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Category Archives: Greening
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 [...]
A big improvement was added to the Canoe plaza, at 36th sTreet between 9/Dyer Avenues with 6 tables and 5 umbrellas and the jersey barricade was moved to create further pedestrian space . Council Member Johnson granted the funds to the Hudson Yards/Hell’s Kitchen Alliance, who maintains the Canoe
The Table, Chairs and umbrellas made the [...]
CHEKPEDS was founded in September 2005. With a bit of delay, we are taking time to reflect on the last 10 years, the joys, the frustrations and overall the great progress YOU have accomplished with us and the help of untold number of partners . We are incredibly grateful for your advocacy and activism.
There is [...]
The Hudson Yards / Hell’s Kitchen Alliance (a Business Improvement District) is naming your new park and they want your help!
See the pictures and suggest a name by clicking HERE!
This will be the first time in New York city that a park name is crowdsourced! Spread the word .
Thanks to the DOT administration and the advocates of various groups ( most notably Transportation Alternatives ) we made great strides in 2015:
Safety: CHEKPEDS’s push on fully protected phases for pedestrian crossings was embraced by the DOT in their Vision Zero report by Borough. And sure enough, the DOT installed a number of them on [...]
Mayor Di Blasio made good on his campaign promise to get serious on traffic injuries and fatalities. This year 22 bills were passed in the council to improve information, increase enforcement and increase penalties for careless drivers who do not respect the laws. The DOT embarked in a city-wide consultation with the communities to [...]
After six years of asking and two neighbors killed, it is finally SAFE for pedestrians to cross 41st Street on the West side of 9th Avenue! As you can see below, pedestrians are actually talking and smiling while crossing the street, a real testament to the immense relief the improvements the DOT installed are bringing [...]
A plaza the community dreamed up in 2007 as part of the 9th Avenue Renaissance report is becoming reality as the first meaningful public space in Hell’s Kitchen South, on 9th Avenue at 36th Street. The plaza which reclaimed one full lane of parking, is connected to the north by a signaled pedestrian crossing where [...]
Yes the Superbowl was awful. Per Crain’s poll: 58% of respondents said: “Awful game, uninspired advertisements. Move along. Nothing to see here”. Let’s not forget that for a few days it completely gridlocked 9th Avenue and we had to endure hours of Homeland Security helicopters hovering over our windows. New Yorkers were miserable as the real [...]
Port Authority in festive mood
2013 saw the economy rebound and hopefully the circumstances of many of our neighbors improved with it. At least when it comes to street improvements, they apply to ALL street users, no matter who they are, and we counted many successes this year:
On the ground: cross town bike paths, 44th Street [...]