Citi Bike to put in revolutionary bike stations
That is Coney Island’s Shrine Church of Our Woman of Solace. Picture: Lore Croghan/Brooklyn Eagle
Citi Bike to put in revolutionary bike stations
Starting this month, Lyft, the proprietor of Citi Bike, and town Division of Transportation plan to put in a brand new kind of bicycle dock that can be situated on each the roadbed and on the sidewalk. Lyft and DOT presently use such “bridging” to accommodate such fixtures as utilities and tree pits. The “3D bridging” pilot permits stations which might be on the roadbed to increase onto the sidewalk, and vice versa. Among the many areas for these bridging docks can be Clinton and Johnson streets, Duffield and Willoughby streets, Willoughby Avenue and Corridor Avenue, and Emerson Place and Myrtle Avenue, in line with Brooklyn Group Board 2.
Rose needs museum to take away Sackler identify
U.S. Rep. Max Rose (D-Southwest Brooklyn-Staten Island) needs the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork to take away the Sackler household identify from its halls. The Sackler household owns Purdue Pharma, which launched Oxycodone and which has been criticized for its direct advertising to physicians. The household and Purdue Pharma are being sued by the State of New York and 23 different states, however the lawsuit has been on maintain as the corporate goes by way of Chapter 11 chapter. “The Sackler household identify is tainted by the blood of a whole lot of hundreds who’ve died from the opioid epidemic,” Rose mentioned.
Group boards rebuff mayor’s name for layoffs
Within the midst of this yr’s price range shortfalls, Mayor Invoice de Blasio is asking town’s group boards to voluntarily lay off a few of their paid workers staff, however a number of Brooklyn boards have rejected the decision. Theresa Scavo, chair of Group Board 15 in Sheepshead Bay, mentioned, “Completely not, we now have a really small workers to start with [and] for us to voluntarily eliminate one other workers member is out of the query.” The Mayor’s Workplace of Administration and Funds requested metropolis planning board chairs throughout a teleconference on Aug. 19 to contemplate slicing again their workers, which is often about three individuals per board, in line with the Brooklyn Paper.
Gang member linked to capturing of Cuomo aide
A Brooklyn gang member was arrested for possessing weapons and ammunition that was utilized in a capturing that resulted within the stray-bullet killing of an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2015. Stanley Elianor, 29, has been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition whereas having beforehand been convicted of one other crime. In keeping with the brand new prices, within the early hours of Sept. 7, 2015, Elianor allegedly attended the J’ouvert competition with fellow People Nation gang members, then engaged in a shootout with the Crips gang outdoors the Ebbets Discipline Homes in Crown Heights, in line with amNewYork. Within the shootout, Carey Gabay, an aide to Cuomo, was struck within the head by a stray bullet, and he later died.
Scorching 97 fires man linked to Hawkins demise
Hip-hop-oriented radio station Scorching 97 just lately fired worker Pasquale Raucci, who has been linked to the demise of Black teenager Yusuf Hawkins in 1989. Raucci labored for the station for greater than twenty years, however his position within the slaying got here to gentle within the latest TV documentary, “Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn.” Whereas Joe Fama was finally convicted as the person who pulled the set off, at age 19 Raucci confronted prices of second-degree homicide, manslaughter, rioting, assault and extra. Raucci, who was working on the station beneath the identify of “Paddy Duke,” was acquitted of the felony counts in 1991, however admitted that he was one of many mob of about 20 youths who chased Hawkins and three mates by way of the streets of Bensonhurst with baseball bats, in line with Caribbean Life.
Colton slams metropolis’s dealing with of rubbish
Assemblymember William Colton(Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Tub Seaside, and Dyker Heights) is criticizing town administration for its mismanagement of rubbish. “Monday morning, a constituent got here to my workplace with a criticism a few important quantity of rubbish, like dirty garments, black rubbish baggage, cardboard bins, and so forth, at West 7 Avenue and Avenue T in Brooklyn.” When his workplace contacted Sanitation by e-mail, the one response was that it might dispatch an officer to research, “as soon as sources turn out to be accessible.” Colton additionally identified that Mayor Invoice de Blasio “lowered the price range for litter baskets by 63 % in comparison with final yr.”
MTA completes work on phase of monitor
The MTA on Monday introduced that main change alternative work on the 4, 5 and 6 strains has been accomplished. Crews started the repairs on Aug. 10, specializing in the elimination and reinstallation of monitor and monitor beds, in addition to the element elements that make the switches work extra reliably. The work required in a single day and weekend suspension of those prepare strains in Brooklyn and in Manhattan south of forty second Avenue. Changing monitor switches at Union Sq., for instance, will enable the 4, 5 and 6 strains to maneuver safely between the native and categorical tracks at that location.
Shellfish cages dunked into water off BBP
Scientists with the Billion Oyster Mission submerged 30 new shellfish cages within the waterway off Brooklyn Bridge Park on Friday, a part of a long-term undertaking to convey oysters to Brooklyn’s shorelines. The cages contained oyster larvae and shells, which can hopefully develop right into a group of grownup oysters. Whereas within the water, the oyster larvae will develop, filter river water and function an academic software for college teams. Oysters had been as soon as plentiful within the waters surrounding New York earlier than they had been worn out by overharvesting and air pollution. One grownup oyster can filter as much as 50 gallons of water per day, in line with amNewYork. The Billion Oyster Mission is situated on Governors Island.
Church caretaker shot to demise
Edward James, a 62-year-old church caretaker, was shot to demise in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Monday. Simply after 5 p.m., James, who lived on Jefferson Avenue, was chased by an unidentified man into the Superb Church of God in Christ on Halsey Avenue, the place he was shot within the again. He was taken to Kings County Hospital, the place he was pronounced useless. James, who was often known as Swayne, reportedly had a household, however members of the church took him in after he grew to become homeless. Deacon Ronald Porter mentioned James was devoted to the church, in line with amNewYork.
Entire Meals opens first online-only retailer
Entire Meals has opened its first everlasting online-only retailer in Brooklyn to satisfy orders for supply. Like different retailers’ online-only shops, this retailer won’t be open to the general public. Demand for on-line grocery supply and curbside pickup has grown in reputation for the reason that starting of the coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, the brand new retailer was already being developed earlier than COVID-19, Nicole Wescoe, Entire Meals president for the Northeast, instructed USA In the present day.
Girl shot whereas standing on porch
A 59-year-old girl was shot whereas standing on a neighbor’s entrance porch in Brownsville early Sunday morning. Sharon Hasty was hit within the leg on Riverdale Avenue and was taken by ambulance to Brookdale Hospital, the place she was reported in secure situation. It’s unclear whether or not she was the supposed goal. Her daughter, Tempest Leggard, instructed the New York Put up that she had survived breast most cancers and two knee replacements.
Compiled by Raanan Geberer.