Department of Transportation
The city calls it “barrier beautification,” but for many of the 4,000 people who call Waterside Plaza home, they said it’s an everyday eyesore.
Commercial bicyclists are now required to carry an identification card and wear helmets and reflective upper body clothing with the business’ name and cyclist’s ID number on the back.
Officials said 274 people died in traffic-related deaths in 2012, up from 245 a year earlier and the most since 2008.
Ruth Cunningham-Morris, 58, said she was out for a routine walk with her dog last April when the worker began berating her after she had walked away to grab a trash bag to clean up her dog’s mess.
A snow alert was in effect for New York City Saturday, with a possibility of snow in the forecast beginning in the overnight hours.
The Department of Transportation said all the signs will be removed by the end of the year.
Hybrid and electric vehicles produce less sound than vehicles powered by an ordinary gas engine. Because of that, transportation officials say you may not hear them coming and that can have tragic results.
The DOT said that all Manhattan-bound traffic will be redirected to to alternate crossings, including the Manhattan Bridge, the Williamsburg Bridge and the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel.
The $450,000 project was approved after the death of Nassau County highway patrolman Michael Califano. The 44-year-old father of three was killed in during a routine traffic stop in 2011 along a poorly lit stretch of highway when a passing truck smashed into his cruiser.
The Transportation Department study found the number of right-angle crashes was down by 15 percent in the first year in spots with cameras, while rear-end collisions were up 20 percent.
Fire officials were investigating Saturday morning after a blaze broke out at a storm-damaged skyscraper in Lower Manhattan.
A fire broke out Friday morning at an office skyscraper in Lower Manhattan that was badly damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
A new fall train schedule begins on Sunday with 45 additional New Haven Line trains each week, including 30 new weekend trains. There will also be increased service for customers traveling to Greenwich and Stamford during the weekday.
The plan would increase the time limits on parking meters from one hour to two hours in some places, including 74th Street and Roosevelt Avenue. But it would also cost more.
The campaign features pavement markers, with eyes drawn inside the “O’s” in the word “LOOK!,” painted in crosswalks at 110 intersections across the city.