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05.18.15 Bucky Turco

On Monday, the NYC DOT held a press conference to unveil its “art beautification project” at the 191st Street tunnel in Washington Heights. The agency commissioned graffiti and street artists to paint the passageway that stretches for nearly four blocks… legally. Over the past few days they’ve been doing just that and expect to be […]

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05.05.15 Prachi Gupta

The delivery messengers at Domino’s Pizza don’t give a fuck about the city’s commercial biking rules. DNAinfo looked at the Department of Transportation’s data around restaurants in violation of the law between April 2013 and August 2014 and found that the pizza chain was the number one offender. According to data from the DOT, Domino’s […]

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04.22.15 Prachi Gupta

A few simple improvements to Fourth Avenue have led to a marked improvement in pedestrian safety, including reducing pedestrian injuries by over 60% and crashes by 20%. The findings were printed in the DOT’s project evaluation and analyzed by Streetsblog. The project is an initiative under Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Great Streets program and […]

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03.23.15 Liam Mathews

There may be an old-ass choo-choo train buried deep under Cobble Hill, but the DOT won’t let the National Geographic Channel dig it out because of wounded pride, the New York Daily News reports. Bob Diamond, the subway historian who re-discovered the abandoned Atlantic Avenue tunnel believes there’s an 1830s-era locomotive hidden behind a thick […]

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03.09.15 Prachi Gupta

America was once broken, tattered and torn. The cold came in and killed all that was good and noble and free atop the Brooklyn Bridge. But the Department of Transportation has vanquished the evil and restored our symbol of pride: #NYCDOT raises new American flags on top of the #BrooklynBridge today, a refreshing sight after […]

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06.09.14 Marina Galperina

The giant pothole in the middle of the Hart St and Knickerbocker Ave intersection in Bushwick has been “fixed.” This bright yellow El Especialito newspaper box was creatively placed into the hole to warn drivers of the obstacle (by replacing it with a more noticeable one). The hole was big enough to partially submerge the […]

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01.14.13 ANIMAL

Last week, the City of New York announced that it would be rolling out newly designed parking signs to replace older, more confusing ones. A major part of that overhaul, which was done by a design firm with one of the coolest names ever, consisted of a “simplified layout that cuts back on the number […]

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01.08.13 Bucky Turco

Drivers looking to park their vehicles in New York City won’t need a local fixer or translator to figure out what the regulations are because the DOT finally made a good sign-related decision. All of the parking signs have been redesigned, making them easier to read and more importantly, to comprehend. The newly formatted signs […]

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08.22.12 Bucky Turco & Aymann Ismail

The city recently posted a no left-turn (ever) sign at the intersection of Essex and Delancey to make traffic there less deadly, but many drivers are totally ignoring it—just like they blatantly did with the previous sign! Last week, the DOT told Gothamist that it would “monitor the location” and so ANIMAL decided to do […]

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06.18.12 Allison Burtch

We’re pretty excited about New York City’s new bike share, which we think will be good for the city and good for New Yorkers. But some superstitious residents near the United Nation’s Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza are calling foul on the Citibike program, saying it could be used by “terrorists.” Because, you know, their proprietary parts […]

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