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Taras Shevchenko place needs to be closed for through traffic and become an Open Street for people instead of cars, can be a childrens playground, a dog run, a place for people.
If the dearth of people participating in whatever is meant to happen when Avenue B (between 8/9th) is closed on Saturdays is any indication it seems we have plenty of Open Streets streets as it is.
You don't think *people* use cars? Are the cars all empty and self-driving these days?
I hope that they remove the sidewalk sheds so that this can be done properly.
I live on 7th and C. My cat is very sensitive to noise and light as am I. He will be hiding in the closet during this mayhem. I thought they just did this recently?
No more combustion vehicles allowed on city streets by 2030. Charging stations only allowed in parking garages. It's coming someday, just a matter of when and a mayor who has the balls to to make it happen
@9:38am: Never going to happen in your lifetime. Not a matter of mayor with balls (I'd say the current guy has a brass set), more a matter of $$$$$$$$$$$$$ to buy new cars, new trucks, new buses, new everything that is electric-only (and that doesn't set the building on fire while it's charging).No word on when FDNY fire-fighting equipment will be "all electric" (as in: NEVER). Do you have any idea what that equipment costs??You have an interesting dream there, but it's only that: a dream.
I am unable to sleep during this madness. It sounds as if aliens are coming from the mother ship to take us to their planet millions of light years away never to be heard from again. OMFG. My poor cat is screaming at the top of his lungs as I write this. SOS!!
Let’s not pretend balls are anything besides a pendulous vulnerability. Machismo is so corny. Dismissing the possibility of any meaningful investment in infrastructure is a corny way to affect dismissiveness for your political adversaries as well – it has nothing to do with logical or well-reasoned public policy; it’s pure sentiment.
It sounded like they were crunching up a dining shed on my block of 7th last night, but when I went to the window it was untouched. I haven’t been out yet and dread to see whatever it is they crunched up instead. I did see a pretty big tree branch lying in the freshly-paved street around 4 am. The noise was maddening. I don’t see why the work couldn’t have been done during the day – it’s not as if 7th Street is a major thoroughfare. I’d like to see the contracts for this work and how much OT these guys are getting.
More realistic than letting climate change go on unabated....
The deadline to submit comments on whether to generally continue Ave B open street or the specific ideas is september 30th. Whether you are for or against it, it’s a helpful way to share your voice with the DOT about decisions being made in our neighborhood.The survey will remain open through 9/30bit.ly/avebworkshopYou can view the Ave B Open Street Design Proposal online: nyc.gov/dotprojects#avenueb-openstreet
I live on 3rd btw B and C and this was supposed to happen last night. Maybe it did? I didn't hear anything and I forgot to look at the street when I left the house this morning.
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