The Lower East Side Quality of Life Improvement plan is a multi-agency plan to improve quality of life for New Yorkers living in one of the city’s densest nightlife districts. The plan is focused on a 6-block area on Orchard and Ludlow Streets between Houston and Delancey on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
Improvements will reduce traffic and pedestrian congestion on the street and make garbage sweeping routes more effective. Nightlife patrons will also see a new etiquette campaign encouraging them to be more respectful aware of their surroundings.
Residents and businesses often complain of late-night horn honking and loud voices as traffic stops due to double-parked cars dropping off and collecting passengers on narrow streets.
The plan addresses residents' and businesses’ concerns and make their neighborhood more livable, and was designed with the support and input of the community and businesses and has the buy-in of residents, business owners, workers, and local officials.
New parking regulations to ease traffic congestion, reduce noise
Sanitation sweeper schedule coordinated with bar closing times for greater effectiveness
Lower East Side Partnership and Council Member Chin supporting clean-up effort
Increased regulation of for-hire vehicles
“Night Owl” etiquette campaign urging patrons to be more considerate (Download: Posters)