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Transit Sam: Week of Aug. 17, 2017

Dates: Thursday, August 17 – Wednesday, August 23 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK President Trump may have said goodbye to New York City until his next visit, but don’t worry: plenty of traffic-starters will cause Lower Manhattan Streets to freeze up over the coming week. Another Saturday of Summer Streets, from […]

BY JANEL BLADOW We’re zipping through summer faster than the A train can get us to 14th Street. A bummer on both counts. TELL ’EM JOE SENT YA… Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but our little nabe has its own unique speakeasy. Mr. Cannon opened three weeks ago. To get to this wonderful, dark throwback cocktail […]

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Thurs., Aug. 10–Wed., Aug. 16 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES SUSPENDED TUESDAY FOR FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION Special alert! President Trump will make his second visit as POTUS to New York City, but unlike his May visit, he plans to stay for more than just a half-day jaunt. Brace yourselves for widespread gridlock from Sunday evening […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Friday was a normal day for my friend Barbie Levin, a physical therapist. She went to the modest home of a brand new patient, a baby who’d had a stroke in utero, was now 1-year-old and still not crawling because one leg was too weak. As the mom watched, Barbie got down […]

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Dates: Thursday, August 3 – Wednesday, August 9 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Plenty of action will cause Lower Manhattan gridlock over the coming week. Here’s what’s on deck: On Friday, the Broad Street Summer Expo will close Liberty Street between Broadway and Church Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. […]

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Dates: Thursday, July 27 – Wednesday, August 2 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES IN EFFECT ALL WEEK It’s a calm couple of weeks on the streets of Lower Manhattan as far as traffic-causing events. Even still, we’ve got just over one more month of extra-heavy jams ahead of us before NJ Transit can resume its normal […]

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Dates: Thursday, July 20 – Wednesday, July 26 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES IN EFFECT ALL WEEK I continue to monitor Lower Manhattan traffic to gauge the impact of the Penn Station repairs on Downtown streets near bridges and tunnels.  The west side continues to suffer from extra traffic, either because there are more drivers from […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Warning: Reading this column may have the same effect it had on the woman writing it. (I must have a Popsicle or Good Humor bar right now). But it wasn’t always as easy as screaming (and going to the freezer, or deli). These things had to be invented, and I think we […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW Summer vaycay! Everyone is eager for a little fun time around the Seaport! DANCING ON WATER… Dancers who whisper, a classic shipping vessel at port, and the magnificent cityscape of Lower Manhattan as a backdrop all combine for a truly unique experience in “Secrets and Seawalls,” an evening of dance in two […]

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Thurs., July 13 – Wed., July 19 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES IN EFFECT ALL WEEK We’re now a few days into Penn Station’s track repair and so far, most of us have been spared the predicted hellish conditions, but don’t get complacent. Wednesday evening, as I write this, the backups at the Holland Tunnel are […]

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