Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Fort Greene

Brooklyn DA Charges Driver With Manslaughter for Killing Victoria Nicodemus

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A grand jury has indicted Marlon Sewell for second-degree manslaughter six months after he jumped a curb in Fort Greene and killed 30-year-old Victoria Nicodemus while driving with a suspended license, Gothamist reports. Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson had refrained from pressing felony charges until Nicodemus’s family pressured his office to take action. On December 6, Sewell, driving a Chevy SUV […]

DOT Bike Planning Starts From Scratch in Clinton Hill

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After withdrawing its plan for a two-way protected bike lane on Clinton Avenue last month, DOT will start over with a series of public workshops to develop a new plan for walking and biking safety in Clinton Hill and Fort Greene. DOT Bicycle and Greenway Program Director Ted Wright shared the news at last night’s Community Board 2 transportation committee […]

DA Ken Thompson Still Hasn’t Charged Driver for December Sidewalk Killing

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Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson charged the driver who killed Victoria Nicodemus on a Fort Greene sidewalk with unlicensed driving, but did not file charges for taking the victim’s life. Six months after the crash, Nicodemus’s family says the DA is dragging his feet on the case. Marlon Sewell hit Nicodemus, her boyfriend, and another person with a Chevrolet SUV […]