The Day: A Hit and Run Driver Injures Six, a Girl Power Art Event and Tish James Faces Fines Over Rental Property

Locals enjoyed sunny skies this past weekend. (Photo by Francisco Daum)
Locals enjoyed sunny skies this past weekend. (Photo by Francisco Daum)

Good morning, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

We hope you had a chance to enjoy the gorgeous weather around the neighborhood this past weekend. If you snapped some pictures while you were out in the park or having brunch, be sure to share them in The Nabe’s Flickr pool.

Today brings rain and a possible thunderstorm before noon, according to the National Weather Service, so make sure to bring an umbrella today.

Here’s some local news to start your week.

  • A hit-and-run driver injured six people, one critically, in Clinton Hill crash yesterday at 6:45 p.m., reported NBC 4 New York. The driver was arrested after fleeing the scene on Washington and Greene Avenues, according to the FDNY.
  • Teenage girls used art to speak out against street harassment on Sunday, reported DNAinfo. Led by City Council Member Laurie Cumbo, activist group Hollaback and artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, girls 12 to 17 pasted their messages speaking out against sexual harassment using wheat paste on a wall between Saint Felix and Fulton Streets.
  • Public Advocate Letitia James could face up to $500 in fines for failing to register her brownstone rental property in Fort Greene with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, reported DNAinfo. James bought the four unit property in 2007, and the building has 12 open housing code violations, three of which predate James’ purchase.
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