Category Archives: Dangerous West Thames and South End Ave crossings

Safe crossings at Greer Pedestrian Plaza

August 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD After two years of work by a community effort, with the cooperation of the City DOT, extensive street safety measures were designed for South End Avenue

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Sheldon Silver’s stop sign not helping PS 276

April 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The all-powerful State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s solution to the extremely unsafe road in front of PS 276 was to have the DOT place a stop sign. Local resident and mother of … Continue reading

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West Thames and Battery Place needs a traffic light

October 10, 2013- Not shown in this still photo is the manner in which the group of children

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Two condo owners oppose child safety measures for West Thames proposed by DOT

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Tour bus collides with car at dangerous West Thames and Battery Place intersection

July 18, 2014 (2:00 PM)- By Steven E. Greer, MD Today, at the infamous intersection of West Thames and Battery Place, where the DOT is in the process of installing safety measures,

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P.S. 276 Crossing Guard Hit by Car at ‘Unsafe’ Intersection, Police Say

February 3, 2014- DNAinfo reports, “A school crossing guard was struck by a passing cab as she stood on duty outside of Battery Park City’s P.S./I.S. 276 at an intersection that parents and police say is unsafe. “I’m very concerned … Continue reading

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Sheldon Silver unable to get a traffic light for PS 276

February 14, 2014- A blast email from Speaker Sheldon Silver’s office proudly states that his office was able to have the City DOT install a stop sign in front of PS 276, in the wake of the crossing guard being … Continue reading

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Tribeca cyclist run over and killed

September 15, 2017- A lady riding her bike on Broadway in Tribeca was run over by a delivery truck

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Did the BPCA rig the contract to redesign South End Avenue?

Update July 25, 2016- There is a town hall meeting tonight at 6 River Terrace to discuss the plans to renovate South End

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A model for working with the City DOT on city planning

June 26, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD What became a true model for how the community can interact with the City Department of Transportation

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BPCA refuses to explain why it told DOT to cancel street safety measures

May 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD For most of the year 2013, numerous members of the community, including Community Board 1, held several meetings and walking tours with the city DOT, and came up with specific plans to … Continue reading

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Shoddy construction of the West Thames cancer turf field

Update November 18, 2016- The fence was finally properly installed.

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Angry pitchfork mob demands the ouster of BPCA Chairman Dennis Mehiel

December 16, 2015- by Steven E. Greer The BPCA hosted a rare Town Hall meeting tonight, and surprisingly, all of the top executives

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U.S. Senate now investigates rubber pellet turf fields

January 22, 2016- The U.S. Senate is now weighing in on the safety of those ubiquitous

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Exclusive: BPC Parks Conservancy electric vehicle runs over 5th grader by PS 276

Update December 18, 2015- At the December 16th Town Hall, the new head of parks addressed

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Weekend Warriors do not understand city bike laws

December 6, 2015- by Steven E. Greer At the recent CB1 meeting, member Jeff Mihok was griping that the newly opened West Side

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The useless Polly Trottenberg: Commissioner of the City DOT

December 4, 2015- by Steven E. Greer Our reporting is catching the attention of local officials, it seems.

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Mystery solved: Why MTA buses are parking on North End Ave

Update November 19, 2015- Mystery solved: these buses used to sit and wait across the street on Murray

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TLC fines cash-seeking livery cab on Vesey $200

October 29, 2015- by Steven E. Greer I filed a complaint with 311 about a livery driver parked in the middle of Vesey Street, holding

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Even worse congestion on Vesey caused by illegal parking

September 29, 2015- And, still no one from Brookfield or Goldman does anything….

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