TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT: Last Thursday morning, two straphangers jumped down to the subway track roadbed at the 77th Street station to pull another rider who had fallen onto the tracks to safety. Earlier this week, rescuers John Gearity and Richard McDonald were honored for their fast-thinking action with a state proclamation by State Senator Marty Golden.
TRAFFIC & TRANSIT: While thoughts of a daily commute via the R-train may regularly inspire alcohol consumption by those living along the Fourth Avenue Local, news of a year-long closure of the Montague Street tunnel recently spawned an “informational happy hour” sponsored by the Riders Alliance at Greenhouse Cafe [7717 3rd Ave] June 27.
NEWS: On the morning of Friday, May 31, parishioners at St. Anselm’s Roman Catholic Church [356 82nd St] discovered two apparently desecrated statues among the landscaped trees and shrubs that line the building’s perimeter.
POLITICS: An anonymous source recently weighed in on the feud between State Senator Marty Golden and Brooklyn Republican Chair Craig Eaton, telling Brooklyn Eagle’s Paula Katinas that divisions among the Kings County GOP could result in far-ranging consequences for the party.
TRAFFIC & TRANSIT: Six months after Transportation Alternatives proposed bike and pedestrian lanes on the Verrazano Bridge as part of their Harbor Ring project, supporters of the idea have begun a petition on website Change.org in order to help gain some much-needed traction, as well as the attention of Governor Andrew Cuomo.