Good morning, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.
A 60-year-old woman was struck and killed Thursday by a B train at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center subway station, DNAinfo reported. The unidentified woman jumped in front of the northbound train at about 12:30 p.m. and died at the scene, according to the New York Daily News. An unidentified straphanger was also taken to Brooklyn Hospital Center with not life-threatening injuries, the paper reported. Service on the B and Q lines was affected for 90 minutes as police investigated the death, according to an MTA spokesman.
- On Wednesday, Oct. 16, you can celebrate Brooklyn Historical Society’s 150th anniversary with Brooklyn Bounty, a celebration of local food and spirits. Twenty of Brooklyn’s chefs and vendors will gather for gourmet chef tastings, an award presentation, auction, historic cocktails and music. Madiba, a Fort Greene restaurant that offers a “unique South African experience,” will represent the nabe during the night’s festivities. Single tickets are $200 and $350 for couples. You can purchase tickets online for the event, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at 128 Pierrepont Street.
- Look out, Manhattan: Brooklyn homes are selling at record-high prices, thanks to increasing demand and low-but-rising mortgage rates, according to the New York Post. In 2007, the average price of a Brooklyn home was $603,428. In 2009, that number sank to $494,720, but it has soared back up the $694,777, according to a Douglas Elliman real estate report. What do you think, locals – is Brooklyn worth the growing price tag?
- Want to feed your sweet tooth and help out a good cause? Stop by Jordan’s Bake Sale on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. Funds raised through the bake sale will benefit No Kid Hungry, a campaign that fights to end childhood hunger in America by connecting kids to effective nutrition programs, educating lower-income families on how to stretch their food budgets for healthier meals at home and advocating for national policy changes. The stand will be located at 364 Clermont Avenue, between Lafayette and Greene and just across the street from the Brooklyn Flea.