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The black vehicle is the one driven by the suspect Sherman Harrison that killed Amy Phillipson of Gerritsen Beach. Eagle photos by Todd Maisel

Gerritsen Beach woman dies in fiery hit-run wreck in Tribeca

January 3 | By Todd Maisel Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A 57-year-old Gerritsen Beach woman had no chance of escape when her vehicle was struck by a hit-and-run driver, causing it to flip over and burst into flames in Tribeca Saturday morning, police said. The woman, identified as Amy Phillipson of Gerritsen Beach Avenue, was killed when the hit-and-run driver struck her vehicle, a 2003 […]

A car wash at Avenue U and Gerritsen Avenue. Image © 2018 Google Maps photo

Neighbors eulogize senior killed in Gerritsen Beach car wash accident

May 3 | Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The 85-year-old woman killed in a freak accident at a Gerritsen Beach car wash on Tuesday was remembered as a devoted mother and grandmother who was very much in love with her husband, who was critically injured in the mishap, according to News4 New York. Joan Tornabene and her 90-year-old husband were leaving a car […]

In Gerritsen Beach, which is on a peninsula and has a canal (shown here) in the middle of it, residents continue rebuilding homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan

Post-Superstorm Sandy rebuilding continues in Gerritsen Beach

December 13 | By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle

I’ll give ya shelter from the storm. Five years after Superstorm Sandy, rebuilding continues in Gerritsen Beach, a beloved Brooklyn neighborhood on a slim peninsula. The refrain from Bob Dylan’s old song came to mind the other day as we walked the streets of the picturesque, water-ringed neighborhood. On many blocks, we saw residential construction […]