Cobble Hill business owner killed crossing Atlantic Avenue

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A driver fatally ran over the owner of a long-running Atlantic Avenue grocery store as he was crossing the road on Sunday, according to a report.

Sixty-six-year-old Muyassar Moustapha was attempting to cross Atlantic Avenue at Clinton Street at 8:24 pm on Aug. 9 when a 26-year-old driving a Mercedes-Benz sedan collided with him, police said. Moustapha was outside of the crosswalk when the driver struck him, according to a police spokeswoman.

Paramedics transported the victim to Brooklyn Hospital Center, where doctors pronounced him dead, a police report said.

Moustapha was the co-owner of Oriental Pastry and Grocery between Clinton and Court streets, according to the New York Daily News. Moustapha and his brothers took over the family business from their late father, who had run the Syrian food emporium since 1967, according to the New York Press.

The driver remained on the scene after the crash and police have not yet made any arrests, according to a report.

There have been 15 other crashes at the intersection of Clinton Street and Atlantic Avenue this year, according to police data.

Reach reporter Noah Hurowitz at or by calling (718) 260–4505. Follow him on Twitter @noahhurowitz
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018: Updated with more details about the victim.
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Eddie R. from Cobble Hill/Heights says:
With all these accidents and injuries at this intersection, the city is planning to add 5000 residents to the area.(LICH Conversion & Pier 6 towers) Traffic patterns are overstrained and insufficient. Now it is costing LIVES. STOP this insanity now. May my friend and neighbor RIP
Aug. 10, 2015, 5:01 pm
Mom from Clinton Hill says:
How many fatalities do there have to be before the city does something? Walking around Barclays is a nightmare.
Aug. 10, 2015, 8:12 pm
Captain Block from 53rd Precinct says:
NYPD does not give a ——. Is that the 76th or the 84th? 26 year old in a Mercedes too-- sounds resonsible.

Meanwhile, if the bums and hairbags in these precinct or the clowns in the 78th cared to watch certain VERY obvious intersections for red light runners, speeders etc...

Maybe a message would be sent?

Sad thing is there are some EXCELLENT cops but from the CO's on down-- from scumbag DeBlasio on down-- everyone knows 99.99% chance a car or truck can do ANYTHING, anytime and nobody but a pedestrian or cyclist will notice or get hurt.

I DARE the 76, for example, to set up a post at the intersection of Union St and Smith, for example--

or the 78 at 3rd & 3rd... why not? Easy collars, easy $$$ for the city from people who deserve worse etc.

We can multiple these examples x neearly every neighborhood in Brooklyn. Thanks DeBlasio, you cretin!
Aug. 10, 2015, 11:30 pm
Neighbor from Atlantic Ave says:
Safety concerns in the area have been ignored by the political hacks at the Atlantic Yards, Forest Ratner, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and Empire State Development. In addition, Deblasio's office has ignored all phone calls, emails by constituents when it comes to safety concerns. Then again, his office ignored all constituent concerns when he was public advocate. Too many political appointees and people who are too "progressive" to have any common sense in the Mayors office.
Aug. 11, 2015, 10:23 pm

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