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The intersection of Columbia and Nelson Streets. Image via Google Maps

City institutes measures to make Red Hook’s Columbia Street safer

November 28 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

City Department of Transportation officials plan to install four crosswalks across Columbia Street in Red Hook that they believe will help pedestrians cross the busy street more safely. Two of the crosswalks will be installed at the intersection of Nelson and Columbia streets, according to The Brooklyn Paper, while the other two will traverse the […]

Eagle photos by Todd Maisel

Woman struck by SUV crossing Hamilton Ave. in Red Hook

November 14 | By Todd Maisel Brooklyn Daily Eagle

An elderly woman was struck and injured by an SUV as she tried to cross busy Hamilton Avenue at Court Street in Red Hook on Wednesday around 1:45 p.m. The woman suffered multiple injuries and was treated by firefighters and EMS crews. The driver, not immediately identified, stayed at the scene and maintained that he […]

Beto-boosting porcelain clay tokens made by Beriah Wall, who has been crafting similar coins since the 1980s. Photo by Robert Nickelsberg

Tokens of support for Beto O’Rourke, made in Brooklyn

November 5 | By Valerie Stivers From Texas Monthly

Marilyn Descours, a 65-year-old retired baker and restaurateur in La Grange, Texas, is an avid supporter of Beto O’Rourke, the Senate candidate who’s aiming to upset Ted Cruz. Her husband thought she was crazy when she showcased her support for the Democrat on the bumper of their car, for all in their red-leaning town to see. So […]