Brooklyn doesn't just lead the city in bicycle commuters, it leads the city in bicycle deaths. While awareness has increased and the city continues to add new lanes for alternative transportation, cars still rule the road and threaten cycling safety.
A Brooklyn teacher was arrested Monday after allegedly slapping and punching a 14-year-old student. The teen suffered eye injuries in the attack. The male teacher, 34, is charged with assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
The accidental death of an unarmed man in a Brooklyn housing project has raised plenty of questions about police protocol. Two police officers were doing routine patrols of the Louis H. Pink houses when one of them accidentally discharged his firearm just as Akai Gurley, 28, entered the stairwell. The errant bullet struck Gurley in the chest, fatally wounding him.
Many Brooklyn parents are fearful for the lives of their children after two people were fatally stabbed in elevators during separate attacks in the past week. A 7-year-old girl remains in critical condition from her stabbing. The suspect has not been apprehended.
A MTA bus accident in Manhattan injured five people during their Friday morning commute.
A collision caused a school bus to roll onto its side in a Bedford-Stuyvesant intersection last week, injuring six children and three adults.
Construction crew members barely escaped with their lives after falling two floors when a Brooklyn house collapsed on Wednesday.
A 25-year-old man was killed in a Crown Heights crosswalk on Sunday morning when a sanitation truck fatally hit him. The garbage truck was making a right turn onto Carroll when it collided with the man, who died at the scene.
A pregnant woman, 36, was fatally injured in a Bay Ridge parking lot after being hit by a snowplow.
The Brooklyn intersection of Fort Hamilton Parkway and 51st Street was the scene of a surreal collision Sunday evening.