Car Free NYC Closes Broadway to Traffic on Sat. April 22nd

Details on Street Access for Motor Vehicles, Street Closures

This Earth Day, NYC DOT is closing Broadway from Times Square to Union Square to vehicular traffic and is filling NYC’s public plazas with exciting activities like dance, art, presentations, music, and more with Car Free NYC. In Union Square, prepare for free fitness on the Broadway Pedestrian Plaza (17th Street and Broadway) with neighborhood business Paragon Sports.

Businesses, residents and visitors should prepare for April 22nd in order to minimize disruption due to street closures. See below for tips from the NYC DOT:

“L” Line Closure Online Survey Available

If you couldn’t make it to the “L” Line Closure Workshops hosted by the NYC Department of Transportation and Metropolitan Transit Authority, share your feedback about the upcoming Carnarsie Tunnel Reconstruction Project online here.

According to a release from the MTA, the Canarsie Tunnel was one of nine underwater tunnels that flooded during Superstorm Sandy in 2012, all of which required extensive rehabilitation and repair. It suffered extensive damage to tracks, signals, switches, power cables, signal cables, communication cables, lighting, cable ducts and bench walls throughout a 7,100-foot-long flooded section of both tubes. Bench walls throughout those sections must be rehabilitated to protect the structural integrity of the tubes. During the 18-month rehabilitation process, the MTA will also make significant improvements to stations and tunnel segments closest to the river. New stairs and elevators will be installed at the Bedford Av station in Brooklyn and the 1 Av station in Manhattan, and three new electric substations will be installed, providing more power to operate additional trains during rush hours.

Work on the tunnel is expected to begin in 2019 and last approximately 18 months.

Stay up to date on the latest news by following the MTA and NYCDOT on social media.

City and State Seek Feedback in Advance of L Train Closure

NYC Department of Transportation and Metropolitan Transportation Authority Host Community Workshops in Manhattan and Brooklyn

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Photo Credit: NBC New York

The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) are hosting four public workshops –  two in Manhattan and two in Brooklyn – to gather community feedback on the L Train closure, which is expected to begin in 2019 and last approximately 18 months.

If you and your organization or business will be impacted by the closure, please plan to attend and provide input.

UPDATE: The February 9th meeting is postponed due to snow. Check back for updates.

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER
East Side of Manhattan

Thursday, February 9th / 7PM – 9PM
Town and Village Synagogue
334 East 14th Street

West Side of Manhattan
Thursday, February 23rd / 7PM – 9PM
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
328 West 14th Street

Williamsburg
Thursday, February 16th / 6 PM – 8 PM
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Bike Network Expansion Coming to Union Square This Fall

New and Extended Bike Lanes Along Union Square Park

mapExpanded bike lanes are in orange, brown, and purple. Map: DOT

Biking through Union Square is getting safer and easier for thousands of cyclists that ride through the Square daily. The City’s Department of Transportation is in the midst of major improvements to the area’s bike network this season, closing gaps and installing protected lanes, increasing safety and mobility for both pedestrians and cyclists.

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District Alert: National Weather Service Issues Tropical Storm Watch

Be Aware of Emergency Protocol

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As we head into the holiday weekend, please be aware that the National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for New York City. A Tropical Storm Watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the possible onset of tropical-storm-force winds, which include sustained wind speeds of 39 mph to 74 mph.

The National Weather Service has also issued a Storm Surge Watch for coastal areas of New York City until further notice. The combination of strong winds, dangerous Continue reading