Much of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge was closed for hours Sunday night, after a truck caught fire.
One of the permanent memorials to late former New York City Mayor Ed Koch will be the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge and indelible in our memories will be Koch welcoming us to it.
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.
The Daily News reported that 52-year-old Lingbo Shen was walking on the pedestrian lane walking towards her Queens home on Thursday evening when she was hit. Shen told the paper she was knocked unconscious, where she said she was left for hours before getting taken to the hospital.
The way major parts of New York City are lit is in the midst of a big change, WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb reported.
On the Manhattan side of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, there is a giant bronze lamppost. There used to be two, but one of them mysteriously disappeared decades ago.
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.
Times Square is getting ready to throw a New Year’s Eve bash. But with a new year, come new resolutions and the experts weighed in to help people learn how to stick with them all year long.
CBS 2′s Derricke Dennis was live at the scene and reported that workers hit a gas line and some electrical lines while working on a trench around 3 p.m. Friday. That caused an explosion that came up through a manhole.
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.
A car crashed into a row of stores at the foot of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge on Saturday, marking the third time it’s happened in the last few months.
Five Republican New York State Senators say ditching the payroll tax in favor of East River tolls would bring in another $100 million for the MTA next year.
“Just as he pulled our city back from the edge of collapse, you should know that Mayor Koch literally saved the Queensboro Bridge from near collapse and then began the process of reinvesting in then-crumbling bridges across the city,” Bloomberg said.
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