses reported seeing a man trying to climb down some kind of netting that had been installed as part of ongoing construction on the bridge, police said.
BJ Timoner has gone through four pairs of running shoes and has lost 40 pounds over the course of his 3,000-mile excursion. He crossed the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday en route to Jones Beach, where his cross-country run is scheduled to end on Tuesday.
For its part the league has sent a man out with a decibel monitor to track the noise. Players told CBS 2 that they just want to have fun.
Police were searching an abandoned SUV with no license plate located in the middle of the Manhattan-bound span.
New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan calls the congestion between the bridge and the FDR Drive “the Brooklyn Bridge Squeeze.”
Sunday was a day to dote on moms, but for one group, it was also a chance to pay tribute and give attention to a very important mission.