Browsing: driving

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…

News & Features
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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…

News & Features
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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…

News & Features
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Apparently, the four car owners in Sheepshead Bay that actually have their car registered in 11235 are paying the highest rates for car insurance of any zip code in New York State. The data was analyzed by consumer advice website ValuePenguin.com, which attempted to rank the affordability of car insurance across the state. What they found…

News & Features
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THE COMMUTE: Sheepshead Bay has been the victim of over-development. Development itself is not a bad thing. In fact, it is good for the economy. However, when development occurs, the infrastructure must also be improved. Block after block, the neighborhood has seen one-family homes replaced by six-family condos. Several new mid-rise developments have also appeared on…

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