Mean Streets
Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: The city plans to install a raised, two-way bike lane on Ocean Avenue along the border of Prospect Park as part of a grander scheme to ring Brooklyn’s Backyard with dedicated paths for cyclists. Comments (30)
Transit: Southern Brooklyn civic leaders must advocate for more dedicated bike paths in the area, according to local cyclists, who claimed the leaders of local community boards routinely thwart their efforts to promote the form of alternative transportation in traditionally car-heavy neighborhoods. Comments (25)
Transit: As many as 750 speed cameras will soon monitor drivers in city school zones, according to Gov. Cuomo, who on Tuesday said he will sign a bill authorizing a massive expansion of the cameras, and the hours they operate, after the state Senate and Assembly each passed versions of the legislation. Comments (35)
Transit: He’s taking a walk on the safer side. Comments (11)
Brooklyn Heights: Firefighters rushed to put out a blaze on the Brookyln–Queens Expressway on Monday, when a truck burst into flames on the highway near the Columbia Street Waterfront District. Comments (4)
Sunset Park: The city endangered cyclists by painting bike lanes on Fourth Avenue that abruptly end at construction sites where traffic is reduced to one lane, forcing bike riders to choose between their wheels and their lives, according to one outraged bicyclist. Comments (42)
Sunset Park: The city refuses to station traffic-safety agents near ongoing construction projects on Fourth Avenue in Sunset Park, putting hundreds of area students’ lives at risk as they walk to school each day, according to a local civic leader. Comments (16)
Sunset Park: Sunset Park civic gurus blessed Industry City honchos’ scheme to install more giant planters outside the sprawling commercial hub, in an effort to stop big rigs from illegally parking on streets surrounding it. Comments (11)
Park Slope: Postal workers continue to use residential Park Slope streets as parking lots for both their work and personal vehicles, according to residents, who said the federal employees use placards to park illegally even after an agency rep told this newspaper that those placards would be revoked. Comments (33)
Park Slope: A stretch of Ninth Street in Park Slope where a driver hit and killed two children last year is now more dangerous to pedestrians than ever, following a redesign that brought new protected bike lanes to the road, locals alleged. Read more…
Fort Greene: 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)
Downtown: 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 (5)

Pickup-truck driver fatally hits man in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: A man died after a driver hit him while he crossed a Williamsburg street, police said. Comments (9)

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

Greenwood Heights: 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)

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

Bensonhurst: 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

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

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

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

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