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Williamsburg

MTA formally cancels L shutdown, pushes forward with new repair plan

State transportation leaders officially cancelled the L-train closure, stating Metropolitan Transportation Authority board members do not have to approve the new subway-repair plan Gov. Cuomo abruptly revealed on Jan. 3, despite his previous claims the panel would need to sign off on the scheme. Comments (1)
A bicycle vault coming to the streets outside Atlantic Terminal Mall this spring will provide a new, hip way for cycling commuters to stash their pedal-powered rides, according to its creator. Comments (1)
Mean Streets

Drunk driver from Marine Park prison-bound for leaving friend to die in fiery crash

A drunk driver will spend at least four years in state prison after leaving his friend to die in a fiery, Greenwood Heights crash in 2017. Comments (1)
Coney Island

It’s a shore thing! City ferry service will add stop in Coney Island, mayor announces

Coney Island will receive a long sought after stop on the city’s ferry service as part of a new South Brooklyn express route to Manhattan, Mayor DeBlasio announced. Comments (6)
Mean Streets

Cops: Driver hits, kills Bensonhurst senior on New Year’s Eve

A driver struck and killed a Bensonhurst senior blocks from his home on New Year’s Eve, police said on Wednesday. Comment
Williamsburg

L-pocalypse no! Gov pulls plug on 15-month L closure, reveals new plan that allows continued service

Gov. Cuomo on Thursday abruptly announced the L train will not close for 15 months in April, upending the planned reconstruction project that state and city transit leaders for years warned Brooklynites would wreak havoc on their commutes. Comments (1)
Mean Streets

Senior hit, killed by driver on Gravesend street

A driver hit and killed a senior in Gravesend on Wednesday, police said. Comment
Mean Streets

Cyclist killed on Third Ave after crashing into cab door and hurtling into traffic

A driver fatally crashed into a cyclist on Jan. 1, after the bicycle rider collided with the open door of a taxi cab and hurtled into traffic on Third Avenue in Greenwood Heights. Comments (1)
Mean Streets

Driver smashes SUV into Georgetown home

Mean Streets

Driver smashes SUV into Georgetown home

A woman crashed her sport-utility vehicle into a Georgetown home on Thursday, injuring one. Comment
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