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New York City Department of Transportation Weekend Traffic Updates, November 20 - 22, 2009

Manhattan
Northbound West Street, Route 9A (Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to Albany Street): One of three lanes will be closed Saturday 6:00 am to 5:30 pm to facilitate NYSDOT roadway reconstruction.  

Southbound West Street Route, 9A (Liberty Street to Albany Street): Two of three southbound lanes will be closed Saturday 6:00 am to 11:00 am and one of three southbound lanes will be closed from 11:00 am Saturday to 5:00 pm Sunday to facilitate NYSDOT roadway reconstruction.

West Street Underpass (Southbound route 9A to Brooklyn Battery Tunnel): This ramp will be closed Saturday 6:00 am to 5:00 pm to facilitate NYSDOT roadway reconstruction.  

Northbound West Street, Route 9A (West 49 Street to West 51 Street): Two of four northbound lanes will be closed 12:01 am to 10:00 am Saturday and Sunday and one of four northbound lanes will be closed 10:00 am to midnight Saturday and 10:00 am to 10:00 pm Sunday to facilitate Con Edison roadway pavement restoration work.
Note: Assigned alternative route detour will be provided on West 48th St, 11th Avenue returning to West 51st Street.
Note: Southbound Dedicated Left Turn Lane to West 50th Street will be closed during the weekend work.  Motorists will be directed to West 42nd Street turning bay.

6th Avenue between Grand Street and Watts Street: Two lanes of traffic will be maintained from 12:01am Saturday to Noon Sunday to facilitate crane removal operation.

West 20th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 6am to 9pm to facilitate crane operation.

East 21st Street between Broadway and Park Avenue South: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 24th Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

East 29th Street between Park Avenue South and Madison Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 6am to 9pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 45th Street between 5th Avenue and Avenue of the Americas: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 4am to 8pm to facilitate crane removal operation.

East 49th Street between 2nd Avenue and 1st Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

East 50th Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday from 8am to 4pm and Sunday from 12 Noon to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 51st Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 6am to 9pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 56th Street between 11th Avenue and 12th Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 7am to 7pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 65th Street between West End Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 4pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 76th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 5pm to facilitate crane operation.

East 78th Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 3pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 91st Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue: This street will be closed Friday from 9am to 2pm to facilitate crane operation.

East 110th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday for a maximum of three hours between 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane removal operation.

East 111th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday 6am to 6pm to facilitate crane removal operation.

Rector Street (from Washington Street to Northbound West Street, route 9A): This street will remain closed until December 8, 2009.  The street will be open for emergency vehicle access on the weekend of Nov 21-22 during a nearby crane demobilization. 

Grand Street between 6th Avenue and Thompson Street: This street will be closed limited hours between 12:01am Saturday to 8am Sunday only during crane disassembly.

Watts Street between 6th Avenue and Thompson Street: This street will be closed limited hours between Saturday 12:01am to Sunday 8am only while crane is dissembled.

Thompson Street between Broome Street and Spring Street: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 6am to 9pm to facilitate crane operation.

Charlton Street between Avenue of the Americas and Varick Street: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

Leonard Street between Lafayette Street and Broadway: This street will be closed Saturday from 8am to 6pm and Sunday from 9am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

Carlisle Street between Washington Street and Greenwich Street: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 6am to 9pm to facilitate crane removal operation.

Carlisle between Washington Street and West Street: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 6am to 9pm to facilitate crane removal operation.

Washington Street between Carlisle Street and Albany Street: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 6am to 9pm to facilitate crane operation.

Stone Street between Coenties Alley and Williams Street: This street will be closed Monday April 27th through November 30th from 11am to 6pm for the Stone Street Pedestrian Mall as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

Manhattan/Brooklyn
Manhattan Bridge: One of three lanes on the lower roadway westbound will be closed Saturday and Sunday from 5am to 7pm for NYCDOT structural repairs.

Brooklyn Bridge: One of three lanes eastbound to Brooklyn will be closed Saturday from 6am to 2pm to facilitate NYCDOT bridge repair work.

Brooklyn
Southbound Adams Street Service Road between Tillary Street and Red Cross Place: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 6am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

Gallatin Place between Livingston Street and Fulton Street: This street will be closed Saturday from 10pm to Sunday 6am to facilitate crane operation.

