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Michael Auerbach

The Fight for 34th Street

The Fight for 34th Street

A long, long time ago (2005), in a galaxy not so far away (Murray Hill)…. I actually lived on 34th Street between 1st and 2nd. Ah the memories: the Midtown tunnel! Soot (and debris)! Horns! Who could forget those horns! Fast forward 6 years. (Ok, so it wasn’t that long ago). The traffic, pollution and overall […]

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Another Pedestrian Killed on the UES

Steve Vaccaro, Chair of Transportation Alternatives East Side Committee and fellow UESider, files this post on last night’s tragedy: (Disclaimer: The views expressed below are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect those of Upper Green Side) For those of you who have not heard, a young woman named Laurence Renard was killed […]

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It's My Park Day on the East River Greenway!

It’s My Park Day on the East River Greenway!

Help take care of your park! Join Upper Green Side as we help take care of the East River Greenway on It’s My Park Day presented by Partnerships for Parks. We’ll be doing some general clean up of the park, as well as painting the railing and maybe some benches. We’ll also be testing the […]

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October East River Greenway Update

October East River Greenway Update

What RIOC giveth, NYC DOT taketh away… We gave an enthusiastic high-five to ourselves today when we saw the fencing that had been barricading the 60th Street entrance ramp to the East River Greenway at York Avenue for months had finally been taken down. But just as RIOC  puts the finishing touches on its much-awaited […]

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Can You See Me Now?

Can You See Me Now?

Upper Green Side is happy to partner with NYC DOT to promote safer cycling as the warm summer suns fades into the early cool nights of fall. With cycling in New York City at an all-time recorded high, DOT calls on all cyclists to bike safely and responsibly and use legally-required white headlights and red […]

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10/10/10: SBS on the UES

10/10/10: SBS on the UES

Well the day is finally here:  Select Bus Service officially launched today along the East Side of Manhattan. After months of preparation and public engagement, the MTA & NYC DOT have scrapped the M15 limited bus service and replaced it with their version of Bus Rapid Transit up and down 1st & 2nd Avenues. The […]

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Advocacy Ride to Support the East River Greenway

Advocacy Ride to Support the East River Greenway

The East River Greenway is poised to become the backbone of an incredible sustainable transportation network on the East Side…but first we need to complete it! Join Upper Green Side, Transportation Alternatives and other members of the East River Greenway Initiative as we showcase the best and the worst of our beloved East River Greenway. […]

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Shop 2nd Ave!

Shop 2nd Ave!

“Yeah, maybe my grandkids will ride it one day.” Remember those signs in the subway saying the subway would be done in 2015? Hilarious. Now we’re looking at 2018 (maybe…) Until the project is finally done, Upper East Siders will continue to deal with ongoing construction, dynamite deliveries, runaway Tunnel Boring Machines and the like. […]

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Critical Greenway Meeting This Thursday

Critical Greenway Meeting This Thursday

This Thursday evening the Environment & Sanitation and 197a committees of Community Board 8 will be discussing whether to support retaining the caissons from the former FDR Drive Outer Detour Roadway, to be used as part of the project to close the midtown gap in the East River Greenway. Its crucial that we have as […]

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Summer Streets 2010

Summer Streets 2010

Grab your swim trunks because this year’s Summer Streets will now have 300% more pools. That’s right pools. The “dumpster pools” of Gowanus are officially moving on up to the East Side. Three former dumpsters will be recycled and transformed into pools on the east of Park Avenue between 40th and 41st Streets this summer […]

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