Putting tolls on the East River Bridges won’t solve NYC’s traffic problems, lawmaker says
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Don’t even think about it! That was the message Assemblyman David Weprin presented on Wednesday regarding a proposal to install tolls on the free East River crossings such as the Ed Koch-Queensboro, Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. Weprin made his remarks during a panel discussion at the World Trade Center titled “Getting from Here to […]

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More bike lanes are in the works to connect Ridgewood and Bushwick
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With more Ridgewood residents getting around on two wheels, the Department of Transportation (DOT) is continuing its effort to create a unified bike lane network, connecting major roadways in two boroughs. As part of that plan, DOT proposed several new bike lanes that would connect Ridgewood and Bushwick to the Community Board 5 (CB 5) Transportation and […]

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The 107-year-old Queensboro Bridge will receive $244 million in funding for repairs
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The decades-old bridge that connects Long Island City and 59th Street in Manhattan will get a major facelift under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new budget plan. Built in 1909, the Queensboro Bridge was designed by civil engineer Leffert L. Buck and architect Henry Hornbostel. It underwent extensive renovations in 1987 that lasted until 2012 and came at […]

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Bronx-Whitestone Bridge is getting new energy-saving bulbs
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The Bronx-Whitestone Bridge’s lights are now whiter, brighter and greener. The MTA announced on Earth Day, April 22, that all the lightbulbs on all of the bridge’s 182 main cables have been replaced with LED lights. Unlike the original mercury-vapor bulbs, the LEDs will reduce electricity costs by 73 percent and last up to five years […]

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Queens will enjoy the Fourth of July fireworks on East River this year
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Queens neighborhoods will have a great view of the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular, which will again be set on the East River and visible more than two miles across the sky. Produced by Macy’s and designed in conjunction with Pyro Spectaculars by Souza of Rialto, CA, the nation’s largest Independence Day pyrotechnic display will be […]

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