Inside the worst train wreck in NYC history; Lower East Side ferry route launches today

Posted On Wed, August 29, 2018 By

Posted On Wed, August 29, 2018 By In Daily Link Fix

A photo of the Malbone Street Wreck on Nov. 1, 1918, courtesy of the New York Transit Museum (L); Via NYC Ferry (R)

  • On Nov. 1, 1918, 100 lives were lost when a Brooklyn Rapid Transit employee lost control of a train at the Prospect Park station. The event was so horrific that the name of the street was changed so New Yorkers would not be reminded of it. [NYP]
  • Eight unique ways to celebrate Labor Day weekend in NYC. [Untapped Cities]
  • The connection is unclear, but SpikedSeltzer is giving out 60 bicycles between today and Thursday to residents affected by the L train shutdown. [Bushwick Daily]
  • The city released a framework for the Gowanus rezoning in June, but local developers are concerned it doesn’t allow for great enough density to offset construction costs. [Crain’s]
  • The NYC Ferry’s Lower East Side route, the sixth and final route, launches today. It connects Long Island City, the LES, and Lower Manhattan in 32 minutes. [Office of the Mayor]
  • A new study shows that conditions at NYCHA units have remained in a deteriorated state over the past four years, while private apartments have improved. [NYDN]
  • Foundation work has begun for Thomas Heatherwick’s High Line-straddling “bubble” condo towers. [CityRealty]

 

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