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Posts Tagged ‘Brooklyn’

NYC: Bay Ridge Gets a Brand New Subway Station

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

“This station opening is a huge benefit for Bay Ridge, delivering subway customers new tools to manage their commute, including countdown clocks, Wi-Fi connectivity and USB ports, as well as an enhanced station with better lighting, improved signage and new art,” said MTA Chairman Joseph J. Lhota. “We are also proud to announce that our newly amended Capital Plan now includes new funding for four fully accessible, ADA-compliant stations in Bay Ridge – which will deliver a level of accessibility to this neighborhood that has never existed before.”?

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ACEC Engineering Excellence 2017: Newtown Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant Upgrade in Brooklyn, NY

Monday, July 3rd, 2017
Michael Baker Int’l; CB&I; Gannett Fleming (Joint Venture), Newtown Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

Innovative upgrades helped double this waste water plant’s wet-weather processing capacity to 720 million gallons per day, while increasing sediment and grit removal to 92 percent and reducing odor. To reduce discharges into the East River, the project team utilized advanced 4D modeling technology to deliver four new treatment components— totaling $1.3 billion—and inspected the interiors of eight, 140-foot-high egg-shaped anaerobic digesters that sit atop the plant. They also implemented a biogas program that is expected to heat nearly 5,200 homes and reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by more than 90,000 metric tons by the end of this year.

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NYC: Celebrating 50 Years of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Now celebrating its fiftieth year, MTA Bridges and Tunnels’ Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opened to the public on November 21, 1964.

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Brooklyn, NY: Expanding the Bike Lane System

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Bike lanes in Brooklyn are getting a makeover. Safer, broader and away from pedestrian sidewalks, bike lanes in Williamsburg will help reduce the injuries and accidents that occcur from collision driven paths.

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NYC: Citizens Demand 20 MPH Slow Zones

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Streetfilms visited a well-attended event of 35 activists and volunteers in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. There’s a big push citiwide in NYC from many sides including traffic safety neighborhood groups, advocacy groups and NYC councilmembers to get Albany’s state government to pass a “home rule” law allowing NYC to set the city wide speed limit at 20 mph.

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NYC Arts for Transit: Tree of Life by Xin Song

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

MTA Arts for Transit: “Tree of Life” by Xin Song
Learn more about this artwork commissioned by MTA Arts for Transit for the Bay Parkway subway station in Brooklyn.

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NYC: Documenting a Flawed Pedestrian Crossing

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Documenting where people have been killed by motorists in 2014.
Map of 2014 traffic violence: batchgeo.com/map/55e0ecd5ce1dcc24badd23efd8fcd254
Map of 2013 traffic violence: batchgeo.com/map/0f05e7eba3d60c353cbc0987c77404a4
Additional #VisionZero2014 videos: vimeo.com/album/2684188

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NYC: “Solar for Sandy” Installation

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

In October 2013, Global Green USA, with the support of IKEA and the NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation, announced the Red Hook Recreation Center as the recipient of the first, official ‘Solar For Sandy’ install…’Solar For Sandy’ will bring renewed resilience to the Red Hook community as it continues to recover from the superstorm. This is the first of five community facilities in New York/New Jersey that will receive grid-tied, back-up solar energy systems. We also conducted a pilot install in Far Rockaway, NY last summer.

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Infra Week: 12-6-2013

Friday, December 6th, 2013
Jefferson Station CTA

CTA Blue Line Rehab
Hudson Line Trains Resume After Metro-North Derailment
New B44 bus will take you there…faster!
Folsom Buffered Bike Lane Goes Green
Amazon is not alone: UPS, Google also testing delivery drones

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Time-Lapse of Hurricane Sandy Hitting NYC

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

– SMvideoChan on YouTube

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