Brooklyn/Queens
Grand Street Bridge over Newtown Creek: This bridge will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 7am to 5pm to facilitate NYCDOT bridge repairs. Motorists should follow posted detour and use Metropolitan Avenue Bridge.
Queens
35th Avenue between 36th Street and 37th Street: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

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NYC Weekend Bridge and Street Closures / Traffic Updates-- November 7 - 8, 2009

Manhattan
West Street Northbound (Route 9A) from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to Cedar Street: Two of three northbound lanes will be closed from 6am to 9am Saturday November 7th, 2009. One of 3 northbound lanes will be closed from 9am Saturday November 7, 2009 to 6pm Sunday November 8, 2009 to facilitate NYSDOT roadway work.

7th Avenue between West 24th Street and West 25th Street: Two lanes of traffic will be maintained 12:01am to Noon Saturday and/or Sunday for crane operation. One of two lanes may be closed intermittently during lifting operations only.

East 15th Street between Irving Place and Third Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 31st Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 4pm to facilitate crane operation.

East 40th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 6am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 40th Street between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday 12:01am to 6am to facilitate crane operation.

West 43rd Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday 6am to Sunday 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 44th Street between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 12:01am to 10am to facilitate crane operation.

West 44th Street between 12th Avenue and 11th Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 6am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

East 45th Street between 2nd Avenue and 1st Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 46th Street between 8th Avenue and Broadway: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 12:01am to 9am to facilitate crane operation.

48th Street between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue: This street will be closed 8pm Friday to 6am Monday to facilitate roadway operation by MTA.

East 50th Street between Lexington Avenue and Third Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

East 52nd Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 53rd Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue: This street will be closed 8am Saturday to 4pm Saturday to facilitate crane removal operation.

West 56th Street between 11th Avenue and 12th Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 7am to 7pm to facilitate crane operation.

East 69th Street between 1st Avenue and York Avenue: This street will be closed 10pm Friday to 6pm Saturday to facilitate roadway work.

East 75th Street between 1st Avenue and York Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

East 75th Street between 3rd Avenue and Lexington Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 3pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 76th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 12:01am Saturday to 9pm Sunday to facilitate crane operation.

East 77th Street between 1st Avenue and York Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday from 8am to 4pm to facilitate crane operation.

East 78th Street and 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 4pm to facilitate crane operation.

East 119th Street between 1st Avenue and Pleasant Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday from 9am to 4pm to facilitate crane operation.

Greene Street between Canal Street and Grand Street: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 4pm to facilitate crane operation.

Morton Street between Hudson Street and Bedford Street: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

MacDougal Street between West 3rd Street and West 4th Street: This street will be closed Saturday from 8am to 4pm to facilitate crane operation.

Madison Avenue between East 42nd Street an East 57th Street: This street will be closed Sunday from 11am to 6pm for the Arch Diocese of NY St. Patrick's Cathedral Young Adults Madison Avenue Festival as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

Stone Street between Coenties Alley and Williams Street: This street will be closed Monday April 27th through November 30th from 11am to 6pm for the Stone Street Pedestrian Mall as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

Manhattan/Queens
Queens Midtown Tunnel: The Manhattan-bound tube will be closed from 1am Sunday to 5:30am Monday. Two-way traffic will be maintained, for cars only, in the remaining tube. Motorists should expect delays. Trucks should use alternate east river crossings, except Brooklyn Bridge which is for cars only. Closures are also scheduled for Sunday 1am November 15 to Monday 5:30am November 16 in the Queens-bound tube.
Manhattan /Brooklyn
Manhattan Bridge: One of three lanes on the lower level Manhattan bound-westbound will be closed Saturday from 7am to 5pm for NYCDOT bridge repair.
Brooklyn
Gowanus Expressway outbound/southbound BQE to Prospect Expressway; BQE/Gowanus Expressway southbound exit to Hamilton Avenue; Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to southbound Gowanus Expressway: Two of four lanes will be maintained southbound on the Gowanus Expressway. (a third lane will be open at 11am Sunday). Traffic will be maintained southbound, as well as the exit to the Prospect Expressway. The exit to Hamilton Avenue from the southbound BQE/Gowanus Expressway will be closed until 11am Sunday. Motorists should use the prior Atlantic Avenue exit or the next 39th Street exit. Traffic exiting the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel will be routed onto Hamilton Avenue until 11am Sunday and may re-enter the Prospect Expressway or Gowanus Expressway via 17th Street. Additionally Gowanus Expressway traffic may continue on 3rd Avenue southbound and enter the Gowanus at 62nd Street. These closures will be in effect weather permitting, from 11pm Friday through 5am Monday to facilitate NYSDOT deck rehabilitation work.

