NYC Department of Transportation and Metropolitan Transportation Authority Host Community Workshops in Manhattan and Brooklyn
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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
The Williamsburg HS for Architecture & Design
257 North 6th Street, Brooklyn Continue reading →
W Train Offers Weekday Local Service Only; Replaces Q in Queens
Photos courtesy of MTA
The W train is coming back to Broadway (the Avenue, not the stage) as the Q line prepares to make its transition to the new Second Avenue subway route. The W will replace the Q in Queens; the Q will only run in Manhattan and Brooklyn .
We’ve broken down service on the yellow lines below if you’re traveling through Union Square, effective starting November 7th Continue reading →
New and Extended Bike Lanes Along Union Square Park
Expanded 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.
Take the opportunity to hit the open streets of New York as Citi Summer Streets comes to Union Square for the first three Saturdays of August.
Visitors and locals of all ages and abilities are invited to play, run, walk and bike along Park Avenue, Union Square East and Fourth Avenue from 7 AM to 1 PM on August 6th, 13th and 20th. End your ride in Union Square with a trip to the Greenmarket located on the North Plaza and Union Square West, and further explore the neighborhood with our free walking tour at 2 PM, starting at the Abraham Lincoln Statue on the 16th Street Transverse. Continue reading →
Former NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan will be back in Union Square on Wednesday for the first stop of her book tour with co-author Seth Solomonow and Talking Heads’ David Byrne at the Union Square Barnes and Noble. Now a Principal at Bloomberg Associates, Sadik-Khan led the one of the most sweeping revitalization of New York City’s streets in a half-century during her tenure as Transportation Commissioner from 2007 to 2013. Continue reading →
On Monday, a rainbow of color greeted commuters on East 17th Street off Union Square Park at the Citi Bike docks. In celebration of this month’s pride, the company festively-wrapped 200 bicycles in bright colors. New Yorkers can catch a glimpse of the rainbow-colored bikes not just on the city streets, but also along the Pride March parade route this Sunday (June 28th) down Fifth Avenue. As a thriving transit hub, Union Square continues to be one of the most used Citi Bike locations in the bicycle share system. Be sure to keep an eye out for these brightly colored bikes as they roll through the neighborhood!
Fresh Routes just opened a new pop-up shop in the Union Square subway station, making it easier for you to come up with quick and healthy dinner options. Fight the urge to order in, and cook up a fresh and flavorful dinner yourself in just 30 minutes using one of their easy dinner kits. Each convenient kit contains four generous portions Continue reading →