Transit Issues

Williamsburg: 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 the pol previously claiming the panel would need to sign off on the scheme. Comments (1)
Mean Streets: 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 (4)
Mean Streets: Scaffolding outside a Downtown building came crashing down on Tuesday, after a man smashed his sport-utility vehicle into the temporary wooden-and-metal structure on Cadman Plaza West, according to a Fire Department spokesman. Comments (4)

Pickup-truck driver fatally hits man in Williamsburg

Mean Streets: A man died after a driver hit him while he crossed a Williamsburg street, police said. Comments (8)

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

Mean Streets: 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 (2)

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

Coney Island: 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 (8)

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

Mean Streets: A driver struck and killed a Bensonhurst senior blocks from his home on New Year’s Eve, police said on Wednesday. Comments (1)

Senior hit, killed by driver on Gravesend street

Mean Streets: A driver hit and killed a senior in Gravesend on Wednesday, police said. Comments (2)

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

River of Tears: 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 (8)

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

Mean Streets: 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 (9)
Mean Streets: A woman crashed her sport-utility vehicle into a Georgetown home on Thursday, injuring one. Comment

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