4th ave

Apr 042013
Another Pedestrian Struck By Car Near Intersection Of Two Treacherous Streets

NEWS: Another pedestrian was struck by a car in Bay Ridge on April 1, near the intersection of Fourth Avenue and 86th Street – two thoroughfares that have recently proved treacherous for pedestrians – as elected officials and the general public debate over which measures will best mitigate danger and improve safety on our streets.

Mar 262013
City Plans To Narrow Fourth Avenue As Golden, PBA Lobby Against Gentile-Backed Speed Camera Program

TRAFFIC & TRANSIT: As the NYC Department of Transportation unveils a series of traffic-calming measures for Fourth Avenue to mixed reactions, State Senator Marty Golden and the police union are lobbying Albany lawmakers to nix a speed camera demonstration program previously approved by the New York State Assembly.

Feb 282013
Pedestrian Rage Justified: Reporter Clocks 4th Ave Driver At 68 MPH

TRAFFIC & TRANSIT: Brooklyn Paper’s Will Bredderman recently used a radar gun to check out how many drivers are actually following 4th Avenue’s posted speed limit of 30 miles per hour. The answer: Very few.

Dec 212012
Uno Chicago Grill To Hold Children's Balloon Drop On New Years

EVENTS: While New Years Eve normally presents the parents of small children with a limited number of choices for dining out, much less celebrating the approach of midnight with their smallest kin, this year Uno Chicago Grill [9201 4th Avenue] will be holding its own shindig, albeit at a family-friendly hour.

Dec 052012
MTA: R-Train Will Not Run Under East River Until End Of Year

Traffic & Transit: Despite announcing last week that direct R-train service to Manhattan would return by mid December, the MTA is now saying restoration of the Montague Street Tunnel will take until the end of the year.

Nov 292012
In Storm's Aftermath, Sunset Park Church Serves As Center Of Occupy Sandy's Relief Efforts In Rockaways

NEWS: In an article for news magazine the Nation, reporter Ayasha Guerin documents the relief work Occupy Sandy has been undertaking in the storm-ravaged Rockaways. Unbeknownst to many, a Sunset Park church is serving as a crucial link in the Occupy supply chain.