Open Streets 2.0

Last week, the Department of Transportation did a major upgrade to two Open Streets in Chelsea. Some of the broken down and defensive barricades were replaced with large planters. DOT even provided assistance to plant flowers and bushes. Above is W22nd Street @ 8th Avenue , and below is W21st Street at 9th Avenue. This […]

Air Quality Alert: Congestion pricing hearings coming up!

Our neighborhood is overwhelmed with New Jersey drivers who have returned to their cars with a vengeance, while mass transit is under-used. Port Authority has even extended the peak hours to ease the congestion. Many intersections are gridlocked for hours. Our air quality is the third worse in the City and it is all due […]

5 New Yorkers killed by drivers in 3 days

 September 14, at 5:30 p.m. at Union Square North and demand immediate action from Mayor de Blasio. This is just unacceptable! Read Press release by Transportation Alternatives

Penn Station: 14 weeks later many questions remain unanswered

Earlier this year, at the request of our Elected officials, a working group of 40 transportation and development practitioners, elected officials and local stakeholders spent the best part of 14 weeks to familiarize themselves with the State’s massive proposal to pile up development around Penn Station, including on three blocks to be razed. The avowed […]