Category Archives: Dangerous West Thames and South End Ave crossings

Once again, I was nearly road kill

April 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Once again, I was nearly turned into road kill today. Sadly for my enemies, I survived. I was walking northward on South End Avenue, east side of the street, crossing Rector Place.

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Exclusive: BPCA hires engineer team to redesign streets

April 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV has previously reported on the temporary plans of the City DOT that will make South End Avenue and West Thames safer. The installation of concrete medians and painted curbs, etc., was … Continue reading

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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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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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BPCA promises action on unsafe street crossing at PS 276

February 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer At the CB1 meeting tonight, at the end of the meeting as “new business”, the topic of the recent accidents in front of PS 276 on Battery Place were discussed. In the audience … Continue reading

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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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Young boy killed by taxi in front of father

January 11, 2014- The Post is reporting that a 9-year-old boy was struck and killed by a yellow taxi as the father watched in horror. The two were crossing a residential street on the Upper West Side. This same type … Continue reading

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

October 23, 2012- By Steven E. Greer, MD At the October 22nd joint session of the Community Board 1 (CB1) meeting, two apartment owners from 200 Rector Place protested the City DOT plans to install a concrete media on West … Continue reading

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CB1′s Anthony Notaro regurgitates BPCA excuses for not funding traffic lights

Update November 5, 2013- At the November 4th CB1 meeting, Anthony Notaro explains how he blindly accepts the BPCA’s excuse for not funding traffic lights in unsafe zones of south BPC, despite having paid for the traffic lights on North … Continue reading

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PS 276 supports DOT plan for concrete medians

October 30, 2013- The PS 276 school will be hosting a safety Town Hall. In the blast email, they specifically mention the City DOT’s plan to install concrete medias on South End Avenue and West Thames. First Town Hall Safety … Continue reading

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BS article gives CB1 credit for safety changes on streets

October 14, 2013- By Steven E. Greer The local advertising flier, The Broadsheet (BS), posted an article on October 10th about the street changes coming to South End and West Thames. The author was Matt Fenton and the article included … 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 had to cross the street. They were very cautious, then quickly walked across when the coast was clear. This happens every day, … Continue reading

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Heavy pedestrian traffic at West Thames and South End Ave

August 10, 2013- This quick video was taken at 5:00 PM on a slow vacation season Saturday, at West Thames Street and South End Avenue. This is the same location the the City DOT has claimed in the past, based … Continue reading

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The DOT street plans for slowing traffic on West Thames and South End

June 17, 2013- By Steven E. Greer A nice turnout of concerned citizens walked all the way to City Hall tonight to meet in the Community Board 1 offices and listen to the City DOT present plans for slowing traffic … Continue reading

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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 (DOT) to shape city planning architecture, a group of 11 people (BPC residents, CB1 members, … Continue reading

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Update on the DOT plan to change South End Avenue

June 5, 2013- By Steven E. Greer The June 4th CB1 meeting delivered an update on the DOT studies that will result in design changes to South End Avenue and West Thames Street. First, the most recent traffic study has … Continue reading

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Citi Bike Share program to begins

May 24, 2013- The Bikes are being inserted into the racks today, for use tomorrow.

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Battery Park City CB1 meeting, February 2013

February 5, 2013 By Steven E. Greer At the monthly CB1 meeting tonight, the much anticipated updates by the BPCA on the ballfields and Asphalt Green repair projects were much ado about nothing. After somewhat of a distracting filibuster about … Continue reading

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CB1 full board presentation of West Thames/South End traffic lights

Little progress on West Thames and South End pedestrian dangers Traffic light for West Thames discussed at First Precinct meeting Serious accident at the dangerous West Thames and Battery Place intersection Much needed traffic light at North End and Murray … Continue reading

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Traffic light for West Thames discussed at First Precinct meeting

November 29, 2012  By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV attended the monthly First Precinct Community Affairs meeting tonight. We asked whether the NYPD ever collaborates with the City DOT about dangerous intersections, such as West Thames Street. Inspector Winski replied … Continue reading

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