Ardent protests erupted Friday against the latest attempt to put tolls on the free East River bridges as part of a congestion pricing plan.
On Saturday, the group Paths To Pier 42 celebrated their summer launch.
An East Village man is dead, after being struck and killed while on his motorcycle on the Williamsburg Bridge.
The traffic trouble was located on the outer roadway of the Brooklyn-bound side of the bridge.
A new proposal would add tolls to East River bridges – all of which are now free – but lower the cost at crossings not well-served by public transit.
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 said a 2003 silver Nissan Altima was speeding and heading east on the Williamsburg Bridge in the outer traffic lane when it lost control near the eastbound B.Q.E. interchange.
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 way major parts of New York City are lit is in the midst of a big change, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.
Approximately 40 arrests were made Tuesday on various charges, including disorderly conduct, blocking traffic and resisting arrests, the NYPD said.
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.
Dashane Santana of the East Village was with a group of friends trying to cross the nine lanes of traffic on Delancey Street near the entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge when she was hit.
Steve Duncan is a man who has spent a lot of time in places most New Yorkers will never see.