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2014 was a game changer for pedestrians

Vision Zero:
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 [...]

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Victory: Universal WiFi + Relocated Phone Booths

After more than 5 years of work by CB4 and CHEKPEDS,  the contract for the replacement of phone booths by WiFi “Links” was approved last week by the Commission for Franchises after DoiTT signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the five Borough presidents. This MOU gives Community Boards a consultative role for the installation of [...]

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Phone Booths: City issues RFP calling for ubiquitous free Wi-Fi

After many months of work and extensive consultations with the community , the Departement of Information Technology just  issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the creation of a robust, citywide network of Internet hotspots that will constitute one of the largest free Wi-Fi networks in the country, greatly increasing access to broadband connectivity across [...]

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Join Us to Beautify our New Extra-Wide Sidewalk

This is not everyday that we get a brand new sidewalk, let alone a sidewalk that has taken over a full parking lane!
Not only is there such a sidewalk on the north side of 36th street between 9th and Dyer Avenues, but NYC Department of Transportation and artist John Locke will beautify the barriers with [...]

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Reclaiming Sidewalk Space

In the last four weeks, our volunteers in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen took an inventory of sidewalk obstructions. They identified  423 (!) illegal obstructions.
The obstructions include storm enclosures as large as a studio apartment, the ubiquitous sandwich boards in bands of 2 or 3,  cafe furniture left in the snow, advertising, hand trucks, shopping carts, products [...]

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Monkey Magic To be Unveiled – join us

[ August 20, 2013; 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. ] August 20, 2013, 2:30pm
9th Avenue at 36th Street, Manhattan,

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) and the New York City Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Urban Art Program are pleased to announce Tang-Wei Hsu’s Monkey Magic, a new artwork produced for the pedestrian platform at 9th Avenue and 36th Street in Manhattan. Monkey Magic, continues [...]

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Pedestrian Delight: Artwork on 9th Avenue

 
This week, a whimsical totem
appeared at the Southeast corner of 35th Street and 9th
Avenue on the bike lane.
Looks to me like three monkeys hailing a cab !   For sure it is a playful sight: every visitor stops and takes a picture!
The sculpture is the work of a renown Chinese sculptor, Tang -Wei Hsu,  who is [...]

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Bike Share is here!

In spite of a few legitimate complaints about stations’ poor placement (8 complaints out of 70 stations in CB4) the system is up and being used in the most unexpected ways across the city: you have to love it !

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Pedestrian delight: New benches on 10th Avenue

We received wonderful pictures and note from Richard Kent Green:

“Attached and below, please find photos of the benches on 10th Ave, between 45th and 46th Streets, which, as you see, are constantly being enjoyed when the weather’s nice . There’s a serendipitous nature to the placement…one 
is on the sidewalk in front of the Ryan Clinic, [...]

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Pedestrian delight: 3 new bike corrals on 9th Avenue floating parking lane, first in NYC

DOT installed three bike corrals  last week on the floating parking lane in Hell’s Kitchen, freeing up much-needed pedestrian  space on a very narrow sidewalk. Casa Di Isaaco, Pomodoro and Aurora Thai  restaurants signed Chekpeds’ Good Neighbor Agreement to maintain the public spaces.

These corrals are the first in New York City and probably in the [...]

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