Happy Easter/Passover/Draw a Bird Day, everyone! Let's gather around to take a final look back into the past week.
On Monday we introduced you to Daniel Lugassy, a Windsor Terrace resident on a quest to bring affordable health care to the 99 percent. Lugassy knows firsthand the restrictive nature of health care in this country—he's an ER doctor at New York University's Bellevue Hospital. Learn more about Lugassy and his mission .
We learned about an 18-year-old man after they attempted pull him over for not wearing a seat belt. The end of the ride came when the perp found his route blocked by a garbage truck, but not before he racked up an armload of reckless endangerment charges. Following his arrest, police also found multiple pipes in his pockets containing marijuana residue.
A petition 11,000 signatures strong in support of maintaining the five southernmost stops of the G train . The petition—just one of three circulating Brooklyn—was started by the Working Families Party and endorsed by City Comptroller John Liu, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Transport Workers Union and the advocacy group Transportation Alternatives, among others.
Lonelyville, which having spent much of the past four years as a vacant storefront, is truly living up to its name. But with such awesome amenities as a backyard with a deck, not to mention its ideal location next to the park, we're convinced it just doesn't have to be this way. If you had your druthers, that is 154 Prospect Park Southwest?
—that is, as long as there's a pedestrian involved. The Daily News reported Friday that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has determined that bicycle crashes should be reported and tracked just like any other accident or crime. However, the new initiative is focused exclusively on accidents between bikes and pedestrians, while crashes between cars and bikes still appear to occupy a woefully low position on the NYPD's priority list. (At least for now.)