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Monday, August 19, 2019

MTA To Cut 4 Brooklyn Stops On B38 Route With Switch To Longer Buses

DOWNTOWN/FORT GREENE/CLINTON HILL - The MTA has announced additional changes to the B38 route to accommodate longer buses that will be introduced in September. Bklyner reported last week that the B15, B38, and B54 buses...

@BrownBikeGirl On Bike Lanes, White Guys, And Educating All

CLINTON HILL — A few years ago Courtney Williams was unemployed and about to leave New York City. "I remember putting up the posters trying to leave the city, trying to sell stuff out of my...

Thief Snatches Commuter’s Jewelry At Nevins Street MTA Station

Police have arrested 59-year-old Keith Clark of Bed-Stuy in connection with this incident and charged him with robbery and criminal possession of stolen property. DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - The NYPD is requesting the public's assistance...

Park Slope Neighbor Jose Alzorriz Is The 19 Cyclist To Be Killed This Year

MIDWOOD - Another cyclist is dead due to reckless driving, making 19 total fatalities this year alone, of which 14 were in Brooklyn. At 12:30 pm on August 11, Sunday, an 18-year-old driving southbound on...

DOT To Complete 4th Ave Bike Lane In Sunset Park This Year

SUNSET PARK - Following a spate of bicycle-related fatalities this year, including the July 29th death of 30-year-old Em Samolewicz on 3rd Avenue, the city announced on Wednesday that the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT)...

Brooklyn Navy Yard Introduces Fleet Of Self-Driving Cars

BROOKLYN NAVY YARD - Beginning Wednesday, August 7, six self-driving cars will shuttle commuters between the Brooklyn Navy Yard's Dock 72 NYC Ferry stop and the campus's Cumberland Gate at Flushing Avenue, becoming New...

Myrtle Ave BID Petitions Against B54 Bus Cuts, Rally On Thursday

CLINTON HILL/FORT GREENE/DOWNTOWN - Commuters who rely on the B54 bus are fighting against the MTA's plans to cut service on the line this fall. The B54 runs from Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn via...

Hochul Announces $10 Mil in State Funds for Downtown BK Public Spaces

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul announced Thursday that the Brooklyn Navy Yard area will get $10 million in upgrades to its streetscape and to neighborhood institutions. The 6-part project is part of a...

Em Samolewicz Was A Gentle Spirit, Killed While Bicycling

SUNSET PARK - Em Samolewicz, 30, was an artist and a yogi. Her friends and colleagues describe her as a gentle, kind soul; a "magical creature." Two days ago, she was killed riding her...

It’s Not About Buses, It’s About Respect: A Heated Meeting Over Church Avenue Parking

PROSPECT PARK SOUTH — The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) is moving ahead with its plan to speed up B35 along Church Avenue by taking away parking, DOT Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Keith Bray told...

Elected Officials Focus On Notorious Marine Park Intersection During DOT Tour

MARINE PARK - On Wednesday morning, elected officials toured the notorious Kings Highway and Nostrand Avenue intersection in Marine Park with the Department of Transportation (DOT) borough commissioner to find safety solutions for both...

LPI Bill Passes, Allowing Bicyclists To Follow Pedestrian Signals

Last week, the New York City Council passed a bill which will allow bicyclists to follow Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI) traffic signals at intersections, permitting them to cross a few seconds before cars get the green light. An LPI...

UPDATE- It Keeps Happening: 18th Cyclist Killed In Sunset Park

UPDATE: The cyclist has been identified as Em Samolewicz. She was 30-years-old. A candlelight vigil will be taking place tonight at 5:30 p.m. at 36th Street and Third Avenue. SUNSET PARK - Another cyclist was...

Fred Baptiste Hopes To Rein In Dysfunctional Crown Heights Community Board

CROWN HEIGHTS —On Tuesday, one of New York City’s most dysfunctional community boards got a new leader. Fred Baptiste took the helm of Brooklyn Community Board 9 at a special meeting earlier this week— a...

Noted: Longer Reads & Listens About Streets, Shores, And History

The Last Stand of Brooklyn’s Underground Railroad - A rowhouse with a storied history is facing demolition (Atlas Obscura) The Brooklyn Heights Promenade Was a Robert Moses Head Fake - Thomas J. Campanella writes in...
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