Provost Street

Greenpoint Security Guard Killed by SUV Crash Thursday Night

The Time Warner facility near the intersection of Provost Street and Paige Avenue (via Google Maps)

A driver of an SUV lost control and veered off of the road striking and killing a security guard who was inside a security booth near the intersection of Paige Avenue and Provost Street around 8 p.m. on Thursday night, NY Daily News first reported: Continue reading

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Greenpoint’s Taxi Graveyard

Photo © Emma Whitford via the Gothamist
Photo © Emma Whitford via the Gothamist

In the land of transportation woes, Greenpoint has got another thing to worry about. It’s a yellow graveyard growing on the outer-edges of Provost Street. No, these aren’t daisies growing in a cemetery; these are the remains of discarded NYC cabbies which nobody wants to claim.

For a good part of the year, this graveyard has crept outside of the crowded taxi dispatch, McGuiness Management Corporation, located on the corner of McGuiness Boulevard and Huron Street and continues to grow outwards onto the surrounding streets. With the Uber lobbyists hard at work in Albany and the infusion of green taxis making outer borough pick-ups, yellow taxis are feeling the pinch. Their carcasses can be seen snaking their way  onto Provost Street, filling up side blocks all the way from Huron down to Freeman Street.

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