Another Cabby Out of Control, Another Accident on 71st

by - July 7, 2010 at 12:58 am - - 2 Comments

cab accidentThe intersection of 71st Street and Broadway has become a constant site of accidents, with cars hitting pedestrians and even subway stations. At about 5 p.m. on Tuesday, a taxicab Read More / Comment »

Imagining a Pedestrian-Friendly Upper West Side

by - July 2, 2010 at 1:40 am - - 2 Comments

rendering street
A group of Upper West Siders has been envisioning a new look for the neighborhood, one that isn’t so dependent on cars. Bike and pedestrian advocates from the Upper West Side Streets Renaissance recently created two videos looking at what would happen if the neighborhood were transformed to appeal more to pedestrians and less to automobiles. Read More / Comment »

Massive Dog Passes Out on the C Train

by - June 27, 2010 at 11:53 pm - - 5 Comments

subway dogA tipster sent in this photo of a four-legged New Yorker trying to get some relief on the subway. The St. Bernard was chilling out on the uptown C train when this shot was snapped. The temperature topped 90 degrees for most of the afternoon Sunday — not a good day to be wearing a fur coat.

“An egregious violation of subway pet rules!” our tipster wrote.

Video Attempts to Explain Dangerous UWS Intersection

by - June 17, 2010 at 4:51 pm - - 2 Comments

Upper West Sider David Friedman of read our story on two very serious auto-on-pedestrian crashes that occurred on Monday near the 71st Street and Amsterdam Avenue intersection and it sparked an idea. Read More / Comment »

Boulevard of Broken Bones: Riverside South Residents Demand Traffic Signals

by - June 17, 2010 at 12:21 pm - - 4 Comments

An eight-block stretch of Riverside Boulevard doesn’t have a single stoplight, and residents there say it’s becoming one of the most dangerous streets in the city. Now, a dispute over who should pay for traffic signals and speed bumps has created a nasty menage-a-trois of competing interests involving the city and two Read More / Comment »

1 Train Subway Countdown Clock Turned On…With Wrong Time!

by - June 3, 2010 at 2:06 pm - - Comments Off on 1 Train Subway Countdown Clock Turned On…With Wrong Time!

countdownIt looks like at least one of the subway countdown clocks that we’ve been anticipating for months on the 1, 2, 3 subway line has actually been turned on, but there’s one big problem. Read More / Comment »

Protected Bike Lanes Coming to Columbus Avenue

by - June 2, 2010 at 2:06 am - - 3 Comments

A protected bike lane like this one in Chelsea wil be coming to Columbus Avenue.

A protected bike lane like this one in Chelsea wil be coming to Columbus Avenue.

Columbus Avenue will be redesigned this summer to allow for a protected bike lane along the East side of the street from 96th to 77th Streets, creating a barrier between traffic and bicycles as well as concrete pedestrian islands on some blocks. Read More / Comment »

Surprising Setback for Bike Lanes on Columbus Avenue

by - May 12, 2010 at 12:59 am - - 10 Comments

bike lane proposal
In a surprising decision that felt like a slap in the face to local biking advocates, Community Board 7’s Transportation Committee voted not to put bike lanes on Columbus Avenue between 77th and 96th Streets. Read More / Comment »

96th Street Subway Headhouse Now Open!

by - April 5, 2010 at 12:32 pm - - 3 Comments

96th streetThe 96th Street subway station renovation has bedeviled commuters for years, forcing them to walk down narrow staircases on either side of the street and around all sorts of construction materials on their way to the 1, 2 and 3 lines. Read More / Comment »

Upper East Siders Take Way More Cabs Than Us

by - April 4, 2010 at 8:53 pm - - 1 Comment

hail cabNew data proves what many Upper West Siders may have already suspected: Upper East Siders are much more dependent on taxicabs than Upper West Siders. I know what you’re thinking: well yeah, they’re all total snobs! Read More / Comment »

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