Cyclists push for extra bike lanes on bridges
Hi there Kitties: Winged lions type the bottom of a lamppost at Montague Road’s Chase Financial institution department. Picture: Lore Croghan/Brooklyn Eagle
Cyclists push for extra bike lanes on bridges
Bicycle advocates rallied final week to demand extra bike lanes on the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg and Queensboro bridges. “As individuals proceed to enterprise out extra in a protected and socially-distanced manner, we have to present extra protected house for them to take action,” stated Katherine Willis, an organizer for Transportation Options’ new marketing campaign Bridges4People. Bicycle journeys on these 4 spans have elevated greater than 22 % this August over August 2019. The activist need to take away two automobile lanes on the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges, in accordance with the Brooklyn Paper.
Eugene to present out free meals
Councilmember Mathieu Eugene (D-Crown Heights-East Flatbush-Flatbush, Kensington) is partnering with native organizations to supply free meals and masks to residents going through meals insecurity through the COVID-19 pandemic. “I need to commend and thank the neighborhood organizations which have partnered with me to present these sources to these in want,” stated Eugene. “We’ve got held a number of meals and masks distributions, offering giant sections of the neighborhood with meals that may assist them feed their households.”
Amazon Music indicators new lease in Williamsburg
Amazon Music lately signed a lease for 40,000 sq. ft at Rubenstein Companions’ and Heritage Fairness Companions’ 25 Kent Ave. in Williamsburg. Amazon Music, a streaming service based 4 years in the past to compete with firms equivalent to Spotify, seeks to make use of the house as a studio or manufacturing workplace. Amazon lately stated it was transferring Twitch, a streaming service utilized by video avid gamers, into Amazon Music as a manner for artists to host dwell digital performances, in accordance with Enterprise Insider.
LIU names TV host as institute chair
Rita Cosby, the famend Emmy-winning TV host, correspondent and best-selling writer, who can be a local Brooklynite, has been named by Lengthy Island College because the chair of its World Service Institute. Cosby will encourage a dedication towards volunteerism amongst college students by way of conferences, internships, scholarships and fellowships. Dr. Kimberly R. Cline, President of Lengthy Island College, stated, “Along with her international expertise exploring essential headlines and lifelong dedication to service, Rita Cosby is an exemplary chief who will elevate the Institute to even increased ranges.”
Rep. Rose hails return of indoor eating
U.S. Rep. Max Rose (D-Southern Brooklyn-Staten Island) and several other Staten Island officers lately hailed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that indoor eating might be allowed in New York Metropolis in a lowered capability. “We recognize Governor Cuomo listening to our calls and dealing with us to convey again New York Metropolis indoor eating,” they stated. “Eating places have been holding on for expensive life and have to know there’s a lightweight on the finish of the tunnel. However this is only one step in an extended journey. We want to verify they get the assist and steering they should safely reopen.”
State to start ‘misplaced wages’ funds
The New York State Division of Labor on Thursday introduced that funds for the Misplaced Wages Help program, which offers an extra $300 in weekly wages to unemployed New Yorkers, will start this week. As much as 2.4 million New Yorkers are eligible for this system, together with 435,000 who should submit an extra certification to qualify. In the course of the pandemic emergency, New York State has paid $43.7 billion in unemployment advantages to three.5 million New Yorkers, representing greater than 20 typical years’ value of advantages paid in simply six months.
Little one care program to start at Flatbush YMCA
AT&T and subsidiary WarnerMedia lately introduced a $500,000 donation to the YMCA of Better New York to assist create an in-person little one care program for households in high-need areas of New York Metropolis. In Brooklyn, this system might be supplied on the Flatbush YMCA. With colleges set to reopen part-time, many dad and mom who would not have the choice of working from house might be left with out reasonably priced little one care choices for days when their youngsters be taught from house. The funding will permit the YMCA to assist and supervise college students throughout faculty day distant studying from 8 a.m. to three p.m., in addition to to supply some in-person project-based studying and bodily video games and actions.
Cinch Market combines on-line gross sales, small companies
A brand new on-line purchasing website might be linked to Brooklyn small companies. Cinch Market, which payments itself as an “all the pieces retailer,” goals to supply Brooklyn residents with a single supply for his or her shopping for wants. Impartial retailer homeowners like the location as a result of it offers them with one other gross sales outlet. The location additionally now has a particular “Again to Faculty” part that was curated by and for native children and oldsters. “It’s the primary time we’re actually utilizing this hybrid mannequin to indicate others what it may well seem like when you may have a group of companies that work with the neighborhood, and reply to what they want,” Maya Komerov, head of Cinch Market, informed the Brooklyn Paper.
Two-bedroom apt. asking $875K in Prospect Heights
A two-bedroom co-op condo at 125 Jap Parkway, situated throughout from the Brooklyn Museum, is promoting for $875,000. The condo has an extended lobby resulting in a lounge with an arched doorway. A separate kitchen has a dishwasher and small eat-in space. The 2 bedrooms are spacious, and the constructing comes with a standard laundry room and landscaped courtyard, in accordance with Curbed.
Keep in mind the Alamo, Brooklyn model
The still-furloughed staff on the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Downtown Brooklyn are petitioning the corporate for elevated pandemic protections, hazard pay and medical health insurance advantages for all staff. Greater than 100 staff, about half of the staffers who labored on the theater earlier than it closed in March, signed the petition. In response, the executives of Alamo Drafthouse invited the employees to a convention name on Sept. 10 to debate the matter, in accordance with IndieWire.
Riders Alliance feedback on subway delays
Final Thursday noticed a sequence of delays on the 4, 5, 6, A, B, D, M and Q subway traces. Commenting on the delays, Danny Pearlstein, communications director for the Riders Alliance, stated, “As New York reopens, nurses, lecturers, college students and different riders want dependable practice service greater than ever. To maintain our restoration, New Yorkers want Congress and the White Home to rescue the transit system on the coronary heart of the nation’s monetary and cultural capital.”
MTA bus struck by bullet
An MTA bus was struck by a bullet on Thursday afternoon in Crown Heights, police stated. The B25 bus was hit by gunfire simply earlier than 5:30 p.m. close to the nook of Atlantic and New York avenues. Not one of the six passengers have been injured. Police are looking the realm for a grey Jeep Wrangler, which they imagine was the gunman’s car, in accordance with the New York Submit.
Survey asks dad and mom about faculty rezoning
A brand new survey is asking dad and mom to present their opinions a few plan to redraw zones for seven Brooklyn elementary colleges in District 15, which encompasses Crimson Hook, Gowanus, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill and Carroll Gardens. “The survey is a instrument that may permit us to listen to from a broad vary of neighborhood members,” the organizers wrote. The rezoning would have an effect on seven colleges — P.S. 676, P.S. 15, P.S. 32, P.S. 58, P.S. 29, P.S. 38 and P.S. 261. The survey will ask households a sequence of questions primarily based on fairness and their objectives for selecting a faculty, in accordance with Patch.
Brooklyn man dies after Queensbridge capturing
A 23-year-old man from Brooklyn died Tuesday after being shot within a constructing within the Queensbridge Homes in Lengthy Island Metropolis, Queens. Round 9:25 p.m. that day, police acquired a name a few man shot inside a public housing constructing at 40-23 Vernon Blvd. Officers arrived to seek out Dahmel Miller on the ground of a hallway, unconscious and with gunshot wounds to his abdomen and buttocks. He was taken to Cornell Hospital, the place he was pronounced useless, in accordance with Qns.com.
Compiled by Raanan Geberer.