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BY KAITLYN MEADE  | The London-based advertising agency Spring Studios received support from Community Board 1’s Tribeca Committee to serve alcohol at its upcoming Tribeca location, with stipulations from neighbors and community members. Wednesday’s Tribeca Committee meeting on April 10 marked Spring Studios’ third appearance before C.B. 1 members, who opposed the liquor license application in […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Street fair season is upon us! This weekend, the Astor Place Festival will cause a stir on Astor Pl. between Lafayette St. and Broadway 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Check next week’s column for more announcements, and follow me on Twitter @gridlocksam. Street closures in Tribeca: […]

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Alternate side parking rules are in effect all week Great news for Lower Manhattan residents: The old 1 train South Ferry station will open this week. This means the 1 train will no longer terminate at Rector St., but go straight through. It also means improved service at Chambers, Franklin, Canal and Houston Sts. Remember, […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED TUESDAY FOR THE FIRST DAY OF PASSOVER Traffic in lower Manhattan has been a bear the last couple of weeks. I am attributing at least some of it to the toll increase at the Battery Tunnel and, to a lesser extent, at the Midtown Tunnel. Since the round-trip tolls went to […]

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The city Department of Transportation announced plans to place a street light near the Spruce Street School, at the intersection of Beekman and William Sts. after a review of traffic patterns and pressure from local leaders and parents to make area traffic safer. The light is tentatively scheduled for installation by July, 31, the D.O.T. […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK In case last weekend’s toll and fare increases didn’t make your commute sluggish enough, daylight savings time kicks in 2 a.m. Sunday. This means that Monday morning will be an Accident Alert Day: Drivers will battle collective sleep deprivation, making roads more dangerous. Crash and fatality rates […]

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Wednesday, February 27th – Tuesday, March 5th ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Lower Manhattan can expect a change in traffic patterns as tolls jump to $15 round-trip cash at the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and the Queens Midtown Tunnel; the round-trip E-ZPass rate will be $10.66. One-way cash tolls to Staten Island […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Lunar New Year events continue in Lower Manhattan: a festival will fully close Market St. between East Broadway and Henry St. all day Sunday. On the Brooklyn Bridge, all Manhattan-bound lanes will close overnight 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 12:01 a.m. to 7 […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 FOR LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY; ALL OTHER RULES REMAIN IN EFFECT Happy Lunar New Year! On Sunday afternoon, watch out for dancers parading through Chinatown on the following streets: Mott St., the Bowery, East Broadway, Elizabeth St. and Pell St. In Holland Tunnel news, one Manhattan-bound lane […]

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DATES: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30TH to TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES REMAIN IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Construction will affect both Hudson River tunnels this coming week causing late-night gridlock in the vicinity of the Holland Tunnel. At the approach to the Lincoln Tunnel, all Manhattan-bound lanes of the “helix” road will be closed overnight […]

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