The New York State Department of Transportation is planning safety improvements along the 16-mile highway. Businesses and residents have written to the state, asking to be consulted.
The new Citi Bike bicycle sharing program has surpassed 250,000 rides in less than three weeks of operation, the city announced Sunday.
Jim Cameron of the council has submitted a question to Metro-North and to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, seeking to determine why nothing was done to stop trains from traveling over the problem track even after the issue was found and identified.
Memberships are available for $9.95 a day or $25 a week, which entitles riders to an unlimited number of 30-minute trips.
Citi Bike’s 6,000 specially designed bikes have been docked at roughly 330 stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn ahead of their Memorial Day debut.
Officials said 274 people died in traffic-related deaths in 2012, up from 245 a year earlier and the most since 2008.
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 goal of the redesigned signs, according to city officials, is to give drivers the information they need to find a legal parking spot.
The country’s largest bike sharing system will launch in New York City next spring.
The sign replacement project will begin at the city line heading east-bound. There will be lane closures as crews work on the upgrades one mile at a time, from 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. five nights a week.
One woman said all the shaking and rattling from the ongoing construction project has cracked the foundation of her home.
Starting Monday, the DOT will begin sending out a six-person team of inspectors who will provide information to restaurants on the Upper West Side about legal requirements as it relates to safety.
The so-called drag strip is Hicks Street. It parallels the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Some use it as an alternate and residents say the high-speed traffic makes the road dangerous for all on foot.
Some Brooklyn residents who want to curb crime on their street by installing surveillance cameras say that the city is standing in their way.
One study found 350,000 pedestrians a day in Times Square. There were 97,000 on Main Street in Flushing, Queens, and 80,000 on East Fordham Road in the Bronx.