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Assemblyman William Colton sent a letter to the Department of Transportation [DOT] last week calling on the agency to implement safety protections for drivers along the Belt Parkway due to light poles that were recently installed near the edge of the roadway without guard rails. Colton said his office has been contacted by a number of…

News A DOT speed-enforcement camera sits at this location, fining people who fail to slow down after exiting the highway. (Source: Google Maps)
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The Department of Transportation will move the controversial Shore Parkway speed camera first reported on by Sheepshead Bites, after the camera issued more violations than any other speed enforcement camera in New York City, according to local elected officials. “The DOT has just agreed to my request to move the speed camera along Shore Parkway that…

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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…

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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…

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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…

News Guider Ave Bridge Overpass Belt Parkway
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Heads up: Starting at 10pm on Thursday, January 15, the left lane on the westbound and the left lane on the eastbound Belt Parkway at Bay Ridge Avenue (Exit 1) will be closed. Then, starting at 12am on Friday, January 16, the full westbound roadway will be closed intermittently, as needed for installation of concrete deck beams within…

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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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