Video Detailing the Arduous Process of Closing a Street in New York City

Video journalist Dave Gershgorn recently created this short info video detailing the arduous process of getting a New York City street closed for construction or repairs, frequently involving multiple different government and conservation agencies for a single closure.

For lane closures in Lower Manhattan, there are specific rules and permits; almost a dozen city agencies must approve complex construction efforts. While the Department of Transportation takes the lead in this process, what happens if a tree is affected by the construction? That requires a separate permit from the Department of Environmental Protection.

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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