New York City’s Most Dangerous Intersections

New York City's 50 Most Dangerous Intersections

As I wrote a few days ago, I have taken the “training wheels off” this blog by writing more personal items. I will, of course, continue to write about vehicle and traffic issues but will be expanding the scope with my of my posts.

Anyway, today’s post is purely a traffic one. Transportation Alternatives, New York City’s advocates for traffic safety, recently identified 50 of the most dangerous intersections in New York City. The list is based upon the total number of pedestrian injuries and fatalities for the seven-year between 1995 and 2001. It should be noted, however, thatmotor vehicle fatalities are down in 2008 and 2009 nationwide. Indeed, the total number of motor vehicle fatalities in 2008 was the lowest total since 1961.

Below is the list of the most dangerous New York City intersections:

Rank Borough Intersection Fatalities Injuries
1Manhattan E 33RD ST @ PARK AVE 0 118
2Brooklyn UTICA AVE @ EASTERN PKWY 4 88
3Bronx W 170TH ST @ GRAND CONCOURSE 0 60
4Bronx E 183RD ST @ GRAND CONCOURSE 2 54
5Bronx WEBSTER AVE @ E FORDHAM RD 0 56
6Bronx E 167TH ST @ GRAND CONCOURSE 2 53
7Manhattan 7TH AVE @ W 34TH ST 0 55
8Brooklyn ATLANTIC AVE @ NOSTRAND AVE 3 51
9Manhattan ESSEX ST @ DELANCEY ST 1 51
10Manhattan W 14TH ST @ AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS 1 51
11Queens 63RD DR @ QUEENS BLVD 1 50
12Brooklyn EASTERN PKWY @ FRANKLIN AVE 3 47
13Manhattan 7TH AVE @ W 145TH ST 1 49
14Bronx BRUCKNER BLVD @ HUNTS POINT AVE 2 47
15Manhattan 8TH AVE @ W 42ND ST 2 46
16Queens HILLSIDE AVE @ PARSONS BLVD 1 47
17Manhattan 3RD AVE @ E 42ND ST 0 47
18Manhattan 3RD AVE @ E 14TH ST 1 45
19Manhattan 8TH AVE @ W 34TH ST 1 45
20Brooklyn FULTON ST @ FLATBUSH AVE EXT 0 46
21Manhattan 1ST AVE @ E 14TH ST 1 43
22Brooklyn EASTERN PKWY @ NOSTRAND AVE 0 44
23Manhattan W 42ND ST @ AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS 0 44
24Manhattan 9TH AVE @ W 42ND ST 0 44
25Manhattan W 125TH ST @ AMSTERDAM AVE 0 44
26Queens MAIN ST @ ROOSEVELT AVE 1 42
27Manhattan E 42ND ST @ LEXINGTON AVE 0 43
28Queens JAMAICA AVE @ PARSONS BLVD 0 43
29Bronx E GUN HILL RD @ WHITE PLAINS RD 0 42
30Brooklyn CHURCH AVE @ FLATBUSH AVE 0 42
31Manhattan 5TH AVE @ W 34TH ST 0 41
32Manhattan AVENUE A @ E HOUSTON ST 3 37
33Bronx 3RD AVE @ MELROSE AVE 1 39
34Manhattan E 23RD ST @ PARK AVE 1 39
35Manhattan BROADWAY @ UNION SQ W 0 40
36Queens ARCHER AVE @ SUTPHIN BLVD 0 39
37Manhattan 9TH AVE @ W 57TH ST 3 35
38Manhattan BOWERY @ W HOUSTON ST 2 36
39Queens 46TH ST @ QUEENS BLVD 2 36
40Manhattan W 34TH ST b/w 5TH AVE/E 34TH ST & BROADWAY/AVENUE
OF THE AMERICAS 1 37
41Bronx W BURNSIDE AVE b/w W 179TH ST & UNIVERSITY AVE 0 38
42Brooklyn AVENUE U @ FLATBUSH AVE 0 38
43Manhattan 9TH AVE @ W 23RD ST 0 38
44Manhattan 3RD AVE @ E 57TH ST 0 38
45Manhattan W 57TH ST @ AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS 0 38
46Queens 71ST AVE @ QUEENS BLVD 1 36
47Queens UNION ST @ NORTHERN BLVD 1 36
48Bronx W FORDHAM RD @ UNIVERSITY AVE 0 37
49Manhattan 7TH AVE @ W 23RD ST 0 37
50Queens ARCHER AVE @ PARSONS BLVD 0 37

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  • You left out two dangerous Manhattan intersections: 60th and 61st Streets at Broadway. A woman was knocked down in a horrible accident at 61st and Broadway today. I have complained for years about this, and nothing has been done! Are they waiting until a certain quota of people have been maimed or killed before they do anything about it?

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