The DOT plans to add new lighting and install signage to ward off rogue cyclists in the passageway.
Mark Levine sent a letter to DOT asking for street improvements following two pedestrian accidents.
The new plaza is also meant to help reduce traffic-related injuries and deaths.
DNAinfo's stories ranged from a shame campaign against dog scofflaws to the top laid-back rooftop bars.
Forty of the 50 conceptual street signs, featuring skulls and coat hangers, have been swiped.
Two Queens streets have been selected for the latest round of the city's arterial slow zone program.
Drivers will have to slow to 25 mph on Broadway from Columbus Circle to 220th Street.
Residents are concerned about how the closure will affect parking.
The crosswalks will be at 48th and 49th Avenue near P.S./I.S. 78, where stop signs were recently added.
Residents of Lincoln Road in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens said the change occurred with no notice.
Investigators are looking to talk to construction workers and people involved in the July 4 fireworks.
The DOT will not immediately expand a slow zone to Sixth Avenue, despite requests from the community.
Milk Bar and three other local businesses have asked the DOT for bike corrals, the department said.
The change comes after calls from local leaders for traffic improvements on the Hunters Point street.
Elisa Toro, of The Bronx, was killed in December in a crash on the bridge's exit ramp.
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