Chestnut Street between East 15th Street and East 16th Street: This street will be closed 8pm Friday to 5am Monday to facilitate crane operation.

48th Street between New Utrecht Avenue and 12th Avenue: This street will be closed 9am to 2pm Friday and 5am to 10pm Saturday and Sunday to facilitate crane operation.

51st Street between New Utrecht Avenue and 13th Avenue: This street will be closed 9am to 2pm Friday and 5am to 10pm Saturday and Sunday to facilitate crane operation.

Adams Street southbound service roadway between Red Cross Place and Tillary Street: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 6am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

Brooklyn/Queens
Grand Street Bridge over Newtown Creek: This bridge will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 7am to 5pm to facilitate NYCDOT bridge repairs. Motorists should follow posted detour and use Metropolitan Avenue Bridge.
Queens
29th Street between 30th Avenue and Newtown Avenue: This bridge will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 7am to 5pm to facilitate NYCDOT bridge repairs. Motorists should follow posted detour and use Metropolitan Avenue Bridge.

Formation: 80th Street and Metropolitan Avenue
Route: Metropolitan Avenue from 80th Street to Rentar Plaza
The above streets will be closed Sunday from 11am to 4pm for the Village Veteran's Day Parade as permitted by NYPD.

Bronx
Tinton Avenue between Home Street and East 168th Street: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 4pm to facilitate crane operation.

Formation: Lafayette Avenue between Brinsmade and Edison Avenue
Route: East Tremont Avenue between Lafayette and Lawton Avenues; Lawton Avenue between East Tremont Avenue and Throgs Neck Expressway Service Road (Northbound); Throgs Neck Expressway Service Road (Northbound) between Lawton Avenue and Meagher Avenues
End: Bicentennial Veteran's Park
The above streets will be closed Sunday from 11am to 4pm for the Bronx United Veteran's Parade as permitted by NYPD.

Honest Building Inspectors in New York City

BUILDINGS COMMISSIONER LIMANDRI COMMENDS ANOTHER INSPECTOR FOR REPORTING A BRIBE TO DOI WHICH LED TO AN ARREST

"For the second time this month, I would like to commend one of our inspectors for reporting a bribe to the Department of Investigation that led to an arrest. The honest work of these inspectors reflects the integrity of so many of our employees and the recent strides we have made to fight corruption. We have a duty to enforce the law and protect the public, and I am proud to say these inspectors fulfilled their duty to this Department, their coworkers and millions of New Yorkers. I would like to thank DOI Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn and her staff for their immediate and decisive action, and I urge our employees to continue telling the contractors in this City that they can keep their money."

BUILDINGS COMMISSIONER ROBERT LIMANDRI COMMENDS DOB INSPECTOR WHO REPORTED BRIBERY ALLEGATIONS THAT LED TO AN ARREST BY DOI

"I would like to commend one of our inspectors for reporting a bribe to the Department of Investigation, which led to the October 6th arrest of Hersel Hedvat, a Manhattan business owner. Our inspector told DOI investigators that Hedvat offered him money not to issue a violation and a Stop Work Order after he failed to have proper plans at a construction site at 1324 Lexington Avenue. Our inspector flatly refused and issued the Stop Work Order, which is still in effect. This inspector exemplifies the hard work and integrity of so many people at the Buildings Department who have dedicated their lives to protecting the public and ensuring safe development. New Yorkers are depending on all of us to make construction sites safer, and this inspector shows why they should. I would like to thank DOI for their prompt action, and I encourage all employees to report any wrongdoing immediately."

October 15, 2009 Chicago City Council Zoning Committee Agenda Items

See all October, 2009 city council items here.

