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.
Police on Wednesday brought a 49-year-old woman to safety after she was found floating in the East River under the Manhattan Bridge.
CBS 2 has learned that NYPD officers have been told to keep closer tabs on activity on city bridges, a directive issued two days after a flash mob party was held on the Manhattan Bridge’s walkway.
The foot path on the Manhattan Bridge turned into a sizzling nightclub for a while Saturday night, until police broke it up and arrested three people.
A tractor trailer overturned and collided with a car on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway near the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn, authorities said.
In a press conference Sunday afternoon, Mayor Bloomberg announced that the carpooling regulations put in place after Superstorm Sandy will not go back into effect for the work week.
“Although, if the city is so clogged the way it was last Wednesday where even emergency vehicles couldn’t get around we will reinstitute these,” Bloomberg said. “They did make a very big difference. Even though they do impact and inconvenience a lot of people, safety once again is the most powerful thing and the most important thing to us.”
Vehicles entering Manhattan by the four East River bridges and the Lincoln Tunnel must have three or more passengers on Thursday and Friday between 6 a.m. and midnight.
There were numerous delays and service changes earlier on the B, D, F, N Q and R lines between Manhattan and Brooklyn.
The way major parts of New York City are lit is in the midst of a big change, WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb reported.
Sam Schwartz, known as “Gridlock Sam” to many, wasn’t kidding Friday when said his new plan to raise $1.2 billion a year tolling the East River bridges will hit a lot of people.
Have you recently thought you saw people flying over you around New York City? Well, you did, sort of.
Transportation For America has released a report reviewing the state of our nation’s bridges, and its findings about the bridges in our area are sure to raise eyebrows.
One hundred years after tolls were removed from the East River Bridges, Gridlock Sam is calling for them to be reinstated to get money needed for maintenance and repairs.
At the newly unveiled section, which features tables and benches, visitors can eat, read, use their laptop or simply take in the magnificent views of the harbor.