B48 Bus Wrecked 15 Cars After Driver Had A “Medical Emergency”

Car on Nassau Ave Damaged by B48 Wreck Last Night; Photo: @thatguywithig97

Around 7:30pm last night a B48 driver had what NBC is describing as a “medical emergency” that caused the driver to lose control of the bus, which crashed into over 15 parked cars along Nassau Ave near Kingsland Ave in Greenpoint.

Bus Crashed into 15 Cars Last Night; Photo: NBC

Instagrammer @tonyluib’s feed this morning described his medical emergency as a “seizure” and NBC reported that the driver along with 6 bus passengers were taken to Woodhull for treatment of their injuries.

Were you there to witness the wreck?


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Another Traffic Death: Young Woman Killed By Bus in Williamsburg

Rufina Martinez holds a portrait of her daughter, Marisol. Courtesy Tanay Warerkar / DNA Info


Unfortunately, we have another tragic traffic death to report in the neighborhood. At 1:30am on Sunday (3/2), 21-year-old Marisol Martinez was struck and killed by an MTA bus at the corner of Union and Meeker in Williamsburg. She was walking south on Union Ave when she was hit by the Q59, which was making a left turn on Meeker. Continue reading

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No Cars On McGuinness Blvd – A Virtual Reality with Streetmix

I’m just going to go out on a limb and say it. I hate cars.

See the above image? It’s my vision for McGuinness Blvd using an online App called StreetMix that I read about in this article on Hyperallergic.

Do you notice there are no cars in my design?

I think cars are stupid, especially in a city like New York, where so many people are crammed together, sharing what we all don’t have enough of  – space – especially open natural space. Continue reading

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Getting Out and Around in Greenpoint

If it’s too far to walk or bike…

Subway recovery MAP (as of November 3)

  • G Train
    Completely suspended. No surprise, it’s the G!
  • L Train
    Partial service is in operation between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Parkway. No word when local stops or service to Manhattan will be open.
  • E Train
    Service to and from Manhattan via Court Square is suspended.
  • 7 train
    Limited 7 train service has resumed in both directions from the Times Square-42 Street Station to the Flushing-Main Street Station.

Follow All Trains NYC @NYCTrains on twitter for latest updates.

Subways to Manhattan via Queens

  • Queens Plaza F/M trains are operating into Manhattan to 63rd/Lex.*
  • Queensboro Plaza N trains are running as far as Times Square.*
  • Vernon Blvd 7 train to Manhattan is now running.*

*You can take the B62 bus from Manhattan Ave to the F/M at Queens Plaza and N/R to Queensboro Plaza. Why does everyplace in Queens have to have the same name?

*You can also take  B62 or walk over the Pulaski Bridge to the 7 at Vernon Blvd.

Brooklyn Bus MAP 

The B62 and B43 are both running North/South from Manhattan Ave.

East River Ferry stops in Greenpoint and South Williamsburg will remain closed until further notice, as damage continues to be assessed.

Ferries from North Williamsburg (at North 6th Street) will start at 7AM, and the last ferries will leave Manhattan from E 34th Street and Wall Street/Pier 11 at 6PM. The ferries will arrive at each stop in 15-minute intervals.

More detailed info from NY Waterway’s Advisory Details.

The harbors are open and a new supply of gas is coming in. Supposedly HESS is the best. You can search for gas stations in the area here.

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