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News & Features extendedcurb
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Borough President Eric Adams unveiled a new $1 million initiative yesterday to improve street safety for pedestrians, especially seniors, through the creation of sidewalk extensions known as bulb-outs. Dubbed the Connecting Residents on Safer Streets (CROSS), the program pledges $1 million in capital funding to construct the extensions at dangerous intersections. Additional funding can be allocated in future…

News & Features no-parking
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Heads up, drivers! Alternate side parking and street cleaning regulations will be suspended Thursday through Saturday, April 9 to 11, in recognition of the Orthodox observances of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and for the Jewish holiday of Passover (7th and 8th days). All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect, so don’t forget to…

Business The shuttered Shell gas station at Knapp Street. Photo by Vinnie Mazzone.
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The Shell gas station at Knapp Street and Avenue Y is now closed. The gas station and service center shuttered approximately two weeks ago, according to our tipster Vinnie Mazzone. Following the closure of the gas station at Knapp Street and Harkness Avenue approximately five years ago, this leaves just two stations left on Knapp Street…

News & Features Source: Ephox Blog
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Well, folks, looks like it’ll be a while before we have to worry about moving our cars. The city announced that alternate side parking regulations will remain suspended from today, February 4, through Saturday, February 7 to facilitate snow removal. However, payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout the city. For more information, you…

Transportation no-parking
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Because everyone appreciates a heads-up, here’s the city’s alternate-side parking calendar for 2015. It’s subject to change occasionally due to weather, of course, but this is what it’ll be otherwise. For last-minute updates, you can sign up for an email from the Department of Transportation, or check their Alternate Side Parking Twitter stream.

Opinion
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BETWEEN THE LINES: Beginning last Friday, New York City motorists, and anyone passing through the jurisdiction, are required to drive at a leisurely 25 miles per hour on most streets or face the consequences. It’s even slower — though more fitting — at 20 mph near schools. Kind of brings to mind the opening line from…

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Starting tonight, there will be several nighttime closures on eastbound and westbound lanes of the Belt Parkway to accommodate construction. The work is part of the Seven Bridges Project, a renovation of the highway’s seven bridges and overpasses that began in 2009, and will continue through March 2015. Bay Ridge Avenue (Exit 1) At 11pm, the westbound lanes of the Belt Parkway at Bay Ridge Avenue (Exit 1) will be…

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A citywide speed limit reduction goes into effect tomorrow, November 7, dropping from 30 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour. Part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative, which aims to eliminate traffic fatalities and make streets safer, the speed limit bill was passed with overwhelming bipartisan support over the summer. The…

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