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Riders split on pols’ R-train brainstorm

February 21 | By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Subway riders and transportation advocates had a variety of opinions on an outside-the-box proposal by a group of Bay Ridge elected officials to split the R train route into two separate sections – one operating strictly in Brooklyn and the other running between Manhattan and Queens. Under the proposal, the Brooklyn portion of the R […]

Gounardes to intro ‘Golden Rule’ bill to keep campaign funds out of family businesses

February 19 | By Meaghan McGoldrick Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A pair of Brooklyn pols will hold a rally Wednesday in support of a new bill dubbed “The Golden Rule” – seemingly named after former state Sen. Marty Golden – which would restrict the use of campaign funds at businesses owned by the candidates’ family. The bill is set to be introduced in the state legislature by […]

Around the city, people have installed "ghost bikes" in memory of those who have lost their lives in bike accidents. This one is at Church Avenue and Nostrand Avenue in Flatbush. Eagle file photo by Todd Maisel

Brooklyn’s most dangerous intersections are in Williamsburg, Flatbush and Downtown

February 11 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Over the past five years, eight single-lane intersections in Brooklyn have produced 26 pedestrian injuries and 29 bicycle injuries, according to a study released on Friday by Localize.city, a real estate website that gives potential buyers detailed information about their neighborhoods. While local streets may have less traffic than multi-lane ones and fewer overall crashes, […]