The Day: A Local Shooting, Gas Station Sales and Supporting Myrtle Village Green

The Day: A Local Shooting, Gas Station Sales and Supporting Myrtle Village Green
Flowers will show thanks for all the rain we've had by growing large flower blooms. (Photo by Brien Foy)
Flowers will show thanks for all the rain we’ve had by growing large flower blooms. (Photo by Brien Foy)

Good morning, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

Although we’re starting off the day with some more rain, the drizzle is expected to clear and leave us with mostly sunny skies by our evening commute, according to the National Weather Service. We’re sure looking forward to taking a sidewalk stroll later to see the fat green leaves, swollen with April showers.

Here’s more news to get you started:

  • A shooter in Clinton Hill injured three after he fired into a crowd of people just blocks from Pratt Institute and St. Joseph’s College on Tuesday night, according to the 88th Precinct. The victims were outside a building on Waverly Avenue, near Willoughby Avenue, when a fight broke out at 10:15 p.m. and an unidentified man fired his gun into a crowd. All three of the victims, a 17-year-old girl shot in the torso, a 17-year-old girl shot in the leg and a 26-year-old man shot in the knee, were taken to Kings County Hospital and are in stable condition. Anyone who has information about this shooting is encouraged to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477), submit tips online or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.
  • With soaring Brooklyn property values pushing many property owners to sell, gas station owners from Bedford-Stuyvestant to Fort Greene have shown they are not immune, selling to being replaced by apartment buildings, Brownstoner reported. The latest sale could be of the
 Gulf station at the corner of Myrtle and Vanderbilt avenues, tipsters told the blog. What do you think about the possible loss of this business, locals?636 Myrtle Avenue. 

Last year’s sidewalk sale was a big success, so MVG is back again from noon to 3 p.m. with a host of household items and baked goods. If you’ve got an awesome cookie recipe to contribute or just want to help out MVG, get in touch with Lenora Todaro at ljtodaro@earthlink.net. If you can’t make the sidewalk sale don’t miss MVG’s next official garden meeting on May 6 at 6:30 p.m.

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