Category Archives: Clean Air

Your Tax $ , Your Vote!

Each year our council member allocates $ 1 million of his capital budget to be spent according to his constituents’ wishes. This is called participatory budgeting . 2018 is no exception but you have only one day left to cast your vote.
In the last 2 years, 200 trees were installed as part of this process, and this [...]

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The future of Hell’s Kitchen South

On April 3rd over 60 people gathered at the Metro Baptist Church to hear about  HKSC  proposed plan to help undo the damage and disfiguring scars left by the many open air cuts that were created to allow for the Lincoln Tunnel entrances and exits in Hell’s Kitchen South.
Congressman Jerry Nadler spoke to assure all [...]

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Port Authority Bus Terminal – Update

The rhythm and quality of CB4 interaction with the Port Authority is a sea change from previous years. It is clear that the PA executives in charge are ready and anxious to proceed with the project. See some of the key dates for yourself:
April 2017:
•MCB4 meets with the Port Authority on the #7 extension
July 2017:
•Meeting of the PABT NY working group [...]

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Join Us : Bus terminal update and input on neighborhood plan

[ April 3, 2018; 12:30 am to 8:30 pm. ] This is the meeting you do not want to miss: the Hell’s Kitchen South Coalition will give an  update on the Port Authority plans and unveil its own plan for redeveloping the district. 

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TAKE ACTION to get Congestion Pricing NOW!

Last week,  hundreds rallied in front of Governor Cuomo’s New York office to ask for better transit and to pass congestion pricing now! Our neighborhood could be one of the biggest winner from Congestion Pricing: Less cars, Less gridlock , less idling , less emissions.
But you need to act NOW for Governor Cuomo to include Congestion pricing [...]

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HOLD the Date: Port Authority Update and Neighborhood Plan

[ April 3, 2018; 6:01 pm to 8:01 pm. ] On April 3rd, 6:00 p.m. the Hell’s Kitchen South Coalition will give an update of the Port Authority Bus Project, and everyone will get an opportunity to comment on a proposed neighborhood plan.

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Join Us to end MTA vows and Traffic congestion

[ March 20, 2018; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Rally to Demand Congestion Pricing NOW
Tuesday, March 20. 6-7:00 p.m.
633 Third Avenue (40/41) , Gov Cuomo NY office

Subways are in a state of emergency. Just last week, an aging cable at the West 96th Street station caused a massive track fire that crippled commutes. Between this dysfunctional subway system, buses that move at walking speeds, [...]

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“Fix New York City” plan is more than Congestion Pricing!

Every one is talking about the “Fix NYC Panel Report” and its recommendation to implement Congestion Pricing. But there is much more there than meets the eye.

The panel also recommends to enforce gridlock laws and Bus lanes with cameras if feasible, to overhaul the placards program and to focus on the bus congestion on the [...]

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Speak Up: another long distance bus stop@ 42nd street and 9th

 
Another long distance company is requesting a stop on 42nd street , in the bus lane , at the bus stop on the South East corner of 42nd and 9th. there are already two stops  for airport buses , one stop for a local tour bus and illegally parked post office trucks.
One wonders why MTA [...]

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Best Wishes for 2018

2017 felt like a rotten year, but we kept our heads down and managed to accomplish a lot with the help of DOT, our elected officials and the Community Board:
Reclaim Street Space for pedestrians: A whole block of 8th Avenue (42/43) was transformed by dedicating a car lane to pedestrians and adding a protected bike [...]

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