A resolution recommending a proposed ordinance authorizing the sale of City-owned land under the Adjacent Neighbors Land Acquisition Program.The land is commonly known as 6316 South Aberdeen Street and is located in the 16th Ward. (09-065-21)


A resolution recommending a proposed ordinance authorizing the negotiated sale of City-owned land. The land is commonly known as 5922 South Prairie Avenue and is located in the 20th Ward. (09-066-21)

A resolution recommending a proposed ordinance authorizing the negotiated sale of City-owned land. The land is commonly known as 4841 West Ferdinand Street and is located in the 28th Ward. (09-067-21)

A resolution recommending a proposed ordinance authorizing the negotiated sale of City-owned land. The land is commonly known as 3524 West Fulton Boulevard and is located in the 28th Ward. (09-068-21)

A resolution recommending a proposed ordinance authorizing the negotiated sale of City-owned land. The land is commonly known as 3825 West Division Street and is located in the 27th Ward. (09-069-21)

A proposed Business Planned Development Application submitted by James McHugh Construction Co. for the property generally located at 2206-2236 South Indiana Avenue and 109-133 East Cermak Road. The Applicant proposes to construct a six-story building to be utilized as an electronic data storage center. The 63,262 square foot (1.45 acres) site iscurrently zoned DS-5 Downtown Service District. (2nd Ward)

A Lake Michigan and Chicago Lakefront Protection Application No. 573 submitted by the Chicago Park District for the property generally located at 4101 South Lake Shore Drive. The Applicant proposes to construct a new comfort station measuring approximately 2,500 square feet. (4th Ward)

A proposed amendment to Residential Planned Development No. 840 as amended, submitted by Alderman Toni Preckwinkle to designate theproperty generally located at 828 and 830 East 38th Street, 3746-3754 South Ellis Avenue, and 3753-55 South Cottage Grove Avenue as a new Sub Area C which will contain 72 dwelling units, 65 parking spaces and residential support services. The overall unit count for the Planned Development will remain the same. (4th Ward)

A proposed Waterway-Industrial Planned Development Application submitted by Adlman Truck and Equipment Corp. for the propertygenerally located at 3033-3051 East 106th Street, within Planned Manufacturing District No. 6. The Applicant proposes to establish a Class IV Recycling Facility and construct a one-story warehouse with office area and truck service area. (10th Ward)

A proposed Residential-Business Planned Development Application submitted by Wabash Development Group Corp. for the property generally located at 2421 - 2439 South Wallace Street and 508 - 534 West 24th Place. The Applicant proposes to construct a 13-story building with approximately 220,000 square feet of retail/commercial space, 77 residential units, and 420 off-street parking spaces. The Applicant proposes to change the zoning of the site from M2-2 Light Industry District to B3-5 Community Shopping District prior to establishing this planned development. (25th Ward)

A proposed Business Planned Development Application submitted by Boyce - II, LLC for the property generally located at 501 - 521 North Clark Street, 54 - 74 West Illinois Street, and 55 - 75 West Grand Avenue. The Applicant proposes to construct a 17-story building with approximately 621 hotel keys and ground floor retail space. (42nd Ward)

A Lake Michigan and Chicago Lakefront Protection Application No. 574 submitted by the Chicago Park District for the property generally located at 5801 North Lake Shore Drive. The Applicant proposes to construct a new comfort station measuring approximately 2,500 square feet on a portion of Osterman Beach. (48th Ward)

A Lake Michigan and Chicago Lakefront Protection Application No. 572 submitted by the Public Building Commission of Chicago for the property generally located at West Bryn Mawr Avenue and North Lake Shore Drive. The Applicant proposes to construct a new children's playground on a portion of Osterman Beach. (48th Ward)

A proposed Residential Planned Development Application submitted by JRC 108 Jefferson, LLC for the property generally located at 108 - 124 North Jefferson Street. The Applicant proposes to construct a 36-story building with approximately 304 residential units, 248 off-street parking spaces and ground floor retail space. The Applicant proposes to change the zoning of the site from DC-12 Downtown Core District to DX-12 Downtown Mixed-Use District prior to establishing this planned development. (42nd Ward)

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Daniel X. O'Neil: Chicago-based writer and internet developer. I am a co-founder of and the People Person for EveryBlock, a site that pulls together local news and public information. I run dozens of personal projects and websites for clients, and also own half of a poetry book company.

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