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In May 2017 the DOT plans to redesign the awful block of 8th Avenue between 42nd and 43rd streets.
the pedestrian area increased by 60% by removing the barricade.The adjacent bike lane will be by delineated by large blocks on the pedestrian side and flexible bollards on the vehicular side to prevent obstructions.
We had been working [...]
You have all seen them in front of restaurants’ doors in the winter: the large vestibules or storm enclosures that take up 3′ or 4′ of sidewalk . They stay up until April or sometimes during the whole year and they are illegal! Per the code, they cannot extend by more than 18″.
But when it [...]
After years of advocacy ( since 2008!) and with the help of MCB4 District Manager Jesse Bodine and Borough President Brewer and her staff, DoiTT has finally confirmed in writing which phone booths will be removed and NOT be replaced by a LinkNYC installation. See the complete list HERE .
Some of them do not comply [...]
We are continuing our annual program of greening the neighborhood . This year four new tree guards were installed in addition to the 25 that had been previously installed in Hell’s Kitchen South.
Two very large ones on 9th Avenue @ 56th Street and on 8th Avenue @ 20th to protect Micro gardens on the bike [...]
LinkNYC is the Wi-FI and phone charging system that replaces the phone booths. It is currently installed at 364 locations in Manhattan, mostly on 8th Avenue in our district . The service has been very successful with 700,000 subscribers and 37 million internet sessions in its first year. It provides internet speed about 500 times [...]
With less than two weeks to comment and no community consultation , the proposed legislation started on the wrong foot .
Community board 4 testified that it was opposed to the legislation unless the siting criteria for vendor carts was consistent with other street furniture most notably Newsstands, and food carts be allowed to use parking [...]
[ September 17, 2016; 2:00 pm; ]
This is a real democratic process for spending real money. Two years ago , CHEKPEDS received enough votes to win $ 250,000 to build Raised Pedestrian Crossings .
Join Council Member Johnson and share your ideas.
CLICK HERE to respond to the invitation
The Hudson Yards / Hell’s Kitchen Alliance continues its steady stream of improvements in the District. Street Seats were installed on 37th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues. Such public seating is located in the parking lane and thus does not take any pedestrian space. It is funded by DOT but the business provides maintenance. With [...]
On the 23rd of June, the City Council Transportation Committee held a hearing on a bill, intended to bring some semblance of order to the chaos of news racks on the sidewalks . DOT, Business Improvement Districts and Civic groups like CIVITAS supported the bill, while it independent press groups who use the racks for [...]