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October, 2018

Mean Streets

Police: Driver smashes SUV into parked cars, flips it, then flees D’Park scene

Cops are looking for the driver of a sport-utility vehicle who on Saturday smashed the car into two others parked on a residential Ditmas Park street, flipping it, and then fled the scene. Comment
Borough-wide

New B82 Select Bus Service launches

Borough-wide

New B82 Select Bus Service launches

Southern Brooklyn may have a faster way across town. Comments (4)

September, 2018

Transit officials must keep their hands off Brooklyn Heights’s beloved Promenade and return to the drawing board with their plan for rerouting Brooklyn–Queens Expressway traffic during the looming repairs to its triple cantilever, hundreds of fired-up residents demanded at the first of several public meetings about the job on Thursday. Comments (2)
Mayor DeBlasio spent the past two years assuring Canarsie residents that their neighborhood would definitely be considered when the city looked at sites for new ferry stops, but the agency spearheading the study says that there actually isn’t a list of contenders, and it will be relying on suggestions from the public to decide what sites to include. Comments (1)
Gowanus

Dry-ice truck flips on Gowanus Expressway ramp, injuring one

A tractor-trailer filled with dry ice flipped over on a ramp connecting the Gowanus and Brooklyn–Queens expressways on Friday morning, injuring one person, according to a Fire Department rep. Comments (1)
Debris plummeted from above inside Atlantic Terminal station on Friday morning, forcing Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials to suspend 4- and 5-train service in both directions, and leaving irate straphangers scrambling to find alternative commutes. Comments (1)
Mean Streets

Police slap unlicensed driver with summons for hitting boy in Borough Park

Cops slapped an unlicensed driver with a summons after she hit a 3-year-old boy with her car while he was crossing 44th Street in Borough Park on Sept. 19, police said. Comments (1)
Speeding drivers are back to being caught on camera. Comment
Call it water under the bridge. Comment

August, 2018

Brooklyn Heights

Just you wait: L closure a minor nuisance compared to BQE repairs, Hizzoner says

Locals dreading delays when the L train’s Brooklyn–Manhattan tunnel shutters for 15 months next April can expect an even more-hellish commute when the city kicks off its repairs to the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway’s crumbling triple cantilever, according to Mayor DeBlasio. Comments (1)
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Brooklynites already lamenting the fast-approaching end of summer have even less reason to look forward to fall because officials are hiking fees for metered parking across the city, beginning in Kings County on Sept. 4. Comments (2)

July, 2018

June, 2018

Mean Streets

Slamming the brakes: Golden casts aside speed camera bill in push for stop signs, traffic lights near schools

Bay Ridge and Marine Park state Sen. Marty Golden is now supporting a bill that would increase the numer of stop signs in schools zones instead of the one he touted doubling the number of speed cameras near houses of education. Comments (1)
A Park Slope pol wants to pull cars belonging to thousands of law-breaking motorists from city streets and force the rogue riders to go back to drivers’ ed before their wheels are returned, according to legislation he announced on Tuesday. Comment
He wants to give the elderly a lift. Comment
Coney Islanders think the city’s new dockless bike-share program is completely clueless. Comments (2)

May, 2018

He went from camera shy to camera ready. Comments (4)

April, 2018

Talk about backpedaling. Comment
The city has finally taken steps to corral the cars in a Fourth Avenue gas station parking lot where drivers habitually drove on the sidewalks, endangering local kids walking to a nearby school. Comment
State pols late on Friday passed their much-anticipated budget with a provision authorizing use of the streamlined design-build process in the city-led reconstruction of the derelict Brooklyn–Queens Expressway. Comment

March, 2018

Borough-wide

Train drain: F, J service axed in parts of boro this weekend

The weekend commute is totally F’d. Comment
Straphangers who board the fleet of ferries dedicated to shuttling them across the East River from Williamsburg when the L train shuts down next year will get a free transfer to buses waiting for them on the other side, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Comment

February, 2018

The city must do more to protect Sunset Park kids who walk by a dangerous Fourth Avenue gas station to get to school, and change has to come from the top, say local pols. Comment
A Fourth Avenue gas station near a Sunset Park elementary school is a “death trap,” according to local parents, who blasted the city for not doing enough about it. Comments (1)
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