Support for New York City’s second Bike Friendly Business District gained steam with Community Board 2 approval last week. But as endorsements have increased for the district, the initiative has put a spotlight on concerns of residents about bicycle safety in the neighborhood.
About 200 people gathered last night in memory of Alfred Chiodo, an urban affairs director who was found hanged in his Crown Heights apartment on Nov. 7.
Get news on a remembrance service for Alfred Chiodo, an expansion fundraiser for Move With Grace and a factory tour at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in today’s local news round-up.
Residents, local officials and visitors spoke emotionally about pedestrian safety at a vigil on Nov. 5 for Lucian Merryweather, the 9-year-old boy killed in Fort Greene on Nov. 2 when an SUV jumped the sidewalk on DeKalb Avenue.
Read about the continued heat wave, plus our teen writing workshop and an attack last week on a Fort Greene musician in our morning news wrap.